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The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Clinical Chair Professor and Consultant in Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology as per November 1, 2021. The position is a combined position at Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, and the Central Denmark Region. It is a permanent full-time position.

The application deadline is June 21.

As a Clinical Chair Professor and chair 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 and chair, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

The Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology employs 18 specialists in Hepatology and Gastroenterology and covers all subspecialties. The staff includes 4 clinical professors and 9 associate professors. The department educates a steady number of Ph.D.s and  research year students. It publishes each year about 100 scientific original papers in leading medical and specialized journals. The research activity is increasing and is considered the core element in the maintenance and development of the department’s specialized clinical functions.

The Professor and Chair will be instrumental for the further success of research at the Department. The Department Vision is to provide ‘Research Based Action Against Disease’. The research is rooted in the daily clinical challenges and covers all levels from basic biology over clinical studies to clinical epidemiology. Historically, the specialty is a fusion of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Chair Professor will have equal responsibilities for driving the scientific development of both subspecialties. 

Your job responsibilities
As Clinical Professor and chair you will have 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 contribute towards ensuring a high academic and didactic standard. 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.

Your job is described in detail in and regulated by the ’Agreement on Clinical Professors’ between Arhus University and the Central Denmark Region. The agreement is under revision and the new version will be available from july 2021. It can be then obtained from administrative officer Christian Stampe Olesen crol@clin.au.dk.  The central part of the new agreement is that you together with the head physician and the head nurse constitute the department leadership. The team members have equal and shared responsibilities and decision influence for all aspects of the department running, each making use of their different professional competences.

Your main tasks will consist of:
  • Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and the communicating your research in national and international academic networks.
  • To contribute to the external research funding.
  • 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.
  • Ability to influence regional and governmental regulatory authorities.
  • Further development of the diverse research activities at the Department. The success of the Department should be a driving force rather than the success of individuals.
  • Leadership for teaching of medical students
  • Responsibility for the  development of the clinical specialties at the Department
  • Participation in and contributions to the department leader team
During your employment at Aarhus University, you will report to the Head of Department of Clinical Medicine Jørgen Frøkiær.

Appointment as Clinical Professor and chair requires simultaneous employment as consultant at Aarhus University Hospital Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology. You can apply for the position as consultant here. You can read more about the clinical qualifications here.
Your competences
You have established yourself as a prominent clinical researcher within gastroenterology and hepatology, 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.

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 maintaining a good work environment. You naturally involve yourself in interdisciplinary collaboration at departmental, faculty and university level as well as nationally and internationally.

Because of your central position in the leadership of all aspects of the department life you are expected to possess or acquire a relevant level of administrative skills and to make use of these in your job.

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 Head of Department Jørgen Frøkiær tel.: (+45) 20 23 45 27

Your place of work will be the Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99 - 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in September 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 Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • The ten publications stated as the most important in the 'Template for applicant - professor' must be submitted
  • Template for applicant - professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - professor' can be uploaded separately
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system

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.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to be taken into consideration for this position, you MUST also apply for the position as Consultant via this link

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
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.
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Navn: Anne-Mette Hvas
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