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Dean for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences – UCPH, Denmark

University of Copenhagen (UCPH)


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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is looking to appoint a new, visionary Dean from 1 May 2022 to head and facilitate the Faculty’s development, thus ensuring that the Faculty can continue to deliver ground-breaking, international-level research results and the best candidates for the future healthcare system.

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General Info

Position: Dean
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 5 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

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Qualification Details

The Dean must be calm, thoughtful and a strong communicator, and he/she must be characterised by a surplus of mental resources and personal integrity. Most importantly, the Dean must be goal-oriented, visionary and a source of inspiration. He/she must also be a strategic leader, who likes to involve others, but who is also capable of leading the way through change and innovation.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Dean must have in-depth professional insight into the Faculty’s study programmes and be respected for his/her professional competences and research results, nationally and internationally. Moreover, the Dean must be able to use his/her professional competences to initiate new types of collaborations with the business community, funds and others and to offer new solutions to complex problems.

The Dean must be able to pinpoint the direction for a large, complex and unified university, where the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences’ study programmes and research environments stand out as unique and call for diverse solutions, while at the same time contributing to good, stimulating cooperation across the University, the Faculty, study programmes and research environments. Moreover, he/she must ensure that the Faculty moves forward and continues to be at the forefront of the megatrends of the next decade (sustainability, diversity, [health] equality, digitisation etc.).

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About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

The employment a fixed-term position and for a period of five years with the opportunity of a three-year administrative extension. The Dean is employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC, the protocol on the appointment of deans and heads of department, which specifies that the wage shall consist of a basic wage, fixed-term supplement, pension contribution and, where relevant, qualification allowance.

First interviews will be conducted in weeks 48 and 49, and second interviews have been scheduled for week 1. Candidates who are invited to a second interview must complete a management test and subsequent feedback interview prior to the second interview.

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Contact details

For more information, please see the detailed job and personal profile or For a confidential conversation, please contact Rector Henrik C. Wegener at +45 35 33 51 13 or Partner Eva Zeuthen Bentsen from Zeuthen Storm at +45 20 86 03 25.

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