The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Clinical Professor and chair in the field of Emergency Medicine as per 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a combined position at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital Emergency Department and is a permanent full-time position.
Department of Clinical Medicine
As a clinical 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 medicin. 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.
Research Center for Emergency Medicine (RECEM)
As a clinical professor in emergency medicine, you will be chair of Research Center for Emergency Medicine (RECEM) (Center for Akutforskning). The center has its own research facilities attached to the Emergency Department. The staff includes 2 clinical professors, 2 associate professors, a halftime secretary and a halftime technical assistant. The center educates a steady stream of Ph.D.students, research year students and master degree students and the research activity is increasing. The research organization of RECEM is focused on the establishment of research networks, and RECEM is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research center. You can read more about the centers mission, vision and strategy in annual report https://recem.au.dk/research/annual-reports
and here https://recem.au.dk
The center is a part of the Emergency Department and the Professor and Chair will be instrumental for the research in the Emergency Department. The research activity is considered a core element in the maintenance and development of the department’s functions and the research culture. RECEM also has a considerably research activity outside the Emergency Department at the university hospital and at the other Emergency Departments in Central Denmark Region.
As a clinical professor in emergency medicine, the professor will also carry a consultant position at the Emergency Department at Aarhus University Hospital. The consultant position is described in a separate advertisement.
It is mandatory that you apply for both employments to be taken in to consideration for the task as clinical professor and chair. See link for the employment as consultant at the Emergency Department here: Overlæge til Akutafdelingen, AUH. - Region Midtjylland (emply.net)
Your job responsibilities
As Clinical Professor and chair in Emergency Medicine, you will have joint responsibility for the development of RECEMs and the Emergency 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 RECEM and the Emergency 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.
Your main tasks will consist of:
- As part of being Clinical Professor and Chair, you will also be the head of Research Center for Emergency Medicine (Center for Akutforskning)
- Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and 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 RECEM and in the Emergency Department. The success of the RECEM and the Emergency Department should be a driving force rather than the success of individuals.
- Leadership for teaching of medical students
- Contribution to the clinical development at the Emergency Department
- Participation in the Emergency Departments leader team together with the head physician and the head nurse
During your employment at Aarhus University, you will report to the Head of Department Jørgen Frøkiær.
Appointment as Clinical Professor and chair requires simultaneous employment as consultant at Aarhus University Hospital, Emergency Department
You have established yourself as a prominent clinical researcher within the field of Emergency Medicine, 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 RECEM and the Emergency Departments 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.
We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish teaching.
You are part of the department leadership together with the head physician and the head nurse.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Clinical Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria
Specialist in Emergency Medicine, alternatively specialist in a related specialty with a plan for obtaining specialty in Emergency Medicine.
Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department Jørgen Frøkiær tel.: (+45) 93 52 17 89.
Your place of work will be Research Center for Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Department, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99 - 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
We expect to conduct interviews at the end of October or in November
Terms of employment
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- 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.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
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.
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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.