160016 Professor Medical Gross Anatomy

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences seeks to appoint a professor within Medical Gross Anatomy to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine to commence on 1 March 2024.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine focuses on basic cellular and molecular biological processes, their regulation and their significance for cell function, interaction and organisation in tissues. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate teaching programs spanning cell biology, genetics and basic human biology, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, as well as anatomy.

Further information on the Department is linked on: www.icmm.ku.dk/.

Job description and required qualifications
In evaluating candidates for the professorship, utmost importance will be placed on the ability to demonstrate original scientific work at an international level, but also on the proficiency to spearhead the evolution of an educational program within the realm of Medical Gross Anatomy.

The professorial appointee is required to conduct research and / or innovation and candidates are expected to document scientific activities at an international level within an area relevant to one of the Department’s research programs. A proven track record to conduct research that bridges basic biomedical and clinical science is important. Emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s skills and ability to continuously develop the subject area. The professorship also entails an obligation to conduct research management and other managerial functions to the extent appropriate for the tasks and requirements of the Department. The distribution between the different tasks may vary periodically.

The position entails an obligation to teach Medical Gross Anatomy, to head the course in Medical Gross Anatomy, and to head the collections in Medical Gross Anatomy as well as other administrative tasks. The professor of medical gross anatomy will play a crucial role in actualizing this vision, not only by building upon the foundation of the Department’s past successes but also by ensuring that our anatomy education remains at the forefront of technological and pedagogical innovation.

Applicants must therefore have experience in leading a course in Medical Gross Anatomy or related courses. They must also possess extensive knowledge about how a course in Medical Gross Anatomy fits into the study programs provided by the Department and the Faculty, for example by having experience in leading a medical education program. 

The professor’s duties will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Responsibility for developing the digital ecosystem in gross anatomy teaching
  • Participate in developing educational apps for the classroom
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments
  • Contribution to service to the ICMM and the faculty as well as University, such as serving on committees and in working groups.

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.

The successful applicant should 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 permanent and the weekly working hours are 37.

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 the Head of Department, professor Eva Hoffmann (tel: + 45 22 84 39 35) email: eva@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find these links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://ism.ku.dk/workingconditions.

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

  • Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • A complete list of publications
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 10 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 www.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 22 October 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: 22-10-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

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