I want to try another job, can I be on leave from my postition at LiU?
If you have a permanent employment you have the right to be on leave and try another position in the Swedish state, up to two years. This is only if the other position is a fixed-term employment (provanställning/”trial period” included).
You also have the right to be on leave for studies, however the employer can postpone the leave up to 6 months.
If you have a permanent position and want to take another position regulated in Högskoleförordningen (Higher Education Ordinance), for example ‘doktorand’ or ‘biträdande lektor’, you have the right to be on leave during all the time.
There are some other reasons for leave, such as union and political work, and for starting up an own business. Contact us if you want to know more about this.
In other cases, the employer can grant you leave for up to 6 months, but it is no absolute right.