Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as clinical professor in the field of orthopaedics is per 1 May 2020 or by agreement. The position is a combined position at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital and is a permanent full-time position.

As a clinical professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialties and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square meters of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master's degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a clinical professor, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities
As Clinical Professor of orthopaedic surgery, you will have joint responsibility for the development of the department's research and teaching environment, and you will contribute to the implementation of the faculty's overall research strategy. You are expected to contribute – both independently and in collaboration with others – to the development of the department by leading research of high international quality and contributing to ensuring a high academic and didactic standard in the teaching. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development at Aarhus University and to the university’s profile both nationally and internationally.

Depending on the candidate, the clinical professor can be pointed out as chair of the clinical speciality.

Your main tasks will consist of:
  • Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and communicating your research in national and international academic networks.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students.
  • To contribute to the funding of your own research group with the help of external research funding.
  • Supervision of PhD students and contributing to the development of the faculty's PhD courses.
  • Assessment and committee work at Aarhus University.
  • Research-based collaboration with private and public-sector stakeholders as well as research-based consultancy.
  • Dissemination of your research to the outside world.
During your employment at Aarhus University, you will report to the Head of Department professor Jørgen Frøkiær.

Appointment as Clinical Professor requires simultaneous employment as consultant orthopaedic surgeon at department of orthopaedic surgery, Aarhus University Hospital. You can apply for the position as consultant here.

Your competences
You have established yourself as a prominent clinical researcher within innovative interdisciplinary clinical applied  state-of-the-art  orthopaedic research, and you possess solid research and teaching qualifications at a high international level. You have broad regional, national and international cooperative partnerships and great experience of research partnerships with private and public-sector stakeholders. You have also documented ability to attract external funding. You have a documented record of excellence in interdisciplinary research across several orthopedic subspecialties and disciplines showing a broad collaboration interest and dedication as well as methodological knowledge, experience, and variety.

As a person, you are a helpful and motivational leader who inspires other researchers and builds trusting relationships with students, colleagues and partners. As a lecturer you communicate the newest and relevant knowledge in a committed, clear and comprehensible manner. As a supervisor you are competent, inspiring, supportive and responsible.

You are ready to take co-responsibility for the development of the department's research and education at the highest international level and for ensuring that we maintain a good work environment. You naturally involve yourself in interdisciplinary collaboration at departmental, faculty and university level as well as nationally and internationally.
In summary, you have the following qualifications:
  • Innovative interdisciplinary clinical applied  state-of-the-art  orthopaedic research
  • Record of excellence,
  • Interdisciplinary research and collaboration
  • Research in several orthopedic subspecialties and disciplines
  • A broad collaboration interest.
  • Experience in establishment of PhD courses
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 Clinical Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Vice Head of Department Jens Christian Hedemann Sørensen,  tel.: (+45) 29 16 19 29.

Your place of work will be the Department of orthopaedics, Aarhus Universitetshospital
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99
Indgang J, J801, 8200 Århus N. Denmark.

Terms of employment Application
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • The ten publications stated as the most important in the template for applicant must be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant - professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

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
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Application deadline:31 January 2020
Academic contact person:
Jens Christian Hedemann Sørensen Klinisk lærestolsprofessor +4523882178
Vacant positions:1
Hours per week:1
Expected date of accession:01 May 2020

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus

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CVR-nr: 31119103