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Associate Professor of Companion Animal General Medicine – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor within Companion Animal General Medicine to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences to commence 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: July 01, 2022
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Section for Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Qualification Details

Six overall criteria apply for associate 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:

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area
  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • Research experience and scientific publications within the field of the position
  • Research based teaching experience within the field of the position and documented pedagogical training at University level
  • The applicant must hold a DVM with license to practice in Denmark, or be willing to apply for such within 6 months
  • Qualifications within one or more of the following scientific areas within Companion Animal General Medicine are required: preventive medicine, infectious and zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Responsibilities/Job Description

In considering applications for the associate 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 companion animal general medicine with focus on:

  • Preventive medicine
  • Infectious and zoonotic diseases
  • Antimicrobial stewardship.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including clinical teaching and service, associated examination and course responsibilities
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers as well as securing external funding.
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society.
  • Academic assessments
  • Leading the Infection control and antimicrobial stewardship program and the isolation facilities at the University Hospital for Companion Animals.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on "Apply online" below, and must include the following:

  • Application motivating the basis on which the applicant wishes the scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed
  • Curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications and information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • Upload a list of maximum 5 publications to be assessed
  • Research plan (3-5 pages)
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:

About the Department

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences covers strong and internationally recognized research areas in clinical veterinary sciences. Based on these, we want to set a new standard for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation within animal health and disease and be among the best public workplaces in Denmark. Our research supports teaching in a manner and quality securing continued national and international bench marking. The culture of the department is typical Scandinavian: a flat structure with a tradition for close collaboration where all employees are expecting openness, mutual respect, and sharing of ideas, resources and competences.

The Section for Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s joint research area is the inter-dependency between inflammation and hemostasis as part of the innate immune defense and development of assays for predictive biomarkers in companion animal and comparative medicine. The section holds clinical teaching and service obligations within companion animal general, internal and critical care medicine, oncology, clinical nutrition and veterinary clinical pathology and collaborates across fields nationally and internationally.

Companion Animal general medicine is a core discipline in the fourth and fifth years of the veterinary education in Denmark. The associate professor will therefore be expected to take a leadership role in both teaching and examining undergraduate students, as well as assist and promote the development of further teaching strategies within this field. Furthermore to provide continuous professional educations seminars for veterinarians in general practice as well as teaching in the international postgraduate masters program within Companion Animal Clinical Sciences (

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

The position is permanent, and the average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

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.

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Contact details

For further information about the post, please contact research head Lisbeth Rem Jessen on +4535330952 or by e-mail

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility) and

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