Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine - Nursing

University of Southern Denmark
January 22, 2023
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Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine - Nursing Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine - Nursing

A position as Associate Professor (10% time) is vacant at Odense Respiratory Research Unit (ODIN) ,Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The position is limited to 4 years with the possibility of extension.

Odense Respiratory Research Unit (ODIN)

In recent years, the research unit has expanded significantly. Currently, it comprises 1 clinical professor in respiratory medicine, 2 honorary professors, 5 associate professors, 2 post docs, 4 research nurses including a leading research nurse, a research secretary, 4 PhD-students and several Master students. The Research Unit publishes approximately 60 peer-reviewed papers annually.

Research encompasses all major disease areas within the field of respiratory medicine, with a special emphasis on supporting the regional and highly specialized clinical functions and centers at the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Odense University Hospital.

Current research areas within the field of nursing at the research unit are research based on clinical practice within the field of respiratory medicine. Research methods used often include health professionals, patients and relatives closely involved in the research process as co-researchers. Ongoing research projects all focus on the patient perspective in all fields of respiratory medicine. In addition, investigation and development of the clinical fields involving telemedicine, particularly vulnerable patients, family nursing, outgoing and outreach nursing, as well as prevention of hospitalization.

The Department of Respiratory Medicine

In total, the department has a little more than 140 employees, comprising physi­cians, nurses, molecular biologists, laboratory technicians and medical secretaries.

Currently, the 140 employees medical staff include 1 chief consultant, 1 chief nurse, 1 professor, 12 consultants, 5 staff specialists, 2 senior nurses, 1 senior research nurse, 2 nurse specialists, 4 research nurses and 32 nurses working within the following specialized teams:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) unit
  • Center for severe exercise dyspnea and asthma
  • South Danish Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases (SCILS)
  • Center for Lung Cancer (CFL)
  • Mycobacterial infection Center
  • Pulmonary Aspergillosis Center Denmark (PACD)
  • Regional Pleural Clinic
  • Ward for Respiratory Medicine (J1)
  • The academic position

    The job involves research, professional development, research education, teaching, including exams, supervision and assessment work within the field of respiratory medicine.

    Expectations of qualifications

    The associate professor must be employed as a nurse at the department of respiratory medicine, OUH. The associate professor must have documented research experience within the areas of respiratory medicine nursing.

    In addition, good cooperation skills will be expected in order to further the development of research in the areas mentioned above, both interdisciplinary as well as nationally and internationally. International partners are an advantage, but not a requirement.

    Furthermore, the applicant will be expected to have:

  • A PhD degree or equivalent post-graduate research qualifications
  • Relevant research experience documented by publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • A successful track record in obtaining research funding
  • Danish language skills are not required initially, however, should be mastered within the first 2 years of employment.

    Reference The associate professor will refer to Chief Nurse Line Larsen in matters concerning the clinical part of the job, and to the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik in matters regarding the associate professorship.

    Contact information

    Further information about the position can be obtained from Chief nurse at the Department of Respiratory Medicine, OUH, Line Larsen, email: [email protected] , to the Head of Research Christian B. Laursen, [email protected] or to the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, SDU, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +45 6011 3046.

    Salary and terms of employment

    The applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

    Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

    Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent electronically via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted and assessed. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 MB.

    Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

    The application must include (as PDF- or docx-files):

  • A motivation letter
  • A CV
  • Certificates
  • A Teaching portfolio
  • A research plan, including a record of own research and a vision for future research in the research unit at the hospital
  • A track record of obtained research funding
  • A complete and numbered list of peer-reviewed publications
  • Six peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate to be most important for this position. Please note that one PDF- of docx-file must be attached for each publication.
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

    Applications may be shortlisted.

    Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Further details

    Read the Guideline for applicants.

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 22/01/2023

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