Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
The University seeks to appoint an associate professor within Companion
Animal General Medicine to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences to
commence 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Information on the Department can be found at: Faculty of Health and Medical
Sciences – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk) and www. ikv.ku.dk/english.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences covers strong and
internationally recognized research areas in clinical veterinary sciences.
Based on these, we want to set a new standard for cross-disciplinary research,
education and innovation within animal health and disease and be among the
best public workplaces in Denmark. Our research supports teaching in a manner
and quality securing continued national and international bench marking. The
culture of the department is typical Scandinavian: a flat structure with a
tradition for close collaboration where all employees are expecting openness,
mutual respect, and sharing of ideas, resources and competences.
The Section for Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology's joint
research area is the inter-dependency between inflammation and hemostasis as
part of the innate immune defense and development of assays for predictive
biomarkers in companion animal and comparative medicine. The section holds
clinical teaching and service obligations within companion animal general,
internal and critical care medicine, oncology, clinical nutrition and
veterinary clinical pathology and collaborates across fields nationally and
Companion Animal general medicine is a core discipline in the fourth and fifth
years of the veterinary education in Denmark. The associate professor will
therefore be expected to take a leadership role in both teaching and examining
undergraduate students, as well as assist and promote the development of
further teaching strategies within this field. Furthermore to provide
continuous professional educations seminars for veterinarians in general
practice as well as teaching in the international postgraduate masters program
within Companion Animal Clinical Sciences (www. cacs.ku.dk).
In considering applications for the associate 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 companion animal
general medicine with focus on:
Infectious and zoonotic diseases
The associate professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:
Research, including publication/academic dissemination
Research-based teaching, including clinical teaching and service,
associated examination and course responsibilities
Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers as
well as securing external funding.
Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society.
Leading the Infection control and antimicrobial stewardship program and
the isolation facilities at the University Hospital for Companion Animals.
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:https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.
Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:
PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area
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
Research experience and scientific publications within the field of the
Research based teaching experience within the field of the position and
documented pedagogical training at University level
The applicant must hold a DVM with license to practice in Denmark, or be
willing to apply for such within 6 months
Qualifications within one or more of the following scientific areas within
Companion Animal General Medicine are required: preventive medicine,
infectious and zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.
The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and
Terms of employment
The position is permanent, and the average weekly working hours are 37 hours
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
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at
For further information about the post, please contact research head Lisbeth
Rem Jessen on +4535330952 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www. ism.ku.dk
(International Staff Mobility) and www. workingconditions.ku.dk.
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on "Apply online"
below, and must include the following:
Application motivating the basis on which the applicant wishes the
scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed
Curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications and information
about external funding
Diplomas (Master's, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
Upload a list of maximum 5 publications to be assessed
Research plan (3-5 pages)
Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-
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
Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing
date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Tuesday, 1 February 2022.