Clinical professor of Occupational Medicine University of Copenhagen, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital Denmark

Clinical Professor of Occupational Medicine, Department of Public Health


Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
University of Copenhagen 
The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Occupational Medicine to the Department of Public Health to commence by January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible. The professorship is combined with a consultancy at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Department of Énvironmental and Occupational Medicine in the Capital Region.  
It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy. In order to be considered the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This applies also to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. The advertisement for the consultancy is available from  - using this link 
Information about the Department of Public Health can be found at 
Job description 
For the professorship the main emphasis will be on the candidates’ ability to document research leadership and ability to attract external funding together with a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Occupational Medicine.
The professor’s duties will primarily consist of: 
  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination  
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination 
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers  
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate  
  • Academic assessments  

Required qualifications
The candidate should be able to: 
  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline 
  • Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer. 
  • Provide research-based teaching 
The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills. 
Terms of employment 
For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of DKK 180.030,42 (1. April 2017-level). The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. 
For further information please contact the Head of Department, Professor Steffen Loft 
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility). 
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:
  • Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max 2 pages) 
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications 
  • Diplomas - all relevant certificates 
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages) 
  • Publications to be considered in the assessment (a copy of each, max 10) 
  • Teaching plan 
  • Teaching portfolio (link to portfolio guidelines)

Application procedure 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.  
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.  
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. 
Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, Thursday 7 June 2018. 
Interviews for this position will most likely be held on 8 October 2018. 

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