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882526 Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor to the Department of Pharmacy to commence 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information on the Department can be found at: http://pharmacy.ku.dk/ 

Job description
The Department of Pharmacy is looking for an assistant professor to support its activities in clinical pharmacy research in the Section for Social and Clinical pharmacy (SCP). The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree (or otherwise have acquired skills equivalent to a Ph.D. degree) at the time of appointment and have a documented experience in clinical pharmacy research.

Clinical pharmacy is defined by the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) as “a health specialty, which describes the activities and services of the clinical pharmacist to develop and promote the rational and appropriate use of medicinal products and devices. Clinical Pharmacy includes all the services performed by pharmacists practicing in hospitals, community pharmacies, nursing homes, home-based care services, clinics and any other setting where medicines are prescribed and used.” In addition, SCP has a long standing expertise in social pharmacy research. Social pharmacy deals with the role and use of medicines at the individual, group and societal levels and the related professional roles.

The candidate should be interested in and show ability to establish research collaboration with practicing pharmacists and other health care professionals in the primary and secondary health care sector in Denmark. In addition, the candidate should be able and willing to collaborate and engage in cross-disciplinary activities within the section as well as with other scientists at the department and university.
The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examinations within bachelor and master level curricula at PharmaSchool at the University of Copenhagen. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties such as administrative tasks.

Assessment of applicants will in part consider their level of documented research and also their ability to work with clinicians in the field of improving medicines use. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. Out-reach qualifications of applicants including the ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

During the employment as tenure track assistant professor, the assistant professor is to participate in a formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences in order to qualify for a permanent position.

The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily consist of:
•    research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
•    research-based teaching
•    sharing knowledge with society
•    participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors

The tenure track assistant professor’s performance will be evaluated through annual evaluations. Furthermore, the tenure track assistant professor will be evaluated in a mid-track appraisal.

After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/ 

Required qualifications
•    a PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area
•    research experience within the field of the position

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.

The assistant professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal 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).

For further information please contact the Head of Department Flemming Madsen, flemming.madsen@sund.ku.dk or Head of Section Anna Birna Almarsdóttir, aba@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

•    Application including reasons for applying for this post
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Diplomas
•    List of publications
•    Research plan
•    Max. 5 publications you wish to be considered in the assessment
•    Documentation of teaching skills, if applicable

Please note: on the online application form it is mandatory to upload a teaching plan and at least 5 publications. If you do not have a teaching plan or 5 publications please upload blank documents in theses boxes.

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 jobportal.ku.dk.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The application 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 in this post to apply.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 23.59pm, Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Interviews for this post will most likely be held on Thursday 18 May 2017.

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.