Department of Neuroscience
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
University seeks to appoint an Associate Professor of Neurophysiology to the
Department of Neuroscience to commence on 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible.
Department hosts more than 20 research groups that investigate the molecular,
cellular and systems level mechanisms of brain function. The teaching
curriculum covers subjects taught at the bachelor and master programs at the
Faculty, including Medicine, Medicine and Technology, Molecular Biomedicine,
Dentistry, and Human biology.
appointee is expected to take a leading role in developing the research field
of neurophysiology. The appointee is expected to work experimentally with basic
and/or translational aspects of cellular and/or systems level neurophysiology
within the central or peripheral nervous system. Theoretical and practical
teaching of neurophysiological subjects and methods will be an important part
of the job.
associate professor’s responsibilities 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
Applicants should have a strong independent
research background in cellular and/or systems level neurophysiology within the
central or peripheral nervous system. A significant track-record of successful
external research funding as well as a significant publication record in
high-level, international, peer-reviewed journals is required. Candidates are
also required to have documented university level competencies in delivering
high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching and must be able to explain and
reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. The candidate is specifically
invited to describe how her/his background and teaching experience relates to
the study programs being taught at the Department. For
non-Danish speaking candidates teaching can initially be performed in English,
but after a period of maximum 4 years, the candidate must be able to teach in
candidates are expected to have a managerial and out-reach qualifications.
of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original
scientific production at an international level, including contributions to
developments in their field, in addition to their documented teaching
qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including
ability to attract external funding will also be considered.
successful applicant should be able to document:
- Research qualifications achievable in a position as assistant professor or equivalent within the subject area
- Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
- Research-based teaching
The associate professor is also
required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.
Terms of employment
Salary and other
terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement
between the Ministry of Finance 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 2013.
information, please contact Head of Department Ulrik Gether, firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- A list of publications
- Positions held at universities/research institutions in or outside Denmark
- Commission of trusts
- Grants received, personal or as co-PI (must be clearly indicated), including career development grants
- Research supervision
- A description of international network, relations and activities
- Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities engaging the general public
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/
that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires
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, Thursday 31 January 2019.
Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 23 April 2019