160061 Associate Professor of cognitive neurorehabilitation (Part time, Fixed-Term, 5 Years)

Associate Professor of cognitive neurorehabilitation (Part time,

Fixed-Term, 5 Years)

Department of Neuroscience


Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Department of Neuroscience to commence as soon as possible.

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

Job description
The successful candidate has a clinical background in neurorehabilitation, preferably a specialist in clinical neuropsychology and has solid research experience in neurorehabilitation and neuroscience. The candidate will develop an independent research program in the field of cognitive neurorehabilitation with a focus on fatigue following brain injury and family involvement in neurorehabilitation. Furthermore, the candidate will teach and develop courses related to cognitive neurorehabilitation as part of the professional Master in Neurorehabilitation.  We seek to appoint an associate professor (10%) to conduct original and internationally competitive research within the area of fatigue following brain injury and family involvement in neurorehabilitation. The position furthermore involves a close collaboration/interaction with the Neurorehabilitation Research and Knowledge Center, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, as a key element in the position is to bridge basic preclinical research with clinically-oriented research within neurorehabilitation. The candidate is expected as a key element of the position to promote a close interaction between the research sites.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:              

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

Furthermore, the candidate must be able to document:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Research-based teaching

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 5 years.

The average weekly working hours are 3,7 hours per week.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation 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 Professor Jens Bo Nielsen (jbnielsen@sund.ku.dk)

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).



The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for the position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)

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 https://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. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 15 October 2024.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held first in December 2023.


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.


Application deadline: 15-10-2023
Employment start: 01-01-2024
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Department of Neuroscience
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