157857 Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and risk assessment

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

 

The University seeks to appoint an Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor to the Section for Animal Welfare and Disease Control, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, to commence as soon as possible.

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


Job description
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with relevant competencies within veterinary epidemiology and veterinary risk assessment.

The research activities in the section is broad within the field of veterinary epidemiology, including also bioethics and ethology. This position is linked to the research-based public sector services, which UCPH provides for the Danish Veterinary and Food administration. These services are strongly connected to the veterinary contingency, especially within the field of risk assessments and modelling of infectious diseases. As a scientist in this position, you will be able to do in-depth epidemiological research, as well as to use your experience and expertise to solve tasks of varying size and duration for the veterinary and food administration. As the research-based public sector services is a collaborative work including experts of many types, good collaboration skills and project management skills are strongly recommended in this position. Collaboration within the section, between sections at UCPH, and across sectors, also including Danish farmers should be expected; therefore, effective communication will be required, and emphasis on skills in written and spoken English and Danish will be made. Foreign applicants are still encouraged to apply, even if Danish is still not a competence possessed.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research within the field of veterinary epidemiology and risk assessment, including project applications, publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based advisory for the veterinary and food administration
  • 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

The tenure track assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research within the field of veterinary epidemiology and risk assessment, including project applications, publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based advisory for the veterinary and food administration
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training programme 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: https://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/

 

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.

The successful applicant for the position as associate professor should be able to document:

  • Research qualifications within veterinary epidemiology 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
  • Experience in securing external funding for research
  • Experience in research-based public sector services or similar type of work
  • Good skills in written and spoken English/Danish
  • Experience in popular scientific writing and writing of scientific reports
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies. If the candidate has not passed the “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Program (Universitetspædagogikum), University of Copenhagen” or equivalent, it should be achieved within the first two year of employment.
  • Research-based teaching

The successful applicant for the position as tenure track assistant professor should be able to document:

  • A PhD degree or similar qualifications within veterinary science
  • Research experience within the field of the position: The assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

The associate professor / tenure track assistant professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
The position is a permanent position.

The average weekly working hours are 37 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.

Questions
For further information, please contact Head of Department Birgit Nørrung, e-mail: birn@sund.ku.dk or Research Group Leader, Professor Hans Houe, e-mail: houe@sund.ku.dk.

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


Filling of application

The position may be applied for at tenure track assistant professor level or associate professor level. Please note that it is possible to apply at both levels. If applied at both, separate applications must be submitted (see below). Please note that you will only be considered for the position(s) you have applied for.


Application
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 (2‐5 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)

Please note:  It is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank document in this box instead.

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, 1 January 2023.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held late in March 2023.

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Application deadline: 01-01-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2023
Department/Location: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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