162038 Clinical Professor of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine with special focus on integrative respiratory physiology and exercise training (Fixed-Term, 5 Years)

Department of Clinical Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
 University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine with special focus on integrative respiratory physiology and exercise training to commence as soon as possible. The externally funded professorship is combined with a consultancy at Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital - Rigshospitalet in the Capital Region.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy. In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. The advertisement for the consultancy is available at: https://www.sundhedsjobs.dk/jobopslag/464743/consultancy-in-clinical-physiology-and-nuclear-medicine-combined-with-a-clinical-professorship-in-clinical-physiology-and-nuclear-medicine-with-special-focus-on-integrative-respiratory-physiology-and-exercise-train

Both the professorship and the consultancy will be financed by Copenhagen University Hospital - Rigshospitalet.

Find information on the department at: http://ikm.ku.dk.

Job description
In the consideration of 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 Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine.

The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
    Research on chronic lung diseases through physiological measurements and molecular imaging (SPECT, PET) to study lung functions, perfusion, and oxygen kinetics. The development of developing disease-specific phenotypes and leading randomized clinical trials, particularly within 'Exercise as Medicine'.
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
    Respiratory physiology, clinical physiology, and nuclear medicine, integrating research findings into both the undergraduate medical curriculum, as well as graduate and post-graduate teaching. Research supervision in Medicine and related fields (e.g. Human Physiology and Human Biology).
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of bachelor and master students as well as PhD students
    Supervision of bachelor and master students as well as PhD students within clinical physiology and nuclear medicine with a focus on research, development, and education in respiratory physiology. It is expected that the candidate will lead his or her own research group.
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for 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 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
  • 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
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 5 years.

For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of 212,087 DKK        (1 April 2024 level).

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information please contact Head of Department Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, jesper.hastrup.svendsen@regionh.dk, http://www.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 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, Friday, 16 August 2024.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 5 December 2024.


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Jesper Hastrup Svendsen


Ansøgningsfrist: 16-08-2024
Ansættelsesdato: Start hurtigst muligt
Afdeling/Sted: Rigshospitalet
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