161211 Clinical Professor of Infectious Diseases with Special Focus on Neuroinfections (Fixed-Term, 5 Years)

Copenhagen University
April 08, 2024
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Department of Clinical Medicine Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of infectious diseases with special focus on Neuroinfections to commence as soon as possible. The externally funded professorship is combined with a consultancy at the Department of Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital – Zealand University Hospital in the Zealand Region .

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy . In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. Please find the advertisement for the consultancy at Sundhedsjobs.

Both the professorship and the consultancy will be financed by Copenhagen University Hospital – Zealand University Hospital.

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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 Infectious Diseases.

The professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination. The applicant is expected to build an excellent research environment in neuroinfections including national and international collaboration on clinical intervention studies and new diagnostic treatment algorithms.
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination. The applicant will participate and lead in pre- and postgraduate training of medical students and doctors in the topic of infectious diseases in general and neuroinfections specifically.
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of bachelor and master students as well as PhD students. Neuroinfections is an expanding field due to improved diagnostics and urgent need to improve clinical outcomes. The applicant is expected to be a leader in the scientific development of the field as well as in clinical mentorship and clinical training.
  • 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 criterion.

    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 The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of five years.

    For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of 200,193.32 DKK (1 October 2023 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, [email protected], the Faculty of Health and medical Sciences.

    Foreign applicants may find the university's International Staff Mobility useful..

    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
  • Self-declaration form (Template under ”Nyttige links”)
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines / Template for inspiration under ”Nyttige links”)
  • 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 the university's Job portal.

    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, Monday, 8 April 2024.

    Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 24 October 2024.

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