Clinical Professor of Paediatrics
University of Copenhagen Department of Paediatrics
Denmark

Clinical Professor of Paediatrics with special focus on Cerebral Palsy and Early Brain Damage (fixed-term, 5 years)

Department of Clinical Medicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
 University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Paediatrics with special focus on Cerebral Palsy and Early Brain Damage to commence as soon as possible. The externally funded professorship is combined with a consultancy or senior researcher position at Rigshospitalet – Juliane Marie Centre, Department of Paediatrics in the Capital Region.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the clinical position. In order to be considered the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the clinical position) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the clinical position. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants or senior researchers at the Hospital. The advertisement for the clinical position is available from https://www.sundhedsjobs.dk/jobopslag/397018

Both the professorship and the clinical position will be financed by Rigshospitalet – Juliane Marie Centre.

Information on the department can be found at: http://ikm.ku.dk.

Job description

In the consideration of applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Paediatrics.

The professor’s responsibilities 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

Six overall criteria apply for 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 criteria here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

Furthermore, each applicant must 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 190,528.86 (1 April 2020 level).

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

Questions

For further information please contact Head of Department Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, jesper.hastrup.svendsen@regionh.dk, http://www.sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: http://www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application

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 and PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • Uploads of maximum 10 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Short resume (https://ikm.ku.dk/ansat/ansaettelser/laes_ogsaa_om/dokumenter/Short_Resum_.pdf)
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio / Template for inspiration: https://cms.ku.dk/sund-sites/sund-institutter/ikm-sites/ikm-dk/ansat/ansaettelser/laes_ogsaa_om/dokumenter/template-teaching-portfolio.docx)
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Teaching plan
  • A complete list of publications

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 https://jobportal.ku.dk/.

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, Sunday, 18 October 2020.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 23 February 2021.

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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.

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Application deadline: 18-10-2020
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Department of Paediatrics at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet


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