Teaching Assistant Professor of Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Copenhagen University
June 15, 2024
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Teaching Assistant Professor of Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences , University of Copenhagen

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is seeking applications for a full-time position as a Teaching Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. The position is available from September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter .

As a Teaching Assistant professor, you will be part of the Surgery group, Section for Surgery, Neurology & Cardiology.

Job description

The primary focus of this position is to plan, coordinate, and execute teaching and clinical services within veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. The service works closely with all the University Hospital for Companion Animals services, especially general surgical and exotic medicine services.

Teaching duties include clinical teaching, lectures, and workshops, bachelor and veterinary thesis projects and course responsibility for veterinary pre- and postgraduate education. In addition, the applicant is expected, as part of the dentistry team, to develop further the clinical veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery discipline, including developing teaching material based on animal patient cases and implementing online teaching, teaching materials and exam formats for both pre- and postgraduate education in veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery.

In addition to teaching, the applicant will participate in the development, teaching and examination of the postgraduate Master, Companion Animal Clinical Sciences programs. While not a requirement, the applicant is encouraged to engage in patient recruitment and other research-supporting activities, and potentially serve as a clinical coordinator for relevant research projects. As a teaching assistant professor, your main responsibility will be to provide clinical and theoretical teaching to veterinary students, residents and post- graduate master's students in companion animal dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, as well as interact with and assist faculty in developing further teaching strategies and implementing technology-driven teaching solutions. Additionally, the teaching assistant professor can be responsible for relevant pre- and postgraduate veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery courses.

About us The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is known for its strong and internationally recognised research areas in clinical veterinary sciences. Our goal is to set a new standard for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation in animal health and disease. Our research supports teaching in a manner and quality that secures continued national and international benchmarking. The department's culture is typically Scandinavian: a flat structure with a tradition for close collaboration where all employees expect openness, mutual respect, and sharing of ideas, resources, and competencies. We aim to be among the best public workplaces in Denmark.

The Section for Surgery, Neurology & Cardiology collaborates with and holds clinical teaching and service obligations within companion animal anesthesia and analgesia, pre-clinical, general and specialised surgery, neurology and cardiology, as well as dentistry and rehabilitation, and collaborates across fields nationally and internationally. The section actively collaborates widely within and across other sections.

The dentistry and maxillofacial surgery team consists of both veterinarians and veterinary technicians who provide an extensive range of examinations and treatments for both first opinion and referral patients. Veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery is a core discipline in the clinical veterinary curriculum as part of veterinary education in Denmark. In addition, final-year students choosing the companion animal track are offered practical clinical companion animal dentistry rotations within their coursework.

Further information on the department can be found at: www. ikv.ku.dk/english.

Required Qualifications

In considering applications for the position, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document teaching experience at a specialised level in veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery as well as on a specialised clinical background within veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery such as completion of a European residency program within the discipline or being able to obtain Danish National Specialization. In addition, experience with developing online teaching materials and applying digital platforms will be an advantage. As a teaching assistant professor, it is obligatory to complete the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen assistant professor pedagogical degree (“Adjunktpædagogikum”) as soon as possible.

  • The applicant must hold a DVM with the license to practice in Denmark or be willing to apply for such within 6 months.
  • The applicant must speak and write a Scandinavian language (Danish, Norwegian or Swedish) and have good spoken and written English skills.
  • Documented undergraduate veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery teaching qualifications.
  • Experience and skills in course planning.
  • Documented specialisation within veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, incl. companion animal experience. Applicants with EBVS board eligibility or board certification within the discipline will be preferred.
  • The teaching assistant professor must also be enterprising and possess good interpersonal skills.

    Place of employment

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

    Terms of employment

    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 organisations.

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

    Read more about the qualifications for teaching assistant professors in the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020 (https: // www. retsinformation.dk/eli/lta/2019/1443.)


    For further information about the post, please contact Head of Section, Jørgen Koch, on TEL: +4540223714 or e-mail [email protected].

    Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www. ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).


    The application must be submitted in English by clicking on "Apply online" below and must include the following:

    Letter of application (1 page)

    Curriculum vitae and, if available, publication list

    Diplomas - all relevant certificates

    Teaching portfolio (https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job- application-portfolio)

    Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English will be assessed.

    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.

    Please submit your application before June 15, 2024.

    The further process After the expiry of the application deadline, the authorised 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 review by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant can 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/.

    The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

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