Teaching assistant professor or teaching associate professor in veterinary clinical pathology

Copenhagen University
May 17, 2024
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The University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences seeks to appoint a board-certified/qualified veterinary clinical pathologist or a veterinarian aspiring to become one, for a full time position, June 15 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The position may be classified as teaching assistant professor or teaching associate professor, depending on level of qualifications of the applicants.

Please see the University of Copenhagen merit criteria here: https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

The appointed individual will be involved in diagnostic service, research and teaching activities in Veterinary Clinical Pathology with administrative tasks constituting a minor part of the position.

Diagnostic service : Primary duties in the diagnostic service include:

Examination and reporting of cytology samples, evaluation and interpretation of clinical pathology results including haematology, biochemistry, and endocrinology as well as evaluation and reporting of flow cytometry.

Our state of the art laboratory (The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, (https: // vetdiagnostik.ku.dk/) is located immediately next to the busy University hospital for Companion Animals. In addition, we receive samples daily from the Large Animal Teaching Hospital, from researchers across the veterinary field and from first opinion practices across Denmark, which provides us with a varied and interesting material. We have close interaction with our clinical associates, allowing for tailored individualised reports and excellent feedback and discussion of cases.

Research activities : The appointed veterinary clinical pathologist will be expected to engage and participate in extramurally funded research activities within relevant fields of interest, which could be related to all aspects of veterinary clinical pathology, the diagnostic service or teaching. Collaborative research is valued and projects could involve pre- or post- graduate students.

Teaching responsibilities: The appointed veterinary clinical pathologist will contribute to the teaching of veterinary students, training of laboratory technicians, as well as teaching post graduate students.

As teaching assistant professor , you will independently develop, plan, implement and evaluate teaching activities. No later than six months before the end of the sixth year of employment, a written assessment must be provided of the teaching assistant professor's qualifications for the purpose of evaluating whether the teaching assistant professor has acquired the qualifications necessary to teach at the level of teaching associate professor.

As teaching associate professor , you will independently develop, plan, implement and evaluate teaching activities. Contribute to course development and teaching related administrative tasks as well as implementation of new teaching elements.

In addition, participation in seminars and journal clubs is expected. The laboratory aspires to be an active resident training site, and the appointed veterinary clinical pathologist will be an integral part in planning and executing this process.

Required minimum qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent veterinary degree
  • Experience in diagnostic veterinary clinical pathology and related laboratory methods, veterinary clinical pathology teaching or the use of veterinary clinical pathology in clinical practice
  • Experience with teaching undergraduate veterinary students or veterinary professionals
  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Board certified by the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists (ECVCP), American College of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists (ACVCP) or Royal College of Veterinary Pathologists (RCVP). Candidates who have completed their clinical pathology residency but are not yet board certified will also be considered. In this case, board certification exam leave will be provided.
  • Depending on qualifications, the successful applicant can be employed as either teaching assistant professor orteaching associate professor within Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Should the appointed veterinary clinical pathologist not possess pedagogical training already, the university will provide the necessary courses.
  • Please read more about the qualifications for teaching assistant and associate professor here (2020, punkt. 2.3): https: // www. retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=212083. In English: MinisterialOrderno.1443of11December2019onJobStructureforAcademicStaffatUniversities.pdf (ufm.dk).


  • Job type: Permanent
  • Average 37 working hours per week
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, no on-call.
  • Generous holiday allowance (6 weeks/year)
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • About us The Veterinary Clinical Pathology research group performs research in all aspects of veterinary clinical pathology but has a focus on understanding and developing diagnostic biomarkers within inflammation and haemostasis and validation of assays for predictive biomarkers in a range of species.

    The group is responsible for both lectures, classroom teaching and small group teaching of 4th and final year students, provides an advisory service and continuous professional education seminars for veterinarians in general practice as well as teaching within an international professional postgraduate master's degree program within Companion Animal Clinical Sciences (www. cacs.ku.dk ). Our goal is to regain the merit as a clinical pathology residency training site and the employed veterinary clinical pathologist will be required to direct and supervise and train coming residents in veterinary clinical pathology as well as potential visiting residents.

    The Veterinary Clinical Pathology team is a part of The Section of Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology. The Section holds clinical teaching and service obligations within companion animal general, internal and critical care medicine, oncology, clinical nutrition and veterinary clinical pathology and collaborates across fields both within the department but also nationally and internationally.

    The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences covers strong and internationally recognized research areas in clinical veterinary sciences and Veterinary Science at the University of Copenhagen is currently ranked 14th in the world (QS World University ranking, 2024). We want to set a new standard for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation within animal health. The culture of the department is typical Scandinavian: a flat structure with a tradition for close collaboration where all employees are expecting openness, mutual respect, and sharing of ideas, resources and competences.

    Information on the Department can be found at https: // ikv.ku.dk/english/

    The application should include the following:

  • Motivated application (a maximum of 1 page)
  • Documentation for degree and post graduate qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae and publication list
  • Teaching portfolio (https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment- process/job-application-portfolio)
  • For the teaching associate professor position, documented pedagogical qualifications
  • 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. For further information, please contact Associate Professor Lise Nikolic Nielsen, [email protected]. Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https: // www. ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

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