150146 Professor of Medical and Oral Immunology (Part Time 20 %)

Department of Odontology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a professor to the Department of Odontology to commence on 1 February 2020.

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

Job description
When considering applications for the 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 medical and oral immunology.

The appointee is expected to pursue an independent and internationally competitive research programme within the Department of Odontology, focusing on studies of immune responses in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, including the interplay between oral and systemic disease. A strong record in immunology is required. Applicants with research interests that complement research in oral and systemic inflammation, with particular emphasis on aspects of both innate and adaptive immunity, will be preferred. Close collaboration and a formal affiliation with the nearby Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet are required.

The 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

The teaching commitments will be in immunology. The candidate is expected to mentor graduate and PhD students, pursuing their Master’s degree or PhD. Appointees are expected to be able to teach in Danish.

Required qualifications
The successful candidate must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent in medical or biological sciences and must have proven postdoctoral training, as well as supervising experience and teaching qualifications corresponding at least to those obtained as an associate professor. The candidate must have documented communicative and collaborative skills, and must, through publications, have demonstrated significant research on human chronic inflammatory disease, including oral inflammation and aspects of both innate and adaptive immunity, with a high activity over recent years.

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
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).

For further information, please contact Head of Department Anne Havemose-Poulsen, ahap@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • 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, 8 October 2019.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 16 December 2019.


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Ansøgningsfrist: 08-10-2019
Ansættelsesdato: 01-02-2020
Arbejdstid: Deltid
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Odontology

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