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Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathology

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathology commencing on 1 December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
Information about the Department can be found at http://ivh.ku.dk/english/
Job description  
In considering applicants for the associate professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant’s ability to document a high level of original scientific work on an international level within the area of veterinary pathology and experimental pathology. As the associate professor will be responsible for pre- and post-graduate courses as well as PhD courses in special pathology and experimental pathology, experience with developing of teaching material in relation to special pathology and laboratory animal models will be of high priority. The applicant will be responsible for diagnostic work within the area of domestic animals as well as laboratory animals.  
The associate professor’s duties will primarily consist of:  
  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination  
  • Research-based teaching at pre- and postgraduate levels, including associated examination 
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of students and researchers  
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate  
  • Some diagnostic work may also be required  
  • Academic assessments 
Required qualifications
Main emphasis will be put on the applicant’s ability to document original scientific work at the highest international level within the area of experimental pathology. The candidate is further expected to have documented experience with teaching special pathology, laboratory animal model pathology and biomedicine for pre- and post-graduate students. As the position also involves diagnostic work on domestic mammals and laboratory animals including morbid anatomy and histopathology, requests of diagnostic tests from other laboratories, applicants must be graduates with a registered veterinary qualification in the EU.  
Further, candidates for the associate professorship are required to have:  
  • Shown ability to attract funding for own research  
  • Experience with management of cross border collaboration between university and private sector  
  • Teaching qualifications such as an Assistant Professor or equivalent within the subject areas  
As the section’s research to a very high degree is focused on morphological inflammation pathology priority will be given to candidates with this research focus.  
The Associate Professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Terms of employment
If the applicant for the position as Associate Professor has had no previous teaching experience through employment as an Assistant Professor or has not achieved corresponding teaching experience, the appointment will be probationary for 1½ years.
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 2013.
For further information about the post, please contact Henrik Elvang Jensen, Professor, tel. (+45) 353 33100 or email elvang@sund.ku.dk.
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:  
Application procedure 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised 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 http://employment.ku.dk
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 23.59pm CET, Friday 1 September 2017. 
The date for interviews for this position is yet to be decided.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Henrik Elvang Jensen


Application deadline: 01-09-2017
Employment start: 01-12-2017
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

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