157345 Clinical Professor (chair) of Occupational Medicine

Clinical Professor (chair) of Occupational Medicine
Department of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
 University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Occupational Medicine to commence as soon as possible. The professorship is combined with a consultancy at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Capital Region.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy. In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. The advertisement for the consultancy is available at: https://www.sundhedsjobs.dk and https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=342&ProjectId=243971&DepartmentId=18496&MediaId=5

Find information on the department at: https://ifsv.ku.dk/

Job description
The clinical professor acts as chair of the speciality and takes the lead in the general development of the speciality’s academic identity. Also, the clinical professor is the guarantor of the academic quality and relevance in the content of exam assignments.

In the consideration of applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Occupational Medicine.

For the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the candidate’s ability to document research leadership and ability to attract external funding together with a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Occupational Medicine. It is also a requirement that the applicant has adequate qualifications to provide teaching.

The professor is expected to carry out and supervise research, provide teaching, and publish/communicate scientific findings. Furthermore, it involves an obligation to handle research management to the extent appropriate for the tasks and requirements of the Department of Public Health. Other than the clinical work, cf. the position as consultant, the task will include development of the subject area, research and undergraduate teaching, research education, further education of researchers, and assessment of scientific work, lectures, exam clinics, exams, participation in coordinating clinics and symposia and other teaching. The distribution between the different tasks may vary over time.

The professor’s duties 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 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, each applicant must be able to:

  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline
  • Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
  • Provide research-based teaching

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

Terms of employment
The position is a permanent position. For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of 195.859 DKK (1 April 2022 level).

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information please contact Head of Department Theis Lange, thlan@sund.ku.dk, http://www.sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: http://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 this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s and PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • Uploads of maximum 10 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio )
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Teaching plan
  • A complete list of publications

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://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, 23 October 2022.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on February 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: 23-10-2022
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Bispebjerg Hospital, The Capital Region/Department of Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

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