211-0271/24-2K Professor in Molecular Exercise Physiology

Professor in Molecular Exercise Physiology
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly qualified researcher to join the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen. The successful applicant will be specialized in human exercise physiology with a strong translational and mechanistic profile.

The optimal research profile includes physiological and metabolic effects of physical activity and inactivity. Substantial experience in human exercise physiology is expected, preferably combined with skills from biochemistry, animal transgenics, molecular cell biology and ‘omics. Expertise within the following areas of research will be relevant to the strategic mission of the department: human exercise physiology and nutrition, endocrinology, metabolic regulation, skeletal muscle adaptations to activity/inactivity, molecular cell biology including signal transduction and human in vitro modeling.

The successful candidate will have a substantial publication record, including publications in high-impact journals, within a relevant research area. They will have international experience and have conducted independent teaching within their area of expertise at higher education institutions. Management and leadership skills are expected.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding knowledge of national and international funding possibilities and present a funding plan for strategic expansion of the research area over the next 5 years. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the molecular mechanistic profile of the department and to complement the department´s human research, e.g. by exploring new intra- and inter-sectional research collaborations “from molecule to man” and organizing scientific meetings.

Applicants are required to have solid teaching experience at university level (BSc, MSc and PhD), documented teaching competencies, and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare, and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5c_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-professors.pdf .

Further information on the Department is linked at Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)

Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department, Nikolai B. Nordsborg (nbn@nexs.ku.dk or +45 28751612).

The position is open from 1 November 2024 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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • 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 reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers


The deadline for applications is 28 April 2024, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 13 September 2024.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0271/24-2K.

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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.

Contact

Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg
E-mail: nbn@nexs.ku.dk

Info

Application deadline: 28-04-2024
Employment start: 01-11-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Københavns Universitet Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

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