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(211-0548) Tenure-track assistant Professor of Health Informatics

Tenure-track assistant Professor of Health Informatics 
Department of Computer Science 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
 
The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) is expanding its research and educational activities and hereby invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Health Informatics. Health Informatics at DIKU is focused on the human-centred design and implementation of innovative health IT solutions. 
 
The assistant professor will join the department’s Human-Centred Computing Section (http://www.diku.dk/english/research/hcc/). The section’s research is concerned with the theory and practice of how people engage with computing. Currently, our focus is on computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), health informatics, human-computer interaction (HCI), and information systems development. 
 
The candidate will be affiliated with the Computational Artefacts (CompArt) project (http://www.compart.ku.dk). The objective of the CompArt project is to contribute to the field of CSCW by developing a systematic, conceptual foundation for understanding, designing and implementing computational artefacts in cooperative work settings. The theoretical work is informed by empirical studies of how practitioners conceive of, develop, and exploit the material properties of computational artefacts in actual work processes within health care, architectural design, and administration. 
 
Preferred candidates should: 
  • Have a PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent. 
  • Combine an outstanding research record within Health Informatics and CSCW with a strong commitment to teaching. 
  • Have documented experience in designing and implementing health IT solutions in collaboration with health care providers, clinicians, patients, and other key stakeholders. 
The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research and teaching within, but not limited to, health informatics and CSCW. The department values cross-disciplinary research and teaching and is actively involved in several cross-faculty research projects and educational programs. Thus, the preferred candidate must be capable of and interested in facilitating cross-disciplinary interactions both within the Computer Science Department and across the university. The candidate must be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching, including courses for students with a non-technical background, e.g., the humanities or health sciences. 
 
Contributing to the CompArt project is also key to the position. This will encompass in-depth field studies in the Danish health care system. It is therefore a requirement that the candidate is proficient in Danish. 
 
The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact. 
 
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. 
 
The position is open from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
 
Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Professor Jørgen Bansler (bansler@di.ku.dk, cell phone: +45 2381 1332) and Head of Department, Professor Mads Nielsen (mads@diku.dk, cell phone: +45 2460 0599). 
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
 
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
 
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
 
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 413.717 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 70.746).  
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
 
The tenure-track programme 
An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures. 
 
Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.  
 
Criteria for promotion 
After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria: 
  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in  high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period 
  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications 
  • A significant track record of successful external research funding
  • Establishment of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group  
  • Completed http://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses 
  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students  
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 
 
Please include  
  • Curriculum vitae including: 
    • Please describe and document international network and relations  
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities 
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark 
    • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media 
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants. 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans  
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document: 
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
    • Teaching experience 
    • Formal pedagogical training 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers 
  • References – up to 3 persons whom we may contact about your qualifications and past work 
 
The deadline for applications is Sunday 4 February 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.  
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
 
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  
 
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 20 June 2017 
 
Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0548 
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Application deadline: 04-02-2018
Employment start: 01-08-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science

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