List of titles

This page contains a list of English and Swedish titles at Umeå University. The list was extensively revised in autumn 2019 and contains the names of all university employments, academic titles, roles and positions. All in all: titles. The page also includes a style guide for the use of capital letters in English titles.

English title Swedish title Comments
academic writing instructor skrivpedagog  
academy clerk akademisekreterare  
acting tillförordnad

Used in combination with a title. Swedish abbreviation tf.

adjunct associate professor adjungerad universitetslektor  
adjunct lecturer adjungerad universitetsadjunkt  
adjunct professor adjungerad professor  
administrative coordinator administrativ samordnare  
administrative manager administrativ chef  
administrative secretary intendent  
administrator  administratör Replaces enhetsadministratör (unit administrator), institutionsadministratör (department administrator) och senioradministratör (senior administrator).*
admissions officer antagningshandläggare  
analyst analytiker  
analyst utredare  
architect arkitekt  
archivist arkivarie  
art educator konstpedagog  
artistic director konstnärlig ledare  
assistant assistent  
assistant professor biträdande universitetslektor  
assistant professor forskarassistent  
assistant professor, combined with clinical employment biträdande universitetslektor, kombinerad med klinisk anställning  
assistant professor, combined with clinical employment biträdande universitetslektor, kombinerad med klinisk tjänstgöring   
assistant professor, consultant (attending) physician biträdande universitetslektor, specialistutbildad läkare  
assistant professor, resident dentist biträdande universitetslektor, ST-tandläkare   
assistant professor, resident physician biträdande universitetslektor, ST-läkare  
assistant professor, senior consultant dentist biträdande universitetslektor, specialistutbildad tandläkare  
associate dean vicedekan  
associate professor universitetslektor Replaces senior universitetslektor (senior senior lecturer).* 
associate professor, combined with clinical employment universitetslektor med förenad klinisk anställning  
associate professor, consultant (attending) physician universitetslektor, specialistutbildad läkare  
associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician universitetslektor, överläkare  
associate professor, senior consultant dentist universitetslektor, specialistutbildad tandläkare  
audit director revisionschef  
bibliometrician bibliometriker  
bookbinder bokbindare  
 budget director budgetchef  
caretaker vaktmästare  
chemist kemist  
cleaner lokalvårdare  
clinical assistant klinisk assistent  
clinical coordinator klinisk samordnare  
communications director, head of Communications Office kommunikationschef    
communications officer kommunikatör  
compendiator excerpist  
computer centre director datachef  
constructor konstruktör  
content manager innehållsansvarig Web management role.
controller controller  
coordinator koordinator  
coordinator samordnare Replaces institutionssamordnare (department coordinator).*
counsellor kurator  
dean dekan Dekanus should not be used in Swedish.
degree officer examenshandläggare  
dental technician instructor instruktionstandtekniker  
deputy dean prodekan Dekanus should not be used in Swedish.
deputy director biträdande föreståndare Replaces the former biträdande högskolerektor (assistant rector).
deputy director ställföreträdande föreståndare  
deputy director of administration biträdande förvaltningschef  
deputy head of department biträdande prefekt  
deputy head of department ställföreträdande prefekt  
deputy head of faculty office biträdande kanslichef  
deputy head of faculty office ställföreträdande kanslichef  
deputy head of office biträdande enhetschef  
deputy head of section biträdande avdelningschef  
deputy library director biträdande överbibliotekarie  
deputy university director biträdande universitetsdirektör  
deputy vice-chancellor vicerektor  
development manager utvecklingsledare  
dietician dietist  
director föreståndare This also replaces the former högskolerektor (rector).
director musices director musices  
director of administration förvaltningschef  
director of studies studierektor  
directory coordinator katalogansvarig  
docent docent  
doctoral student doktorand  
education administrator utbildningsadministratör  
education coordinator utbildningssamordnare  
engineer ingenjör  
environmental analyst miljöanalytiker    
environmental coordinator miljösamordnare  
equal opportunities administrator handläggare för lika villkor  
equal opportunities representative företrädare för lika villkor  
examination administrator tentamensadministratör  
expert expert  
facilities planner lokalplanerare  
faculty director of studies utbildningsledare  
faculty office administrator kansliadministatör Faculty office replaces dean's office as the new translation of fakultetskansli.
faculty office coordinator fakultetssamordnare  
faculty office secretary fakultetssekreterare  
field assistant  fältassistent  
financial administrator ekonomiadministratör  
financial coordinator ekonomisamordnare  
financial officer ekonom  
fire safety representative brandskyddsombud  
graphic designer grafisk formgivare  
group leader gruppledare  
head chef  
head of academic discipline ämnesföreträdare  
head of administration förvaltningschef  
head of archives arkivchef  
head of consulting konsultchef  
head of department prefekt  
head of division verksamhetsområdeschef  
head of faculty office kanslichef  
head of office enhetschef  
head of public procurement and purchase upphandlingschef  
head of section avdelningschef  
head of service servicechef  
head of the Planning Office planeringschef  
head of unit områdeschef  
human resources administrator HR-administratör Replaces personaladministratör (personnel administrator).
human resources coordinator HR-samordnare Replaces personalsamordnare (personnel coordinator).
human resources director, head of the Human Resources Office personalchef  
human resources generalist HR-specialist Replaces personalsekreterare (personal secretary) och personalspecialist (human resources specialist).
human resources strategist HR-strateg Replaces utvecklingskonsult (development consultant).
information administrator informationsadministratör  
information assistant informationsassistent  
information owner informationsägare Web management role.
interior planner inredningsplanerare  
internal auditor internrevisor  
international contact internationell kontaktperson  
international coordinator internationell koordinator  
international strategist internationell strateg  
invigilator skrivningsvakt  
IT coordinator it-ansvarig IT is spelt it in Swedish and IT in English.
IT educationalist it-pedagog  
IT manager it-chef  
IT manager it-ledare  
IT strategist it-strateg  
IT systems administrator systemadministratör it  
laboratory assistant laboratoriebiträde  
laboratory assistant ekonomibiträde  
laboratory engineer laboratorieingenjör  
laboratory technician laboratorieassistent  
language consultant språkkonsult  
lecturer universitetsadjunkt  
legal officer universitetsjurist  
librarian bibliotekarie  
library assistant biblioteksassistent  
library director överbibliotekarie  
marine biologist marinbiolog  
marketing officer marknadsförare  
museum assistant museiassistent  
museum curator museiintendent  
museum director museichef  
museum host museivärd  
museum technician museitekniker  
nurse  sjuksköterska  
nursing instructor instruktionssjuksköterska  
nursing instructor instruktionssjuksköterska  
operative manager arbetsledare  
operator operatör  
payroll specialist lönespecialist  
physicist fysiker  
physiotherapist fysioterapeut  
post distributor postdistributör  
postdoctoral fellow postdoktor When neccessary, please separate employment from scholarship by using the following titles: postdoktor – postdoctoral fellow, postdoktor (stipendiefinansierad) – postdoctoral fellow (scholarship holder)
press officer presschef  
principal senior advisor to the dean dekans seniorrådgivare Dekanus should not be used in Swedish.
printer tryckare  
pro-vice-chancellor prorektor  
pro-vice-chancellor ställföreträdande rektor  
professor professor Includes senior professor (senior professor)and kallad professor (directly appointed professor - formerly honorary visiting professor).*
professor, combined with clinical employment professor med förenad klinisk anställning  
professor, consultant (attending) physician professor, specialistutbildad läkare  
professor, medical physicist professor, sjukhusfysiker  
professor, senior consultant (attending) physician professor, överläkare   
professor, senior consultant dentist professor, specialistutbildad tandläkare  
programme coordinator programansvarig  
project administrator projektadministratör  
project assistant projektassistent  
project coordinator projektkoordinator  
project coordinator projektsamordnare  
project manager projektledare  
property and facilities director fastighetschef  
psychologist psykolog  
psychotherapist psykoterapeut  
public procurement officer upphandlare  
purchasing administrator inköpsadministratör  
purchasing officer inköpare  
quality coordinator kvalitetssamordnare  
radiation protection representative kontaktperson för strålskydd  
registrar registrator  
research assistant forskningsassistent  
research coordinator forskningssamordnare  
research engineer forskningsingenjör  
research fellow forskare Also replaces forskare, mc, (research fellow, marie curie) och senior forskare (senior researcher).*
research nurse forskningssköterska  
safety representative skyddsombud  
sales officer säljare  
sea captain sjökapten  
secretary sekreterare  
security coordinator säkerhetssamordnare  
senior advisor to the dean dekans rådgivare Dekanus should not be used in Swedish.
senior archivist första arkivarie  
senior consultant seniorkonsult  
senior instrument maker  första instrumentmakare Replaces förste instrumentmakare in Swedish.
senior librarian första bibliotekarie  
senior research assistant första forskningsassistent Replaces förste forskningsassistent in Swedish.
senior research engineer första forskningsingenjör Replaces förste forskningsingenjör in Swedish.
service administrator serviceadministratör  
service assistant serviceassistent  
service assistant servicemedarbetare  
service technician förrådstekniker  
service technician hustekniker Also used for expeditionsvakt/vaktmästare.
special needs teacher specialpedagog  
statistician statistiker  
study administrator studieadministratör  
study coordinator studiesamordnare  
study counsellor studievägledare  
supervisor handledare  
system developer systemutvecklare  
system engineer systemingenjör  
systems administrator systemadministratör  
systems administrator, Ladok systemadministratör Ladok  
teaching assistant amanuens grundutbildning  
technician tekniker Replaces seniortekniker (senior technician), tekniker 1 (technician 1), tekniker 2 (technician 2).*
test developer provutvecklare  
university director universitetsdirektör  
university veterinarian universitetsveterinär  
vice-chancellor rektor  
visiting associate professor gästlektor  
visiting lecturer gästuniversitetsadjunkt  
visiting professor gästprofessor   
visiting research fellow gästforskare  
web editor webbredaktör Web management role.
web editor with limited access funktionsredaktör Web management role.
work environment representative arbetsmiljöombud  
workshop technician verkstadstekniker  

Style guide for the use of capital letters in English titles

Academic titles in the Appointments Procedure, Vice-Chancellor titles, members of the University Management, as well as dean, deputy dean and associate dean should be written with lowercase letters in general reference, and with initial capital letters when referring to a specific person, role or title.

Example

  • Sara Karlsson, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor Peter Andersson
  • All previous professors of physics have ...
  • The Vice-Chancellor will give a welcome address at the conference.
  • The colloquium gathers vice-chancellors from various universities.
  • She is Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Science and Technology.
  • The University Director will give a welcome address at the conference

Other, non-academic titles and technical/administrative staff titles should only be written with initial capital letter when in direct conjunction with a name, and in general, the title comes after the name. When titles are used in other positions, even when they are referring to a specific individual, they are written with lowercase letters.

Example

  • Lisa Smith, Communications Officer at the Department of Culture and Media Studies.
  • Mattias Bergkvist, Senior Librarian at the Umeå University Library.
  • Carl Svensson is head of the International Office.
  • He is a legal officer at Umeå University.

 

* Please note! When a title is being replaced by a similar title without its prefix, such as for instance institutionssamordnare – department coordinator becomes samordnare – coordinator, or when seniortekniker – senior technician becomes tekniker – technician, this will take effect in the staff directory shown on the web. However, the employment contract will remain the same.

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Read more

Regler för engelsk titulatur
(Regulation for English titles - approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 10 September 2019)

Missiv till beslut om Regler för engelsk titulatur
(Comment to Regulation for English titles)

Beslut om befattningsbenämningar i förvaltningen
(List of University Administration titles and organisational names)

These documents are available in Swedish only. The most relevant information has been translated into English and made available in the List of titles.

Anna Lawrence
5/7/2020