161246 Professor of Porcine Health Management/Associate Professor of Porcine Health Management to the Promotion Programme

Professor of Porcine Health Management/Associate Professor of Porcine Health Management to the Promotion Programme
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint a professor or an associate professor to the promotion programme to the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences to commence on September 1st, 2024 or soon thereafter. Please state in the application which position(s) you wish to apply for.

Information on the department can be found at: https://www.sund.ku.dk/.

Job description
When considering applications for the professorship/associate 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 porcine health management.

The overall responsibility of the professorship/associate professorship is to conduct research on disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment in pig herds and research-based teaching within the same subject. This includes research on clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods, evidence-based prevention and treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases in pigs. Evidence-based disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment may guide prudent use of antibiotics in pig herds and thereby reduce the public health risk associated with antibiotic resistance.

The professor/associate professor is expected to cooperate with other research groups at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science hereunder the activities related to research based consultancy for the veterinary public service agreement.

The promotion programme
The University of Copenhagen offers particularly talented associate professors the possibility to enter into a promotion programme that can lead to employment as a professor.​ To be employed as an associate professor on the promotion programme, the candidate must both qualify to work as an associate professor now and demonstrate the potential to transition into a position as a professor at the end of the programme. Both will be assessed based on the university’s criteria for merit (See more below).

An associate professor will usually be on the promotion programme for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 8 years. During the programme, there will be annual interviews with the head of department to assess whether the associate professor is ‘on track’. The programme ends with a final assessment before transitioning to a professorship.

Learn more about the UCPH promotion programme: https://employment.ku.dk/promotion-programme-associate-professor.

The professor’s/associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including attraction of research funding and publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research-based consultancy in the veterinary public service agreement
  • 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/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, each applicant for the professorship 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
  • A high level of original research within evidence based prudent use of antibiotics with special focus on enteric infections
  • A strong clinical background from pig herd consultancy
  • Specialist knowledge at the highest level within porcine health management
  • Experience in research management and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
  • Qualifications within research-based teaching

Furthermore, each applicant for the associate professorship 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
  • Research within evidence-based prudent use of antibiotics with special focus on enteric infections
  • A strong clinical background from pig herd consultancy
  • Specialist knowledge at the highest level within porcine health management
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Research-based teaching

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

Terms of employment
The position is a permanent position. The employment may be on part-time basis.

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, birgit.noerrung@sund.ku.dk, https://www.sund.ku.dk/.

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

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

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • A statement indicating whether the application concerns 1) The professorship, 2) The associate professor to the promotion programme, 3) Both the professorship and the associate professor to the promotion programme
  • 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 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 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, Monday, 15 April 2024.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held in the month of August 2024.

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Application deadline: 15-04-2024
Employment start: 01-09-2024
Department/Location: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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