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Associate Professor in Population 940777

The Section for Health Promotion and Health Services, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University invites applications for a fulltime position as Associate Professor in Population Health from 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research and teaching environment
The Section for Health Promotion and Health Services is one of eight sections at the Department of Public Health. The Section has a broad research profile focusing on intervention research and health services research, both nationally and internationally, and is responsible for teaching public health programmes at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level. The Section offers an innovative and active multidisciplinary research environment within health promotion and disease prevention, complex intervention research user/patient involvement, health professionals roles and organisational perspectives, economic evaluation, health literacy, and health demographic. The research takes place in collaboration with the other sections and departments at Aarhus University, departments of planning and management of the health and social services in Danish regions and municipalities and with international partners.

The position
The position includes research in the field of population health with specific focus on non-communicable diseases. A multidisciplinary research profile within the research area, especially with strong skills in methods used in demographic and population-based analyses in health, will be preferred. A research plan should be included in the application.

Furthermore, experience in university education, including teaching and curriculum development, are important qualifications. The Associate Professor is expected to teach and supervise students within the BSc, MSc and PhD programmes in Public Health. The candidate is also expected to take active part in the development of research and university teaching at the Department of Public Health.

For further information: Loni Ledderer, Head of Section Phone: +45 20467030.

The applicant must have
a PhD degree in health sciences, social sciences or similar areas
research qualifications within the subject areas and broad experience with interdisciplinary research projects
a documented record of teaching experience, pedagogic training and teaching skills in the respective field at BA and MA levels.
Required qualifications

Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at such level as can be attained following a satisfactory period of appointment as an assistant professor, but which could also be achieved otherwise. It is assumed that applicants have received supervision and training in university education and have received a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

Formalities and references

  • 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.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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