Teaching Assistant Professor in Biochemistry of the Gastrointestinal System at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Copenhagen University
July 18, 2024
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We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Teaching Assistant Professor in Gastrointestinal Biochemistry for a part-time position (limited to 3 years, 7,4 hours per week). This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to our vibrant academic community and shape the next generation of medical doctors.

The position is available from October 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information on the department can be found at: https: // bmi.ku.dk/

Our research and educational activities The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) is an interdisciplinary department. Our research is translational and placed in the cross-field between basic health research and the clinic/industry. The researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences carry out research-based, clinically relevant undergraduate teaching and supervision at several study programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. We offer relevant pedagogical training in the teaching in Higher Education Programme.

More information about our teaching: https: // bmi.ku.dk/english/teaching/teaching-at-bmi/

Your job You will contribute to teaching and course development in various ways:

  • You will deliver engaging seminars and laboratory training related to gastrointestinal biochemistry.
  • You will partake in further development of course materials, including online resources, based on real-world patient cases.
  • With our focus on contemporary teaching approaches and blended learning environments, you will collaborate with faculty members to enhance an interactive learning environment that encourages student engagement, student-centred learning and critical thinking.
  • You will encourage student engagement in research activities and potentially contribute to relevant research projects.
  • Profile We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Biochemistry, Human Biology, Medicine or a related field.
  • You have prior experience in teaching biochemistry or related subjects at the university level, ideally in the medical curriculum.
  • You have relevant professional experience, e.g. through previous positions, within clinical biochemistry.
  • You have excellent communication skills and can readily adapt to different target groups.
  • You thrive with working in teams.
  • You are highly interested in contemporary pedagogy and didactics.
  • Proficiency in Danish and English.
  • Desirable experience and skills:

  • History of publications within one of the Department's research themes (https: // bmi.ku.dk/english/research/)
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

    Terms of employment The average weekly working hours are 7,4 hours per week.

    The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. Start date is 1 October 2024 or after agreement.

    Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary at 7,4 hours per week starts at 8,120 DKK/approx. 1,080 EUR (April 2024 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

    Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

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

    Questions For further information please contact associate professor Ole Hartvig Mortensen e-mail [email protected] or Vice Head of Dept. for Education, prof. Nicole Schmitt e-mail [email protected]

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

    Application procedure Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now' below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • Account on teaching experience and teaching vision.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • List of publications.
  • Deadline for applications: 18 July 2024 , 23.59pm CET

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    The further process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

    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 wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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