Assistant Professor of Nursing
The Department of Public Health at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the field of Nursing as soon as possible or 1 of January at the latest. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 4 years. The workplace can be at the university campus in either Aarhus or Emdrup.
Department of Public Health
As an assisstant professor at the Department of Public Health, you will be part of an ambitious and internationally recognised department, where we work together to promote public health through research into areas that can prevent, treat and alleviate disease. We are involved in broad collaboration both internally and externally.
We share our knowledge with citizens, decision-makers, business and industry, practitioners and other researchers – in municipalities, in the regions and both nationally and internationally. The department either contributes to or is responsible for teaching in medicine, public health science, sport science, optometry and nursing. At the Department of Public Health, you will have approx. 200 colleagues, including ninety academic staff members and a corresponding number of PhD students.
We work closely with one another across different fields of study and prioritise a healthy work environment. The general tone among colleagues is informal. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
Your job responsibilities
As Assistant Professor of Nursing 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 development of the department through research of high international quality. 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 include:
- Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
- Teaching, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students, as well as possibly supervision of PhD students.
- Contributions towards attracting external research funding.
- Development of International networks and collaborations.
You will report to Head of Department Ole Bækgaard Nielsen.
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.
As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment. You see the pronounced professional diversity of the department as a strength and you are internationally oriented.
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 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 Ole Bækgaard Nielsen tel.: (+45) 60 20 26 74 or section leader Charlotte Delmar tel.: (+45) 31 61 18 79.
Your place of work will be the Department of Public Health, Campus Aarhus or Campus Emdrup.
We expect to conduct interviews mid/end October.
Terms of employment
- Appointment as an assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
- 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 assistant professor with minimum 3 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree is DKK 486,969.17 or DKK 512,713.62 with minimum 4 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. 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.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- 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
- Template for applicant - assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
- Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor' can be uploaded separately
- Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded
- References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
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.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
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.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it 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.
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