Faculty Position Aarhus University Denmark

Associate Professor in the Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders – Aarhus, Denmark, 2022


Aarhus University, Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology invites applications for a position as associate professor in the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders – 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: July 15, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You have an excellent track record within the field of psychiatric disorders epidemiology, and you have established yourself as a prominent researcher. You possess solid research and teaching qualifications at a high international level. You have also a documented ability to attract significant competitive research funding from national funding bodies.

As a person, you are a helpful and motivational leader who inspires other researchers and builds trusting relationships with students, colleagues and partners. As an associate professor you communicate the newest and relevant knowledge in a committed, clear and comprehensible manner. As a supervisor you are competent, inspiring, supportive and responsible.

You are ready to take co-responsibility for the development of the department's research and education at the highest international level and for 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 teaching.

In order to be assessed as qualified for an Associated Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As associate professor in the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders, you will have joint responsibility for the development of the department's research and teaching environment, and you will contribute to the implementation of the faculty's overall research strategy. You are expected to contribute – both independently and in collaboration with others – to the development of the department by leading research of high international quality and contributing to ensuring a high academic and didactic standard in teaching. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development at Aarhus University and to the university’s profile both nationally and internationally.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and communicating your research in national and international academic networks.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students.
  • Supervision of PhD students and contributing to the development of the faculty's PhD courses.
  • Assessment and committee work at Aarhus University.
  • Dissemination of your research to the outside world.

We offer employment in a unique research environment and in a department with an international culture.

The aim of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology is to conduct free and independent research at an international level. The department has a special obligation to strengthen and extend clinical research on health services in the Central Denmark Region. The department also has the responsibility to secure, maintain, and increase the use of regional registries for research purposes, e.g., drug registries, birth registries, and regional hospital information systems. The department also has comprehensive activities within contracted research.

The department’s overall strategic aim is to conduct high quality epidemiological research within

  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment

The research is managed by the department’s clinical professor and chair in accordance with the agreement with the Central Denmark Region/Aarhus University. All employees are expected to participate in and promote an active research environment.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant - associate professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • The five publications stated as the most important in the 'Template for applicant - associate professor' must be submitted
  • Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - associate 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.

About the Department/Section/Group

As an associate professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square meters of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master's degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines.

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology is a research department at Aarhus University Hospital within the Institute of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University. Researchers in the Department use advanced epidemiological methods to study the prognosis of patient populations and are engaged in research, counselling, and improving the quality of care and treatment offered to patients. A large number of projects in the department are carried out in cooperation with Danish and international collaborators.

The department publishes more than 200 international papers per year. The department has about 70 employees, including 6 fulltime professors, and 4 part-time professors, 25 biostatisticians, administrative staff and about 30 PhD students. The department has a comprehensive international network.

You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

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Note or Other details

  • Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at the level that can be achieved through the satisfactory completion of a period of appointment as an assistant professor, but may also be obtained in other ways.
  • The applicant is required to have completed a university pedagogical programme or an equivalent programme.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • The yearly base salary for a fulltime associate professor is DKK 622,022.16 (including a position related supplement, a pre-agreed associate professor supplememt and pension (17.1%)). Additional supplement(s) can be negotiated dependent on experience, special qualifications and performance of special functions. Authorisation supplement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.
  • Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
  • Travel and moving expenses may be covered according to the employee in question and, to a limited extent, the accompanying family.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Ministerial order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department and Chair, Henrik Toft Sørensen tel.: (+45) 8716 8063.

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