Associate Professor of Bacteriology (20%)
(Fixed-Term, 3 Years)
Costerton Biofilm Center (CBC)
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
The University seeks to appoint an associate professor in Bacteriology to the Costerton Biofilm Center (CBC), Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM) to commence as soon as possible. The position is limited to 3 years and is a 20% position.
ISIM is responsible for the course in microbiology, which prepares the medical students to manage the antimicrobial treatment of patients in clinical departments, to cooperate with clinical microbiologists on an optimal treatment of the patients, and to start working in a clinical microbiology department. As the teaching is case-based and clinically oriented, it is preferred that the candidate for the associate professor position is a specialist in clinical microbiology with experience from a department of clinical microbiology and has teaching experience.
Information on the Department can be found at: https: // sund.ku.dk/.
Job description In considering applications for the associate professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant´s ability to document teaching experience in microbiology as well as high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Bacteriology.
Thus, it is expected that the candidate has a medical education background and speciality in clinical microbiology. Research in the area of antimicrobial resistance, which is the research interest of CBC, is an advantage.
The associate professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:
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:https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.
Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:
The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.
Terms of employment The position is limited to a period of 3 years.
The average weekly working hours are 7.4 hours per week.
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation 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.
Questions For further information, please contact Professor Oana Ciofu, [email protected]
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https: // www. ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).
Application The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:
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. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 13 February 2023.