Associate Professor in Oral Rehabilitation
University of Copenhagen Department of Odontology

Associate Professor in Oral Rehabilitation

Department of Odontology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Department of Odontology to commence on 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible.

Information on the Department can be found at: 

Job description

Oral Rehabilitation is the discipline within dentistry, which deals with diagnosis, planning of treatment and restoration of larger tooth defects, congenitally or acquired missing teeth and other oral tissues. Within the field of Oral Rehabilitation, we analyze the extent to which artificial replacements should be used and how the patient can best maintain oral function, comfort, appearance and health. An important part of the current research profile at the section is implant-based and digital research.

In the Department of Odontology, Oral Rehabilitation is situated in the Section of Oral Health, Society and Technology. In this section, interdisciplinary research is conducted with focus on relevance and value for patients and society. Patients with special oral needs are especially in focus and we apply a multi-method approach with the aim to develop and test new application-oriented methods, technologies, preventive measures and treatments.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination and applying for funding
  • 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

Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here:

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • An internationally recognized research profile, a considerable number of high quality peer-reviewed publications and an articulated research vision and strategy with social impact
  • A clear research profile with an original vision and strategy for research activities within the field of dentistry and specifically oral rehabilitation
  • Pedagogical competencies and considerable experience with research-based teaching
  • Experience with research communicating
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships, including interdisciplinary collaborations and international research networks.
  • Experience with applying for research funds
  • Independent management of research projects

Furthermore, the applicant must have obtained the DDS and PhD degrees or equivalent. Preferably, the applicant also has permission to work independently as a dentist in Denmark.

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.


If the candidate does not master Danish (alternatively Swedish or Norwegian), it is a requirement that a sufficient level (oral and written) of Danish is obtained during the first 2 years of employment. All patient records must be kept in Danish, and Danish is the official language of instruction in the Graduate Programme in Dentistry.

Terms of employment

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


For further information, please contact Head of Department Anne Havemose-Poulsen,

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching 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 23.59 p.m. CET, Thursday 5 November 2020.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held in week 5 2021.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 05-11-2020
Employment start: 01-04-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Odontology

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