Saturday, 28 January 2012

Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy from 1 March 2012 or as soon possible thereafter. The application deadline is 31 January 2012.

Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary Sciences conducts research and teaching within the areas of
anatomy, physiology, cytology, genetics, and animal nutrition in relation to the Veterinary Curriculum and the programs for Biotechnology and Natural Resources (the future program on Animal Science). The teaching of the Anatomy Group includes gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and cytology in relation to all study programs mentioned above. Over the past years the Anatomy Group has developed a strong research profile in embryology and stem cell biology which is supported by significant external funding from the EU, NIH, Research Councils, and the National Advanced Technology Foundation. Additionally, clinically oriented research on biomechanics is conducted as another important component.


The assistant/associate professor´s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within domestic animal anatomy including gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and cytology. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

During the period of employment as assistant professor, the applicant will have to complete educational training.

For the post of associate professor, such duties may also include performance of research management, educational guidance and supervision of assistant professors and professional assessment work.

Qualifications - selection criteria
Applicants must have an academic degree within veterinary medicine or equivalent. Qualifications within all the following scientific areas are required:
• Documented scientific qualifications such as a PhD or equivalent in relation to domestic animal anatomy including gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and cytology.
• Application of microscopy for functional analyses including immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, and/or intravital cell bioimaging.
• Assisted reproductive technology and/or stem cell biology.
• Experience in execution of teaching and, for applicants at the associate professor level, in course organization and planning as well as in examination.

Additional qualifications within the following scientific areas are preferable:
• Clinically oriented anatomy
• Domestic animal embryology

The period of employment as assistant professor will be limited to 4 years.

In connection with the appointment to the post of associate professor special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

• Research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved through satisfactory appointment as an assistant professor in relation to the above subject area(s)
• Well-developed collaborative skills as documented through e.g. publications with different groups of co-authors
• If the appointee does not have a background in veterinary medicine, she/he is obliged to follow the courses Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 included in the Veterinary Curriculum within the first 1½ year of employment.

If the applicant has had no previous teaching experience through employment as an assistant professor or has not achieved corresponding teaching experience, the appointment will be probationary for 1½ years

For both appointment categories, the assistant/associate professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Terms of employment
The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Applications will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008. Read more about the recruitment process at LIFE here

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

For further information about the post, please contact Prof. Poul Hyttel on tel. (+45) 35 33 25 41 or by e-mail

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Apply by clicking "Apply online" below.

Applications - in English - must include:
• Cover letter
• CV with documentation of education.
• A complete list of publications
• A maximum of 10 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment.
• Documentation for additional research qualifications.
• Teaching portfolio (for assistant professors)
o Participation in development of educations and seminars
o Development of educational material
o Experience with examination and/or censorship
• Teaching portfolio (for associate professors) (according to University of Copenhagen?s guidelines for teaching portfolios)
o Teaching experience, including type (lectures, practicals, other), level (Bachelor, Master, PhD) and duration.
o Formal pedagogic training including courses, conferences or other.
o Evaluation of teaching by students, employers or others.
o Leadership and/or administration of education including study and/or curricula committees, commissions or other.
o Pedagogical development including course, teaching and exam development as well as pedagogical research.
o Personal description of pedagogical experience, goals, methods and success in terms of student learning.
o Notes referring to the most important scientific work (2-3 pages) (for associate professors)

Please submit your application no later than 31 January 2012

Only electronic applications are accepted.

Apply online
Deadline: 31-01-2012
Publisher: Det Biovidenskabelige Fakultet

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