Assistant Professor(s) and Tenure-Track Assistant Professor(s) at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health

Dentistry (Odontology, Dental or Oral Medicine)
Sep 11, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Deadline-11 Sep 23:59 CEST

Expected start-1 May

  • Dentistry and Oral Health, Dept. ofVennelyst Boulevard 98000 Aarhus C

  • Full-time position

  • ID: 12652

The Department of Dentistry and Oral Health at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for one or more positions as Assistant Professor or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor per 1 May 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position(s) are fixed-term full-time positions.

This is an open call and applicants from all orofacial/dental disciplines and interdisciplinary applicants of relevance are most welcome to apply.

The Department of Dentistry and Oral Health

As Assistant Professor at Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, you will be employed at an internationally recognized department with research in orofacial and dental health and disease and education of students to prevent and treat diseases and promote health in the population. We have an inspiring international research environment focusing on orofacial health as an integrated part of general health. We cover all educations in the orofacial/dental field, divided into four main professions: dentist, dental hygienist and clinical dental technician with unique opportunity to create synergies between the programs providing team-based health care to society. At the department, we have about 300 employees and 700 students, and our collaboration is based on respect, trust and recognition. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities

As Assistant Professor at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health your primary tasks will be research and research-based teaching. You will teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will contribute to the academic development of the department through research of high international quality and academic citizenship. In your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues. The position of Assistant Professor is a career development position in which you will receive supervision and pedagogical upgrading.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals.
  • Teaching, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, as well as possibly supervision of PhD students.
  • Contribution to attracting external research funding.

You will report to the Department’s Section Heads of relevance.

Your competences

You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level. You are a clear communicator and you have some degree of experience of supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s degree level. Completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar will be a plus, as will experience with the establishment of PhD courses and external research collaborations. You see opportunities in collaborating with the existing strong research groups at Aarhus University.

As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are helpful and take co-responsibility for contributing to and ensuring that we maintain a good work environment

We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish language courses. If DDS background then Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a dentist is expected within 4 years of employment. For further information regarding this process, please see: order to be assessed as qualified for an Assistant Professor and Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Siri Beier Jensen tel.: (+45) 9350 8525.Your place of work will be at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Vennelyst Boulevard 9, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 3, 2024.

The process

The tenure track position starts out with appointment as assistant professor with a view to permanent employment as an associated professor.

Permanent tenure as an associate professor is conditional upon you being assessed as qualified as such no later than 6 months before the expected transition to associate professor at the latest. In order to be assessed as qualified for an associate professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

You will be appointed a supervisor by Head of Department and evaluation meetings will take place at least every half year.

Terms of employment


Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted (optional)
  • Research plan, which is part of the ‘Template to applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor’ can be uploaded separately (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including assistance with relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about the International Staff Office and the range of services here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Association and offers career development support. You can read more about these resources here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website

Questions about the position?

Siri Beier Jensen

Department of Dentistry and Oral Health – Institutledelsen, Odontologi og Oral

Questions about application and proces?

Health Administrative Centre – Health HR