Teaching Assistant in Bioethics & Philosophy

Department of Public Health at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen seeks to employ a teaching assistant in bioethics and philosophy as of 1.8.2023.

Teaching responsibilities will be mostly at the medical school but other degrees and courses might also be involved. The main task will be to teach so-called SAUs but we will expect the successful candidate to fully participate in the work of the ethics teaching group at the medical school.

Job description  

The post of teaching assistant in bioethics and philosophy is a 3-year fixed-term position.

Required qualifications

Applicants must have obtained an educational level corresponding to a bachelor’s degree and have previous relevant teaching experience.

Documented teaching activities and positive evaluations from students will be considered an asset.

Terms of employment

The position will be filled in accordance with the Circular on the agreement on teaching assistants at universities et al. under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Ministry of Education) of 10 January 2019, agreed between the Ministry of Taxation and the Academics (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The total number of hours may not exceed 500 hours per annum. Should the planning or execution of the lectures require it, the working hours may amount to a maximum of 780 hours per annum. 

The current hourly rate is 262,20 DKK (1 April 2023-level).

Further information

Questions about the position may be directed to Ezio Di Nucci ezio@sund.ku.dk  

How to apply

The application must be submitted in English and include the following documents: 

  • Application, including reasons for applying for this position
  • Curriculum vitae, including teaching experiences
  • A graduate certificate.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 31.5.2023. 

Applications submitted after this date won’t be taken into consideration. 

The recruitment process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects the applicants for assessment on the advice of the appointment committee. All applicants will be notified immediately whether or not his/her application has been selected for assessment. An expert assessment committee will assess the selected applicants for the specific position. The applicants selected for application will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on his/her assessment.

Find more information about the recruitment process at  Recruitment process – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Ezio Di Nucci

E-mail: ezio@sund.ku.dk


  • Application deadline: 31-05-2023
  • Employment start: 01-08-2023
  • Working hours: Full time
  • Department/Location: Department of Public Health