11 March 2019

Two Assistant Professors at the Global Health Section (Re-advertisement)

Two 4-year, full-time positions as Assistant Professor are available at the Department of Public Health, Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen, starting on 1 May 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.  

 
The positions: 
Both positions will be part of an interdisciplinary team managing our research-based educational programmes, in particular Master of Disaster Management and Master of Science in Global Health. Educational responsibilities will include teaching with associated examination and thesis supervision. Course leadership may also be expected. 
 
Assistant Professor - Public Health in Humanitarian Action 
The Assistant Professor should have research experience in the area of public health with a special focus on disasters and humanitarian coordination and action. .Future research is expected within main area of experience with a clear plan for publication and other forms of scientific communication.  
 
Assistant Professor - Public Health of Non-communicable Diseases in a Global Context 
The Assistant Professor should have research experience in the area of public health with a special focus on one or more of the following areas: Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases with a focus upon low- and middle-income countries (LMIC); prevention of suicide and self-harm; mental health promotion; managing non-communicable diseases in humanitarian settings ; interaction and management of non-communicable and communicable disease co-morbidities; foetal programming and cardio-metabolic diseases; environmental and behavioural risk factors of non-communicable diseases. Future research is expected within the main area of experience with a clear plan for publication and other forms of scientific communication 
 
Qualifications 
  • PhD or similar qualifications in medicine, public health, global health, psychology, medical anthropology and other health related social sciences 
  • Co-authored articles in international peer reviewed journals within one or several of the above mentioned areas
  • Documented research project management experience within one or several of the above mentioned areas considered an advantage
  • Field research experience from low or middle income countries considered an advantage
  • Teaching experience including online learning approaches at university level an advantage 
  • Be enterprising and possess good interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)  
Employment conditions 
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 organizations. In addition to the seniority-based salary, the appointee will receive a monthly supplement of currently DKK 4,416.34 and additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis. 
 
During your employment as Assistant Professor, participation in the formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors is expected. 
 
Application 
Submit your application, including cover letter in English, Curriculum Vitae, publication list, proposed research focus (up to 3 pages) and diplomas, via the provided link no later than 7 April 2019. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
 
More information about the project and the position is available by contacting Flemming Konradsen, flko@sund.ku.dk, +4560101661. 
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. 
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk
 
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises app. 7500 students, app. 1500 PhD students and app. 3200 employees. The Faculty creates new knowledge and recognition through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions for the benefit of patients and the community. 

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.