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Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Clinical Forensic Medicine

Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus

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The Department of Forensic Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as either Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of clinical forensic medicine as per 1 March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position as tenure track assistant professor is a fixed-term full-time position with a view to permanent employment as an associate professor. The position as associate professor is a permanent full-time position.

As a tenure track assistant professor or associate professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, you will be a part of the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University. The department employs 70 employees, of which 35 have an academic background, while eight are tenured academic staff. Our mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, premature deaths and suicides through research, education and forensic investigations. As an employee at the department, we expect that you contribute to achieving this goal.

The department comprises two sections providing commissioned work for the Danish National Police. The Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine performs autopsies, crime scene investigations and clinical forensic examinations. The section hold an ISO 17020 quality standard accreditation.

The department also has three research units, which focus on bioanalytical chemistry, forensic imaging and clinical forensic medicine. You can read more about the research at our department here and about the faculty here.

Clinical forensic medicine is a comprehensive research area and may be addressed in several ways, i.e. through traumatology, epidemiology, psychology, paediatrics, general medicine or public health perspectives. You will have access to excellent research facilities and a unique data material from the clinical forensic examinations performed at our own department or one of our collaborators at Aarhus University Hospital – Centre for rape and sexual assault victims, or Centre for abused children. You will be introduced to networks including forensic clinical physicians and researchers from across the faculty of health, working with related research topics. 

Your job responsibilities
Your primary tasks will be research within the field of clinical forensic medicine, supervision of students and a limited amount of research-based teaching. You must be an ambitious researcher with original and long-term research visions. In your daily work, you will work closely with our clinical forensic staff, health professionals and other researchers. You are expected to build a research group mainly financed from external sources. Aarhus University offers professional and administrative support to applications for external funding from e.g. EU, and national public and private funding agencies. For international candidates, an attractive starting package can be negotiated.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of the highest international quality, including publication.

  • Supervision, guidance and teaching of undergraduate students and PhD students.

  • Collaborate with relevant national and international research environments.

  • Attracting external research funding.

For the position as tenure track assistant professor we offer an attractive career opportunity for promising and talented researchers from around the world. The position is a career development position with the possibility of transition to a tenured associate professorship. We will work together with you to develop your research talent through supervision, professional networks and pedagogical upgrading.

For the position as associate professor you will also be involved in assessment and committee work at Aarhus University.

You will report to the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine.

Your competences

  • You have a background within forensic medicine, psychology, public health, epidemiology, gynaecology, anthropology or another relevant area of medicine or health science.

  • You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level.

  • You are experienced with data handling, processing and analysis.

  • You are a clear communicator and you have some degree of experience of supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and Master's degree level and potential of becoming a successful group leader. Completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar will be a plus, as will experience with the establishment of PhD courses and external research collaborations.

  • You have completed one or more productive stays at a university abroad.

  • As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment.

  • 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 a tenure track assistant professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

In order to be assessed as qualified for an associate professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

When applying for the position you will be asked to indicate whether you are applying for employment as either Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or both types of positions. You will only be assessed within the type of position you specify.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Originality and long term vision of proposed research plans

  • Research output in internationally recognized journals

  • Proven success in attracting external funding

  • Outreach and networking capabilities

  • Experience with supervision of students

  • Experience with teaching at academic level

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department, Christian Lindholst. tel.: (+45) 8715 7500.

Your place of work will be the Department of Forensic Medicine, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 43, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in January 2021.
Terms of employment

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Diploma

  • A list of publications

  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to 

  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system

  • For the position as 

    tenure track assistant professor

     the following must also be included:

  • For the position as 

    associate professor

     the following must also be included:

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.
International applicant?
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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Publicerad 2020-10-06

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