Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition (Readvertisement)

The position is linked to the Master-education in Clinical Nutrition, and includes teaching as well as planning and management of practical training in hospitals. This teaching is in Danish. The research conducted should mainly be in relation to conditions in hospital patients with a clinical perspective, in the field of human pathophysiology, quality assessment or rehabilitation/recovery after disease. Knowledge about the health system in Denmark and experience with patients will be appreciated, as well as knowledge about quality assessment and improvement in a hospital setting.

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily be research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within clinical nutrition, physical rehabilitation and quality assessment. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at , as well as . Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate professor Jens Rikardt Andersen:, Head of section for Preventive and Clinical Nutrition, Professor Lars Ove Dragsted:, or to Head of Department, Professor Arne Astrup: . 

During your employment as assistant professor, you must participate in the formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors at the Faculty of Science.

The position is open from April 1st 2020 and 4 years from employment or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 408,730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,893). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate copies of 5 particularly relevant published papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 3 May 2020, 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

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0100/20-2A.


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Application deadline: 03-05-2020
Employment start: 01-07-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

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