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146130 Associate Professor of Cariology and Oral Radiology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
University of Copenhagen 
 
The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Department of Odontology to commence as soon as possible. 
 
Information on the Department can be found at: http://odontology.ku.dk/
 
Job description 
The Department of Odontology wishes to appoint an Associate Professor to the research areas Cariology (2/3) and Oral Radiology (1/3). 
 
Cariology 
Cariology is one of the major subjects in the dentistry curriculum with courses from the 4th term (BA) to the 4th term (MA). The courses in the BA-programme provide a thorough insight into cause, progression and treatment of diseases in the hard dental tissues, with specific focus on caries. Focus is also on pathology and diagnostics of caries and how to detect active lesion(s) at an early stage when preventive measures may stop further decay, thus avoiding operative intervention. It is important to know when operative intervention is indicated and knowledge regarding clinical and theoretical aspects that lead to optimal treatment is essential. Particular emphasis is also given to clinical and biological consequences of restorative treatment as well as the choice of dental materials used in operative intervention. 
 
Radiology 
Radiology is the science of ionizing radiation, in particular electromagnetic radiation such as X-rays. The field deals with the techniques of projection, exposure and processing and the interpretation of radiographic images. Oral radiology comprises radiography of jaws, facial skeleton and skull (dentomaxillofacial radiology). The objective of teaching radiology is to enable the student to practice radiography and to interpret radiographic images. Graduates will be qualified to assume responsibility for dental X-ray equipment in accordance with the Danish National Board of Radiation Protection. Teaching includes theoretical and practical courses. 
 
The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of: 
  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination  
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination, within the field of Cariology and Oral Radiology. The applicant must also be prepared to undertake teaching assignments within other disciplines at the department. 
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers  
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate  
  • Academic assessments  
  • Administrative functions 
The specific research topics to which the Associate Professor is expected to contribute are: 
Cariology 
  • Aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics risk assessment and management of caries 
  • Further development of the ICDAS and ICCMS programmes 
  • Behavioural change 
  • Devising new/optimizing recent management options for the caries disease, such as SEAL treatment and approximal sealing 
Radiology 
  • Detection and diagnostics of diseases in intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs 
  • Research in the field of subtraction radiography 
  • Approval in description of Cone Beam CT in the field of Odontolgy  
Required qualifications  
The successful applicant should be able to document: 
  • Research qualifications achievable in a position as assistant professor or equivalent within Cariology and Oral Radiology 
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies 
  • Research-based teaching 
The associate professor is also required to be enterprising and possess good interpersonal and communicative skills. 
 
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 2013. 
 
Questions 
For further information please contact Head of Section Kim Ekstrand, kek@sund.ku.dk, http://sund.ku.dk  
 
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: http://ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).  
 
Application 
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:  
Application procedure  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized 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://jobportal.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 23.59 p.m. CET, Sunday 10 December 2017.  
 
Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 9 March 2018. 
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Kim Ekstrand
E-mail: kek@sund.ku.dk

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Application deadline: 10-12-2017
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Odontologisk Institut

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