The University of Copenhagen seeks to appoint an Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences from 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is sub-divided into five sections and the associate professor will be employed in the Section of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. The veterinary program provides research-based education, and the Large Animal University Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities for research, clinical teaching, and clinical service. The section's main activities are applied clinical research within the fields of large animal diseases and welfare, as well as clinical and didactic teaching. The section also encompasses a mobile clinic and a clinical diagnostic laboratory, which provide services to the hospital, teaching and research activities.
This is a full-time academic position involving the majority of time spent in clinical research and didactic and clinical teaching. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties e.g. after hours duty, where all the department's patients (horses, small and large ruminants, and pigs) are serviced. Despite the focus is on horses, the applicant may be asked to conduct clinical teaching within diseases in ruminants. As we have a residency program within the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) the candidate must be board certified within ECEIM or ACVIM and should be willing to act as supervisor of the program.
The applicant must be willing to participate in the after-hours duty.
The 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
For the post of the associate professor, such duties may also include performance of research management, attraction of external funding, educational guidance and supervision of assistant professors, PhD students, and professional assessment work.
The successful applicant should be able to document:
•a DVM with Danish authorization or immediate eligibility
•a PhD degree in equine internal medicine or similar qualifications
•Board certified diplomat within ECEIM or ACVIM
•experience in clinical teaching and research expertise within equine internal medicine
•initiative, a strong motivation, and excellent scientific skills
•good communication skills, both oral and written
•clinical experience with hospital management of large animals
•if Danish is not the first language, the applicant is expected to obtain sufficient Danish skills within 1-2 years.
The candidate is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be able to document a high output of original scientific work at an international level within the areas of internal medicine with a primary focus on horses and to a lesser extent on ruminants. Clinical experience within large animals will also be considered.
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.
The application 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
• Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
• A complete list of publications
• Research plan (3‐5 pages)
• Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
• Teaching plan
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, Thursday 28 February 2019. Interviews for this position are likely to be held in the month of May 2019.