Recruitment regulations and legislation
Presented here is an overview of the legislation and regulations that apply for recruitment at Karolinska Institutet as a university and state authority.
Higher education legislation
The Swedish Higher Education Act contains general regulations for universities and university colleges. Chapter 3 of the Act contains regulations for the appointment of professors, adjunct professors, visiting professors and senior lecturers. The regulations in the Higher Education Act are supplemented by the regulations in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance which regulate matters linked to joint positions, qualifications and basis of assessment for appointment, and certain matters linked to the appointment process.
Högskolelagen Higher Education Act
Högskoleförordning Higher Education Ordinance
The appointments procedure came into force on 1 January 2016 and applies until further notice. The appointments procedure and the appurtenant instructions incorporate all the regulations that apply for the appointment of teaching staff.
Anställningsförordningen The Employment Ordinance
Public sector employment
Matters concerning employment at Karolinska Institutet imply the exercising of public authority and are therefore subject to the following laws:
Förvaltningslagen Administrative Procedure Act
Offentlighet- och sekretesslagen Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act
Lagen om offentlig förvaltning (LOA) Public Administration Act
Lagen om anställningsskydd (LAS) Employment Protection Act
Medbestämmandelagen (MBL) Co-Determination in the Workplace Act
Diskrimineringslagen Discrimination Act
Arbetstidslagen Working Hours Act
Lag om arbetstagares rätt till ledighet för utbildning Employees’ Right to Educational Leave Act
Föräldraledighetslag Parental Leave Act
Semesterlag Annual Leave Act
Lokalt villkorsavtal (pdf) Local collective agreement
Kollektivavtal för postdoktor (pdf) Collective agreement for postdoctoral appointments
Kollektivavtal för adjungerade lärare (pdf) Collective agreements for adjunct teaching staff
Rules for appointments after the age of 67
Collaboration agreement at KI
Samverkansavtalet (pdf) Collaboration agreement
Partiality regulations (pdf) apply for recruitment.
The Board of Research has established the fee levels for experts in conjunction with the appointment of teaching staff and researchers, such as senior lecturers, professors and postdoctoral research fellows. The fee for the examination of a docent appointment has also been established. No extra remuneration is paid to KI employees who serve as experts.
Arvodesnivåer till sakkunniga (pdf) Fee levels for experts