Assistant Professor in Animal Clinical Oncology, Veterinary Sciences – UCPH, Denmark

    Assistant Professor in Animal Clinical Oncology, Veterinary Sciences - UCPH, Denmark

    Animal Clinical Oncology, Veterinary Sciences – Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Clinical Oncology, in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Medicine
    – Oncology
    – Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSection for Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period4 Years
    Starting dateJuly 01, 2021


    • the applicant must hold a DVM with license to practice in Denmark, or be willing to apply for such within 6 months
    • Documented undergraduate and post-graduate clinical teaching qualifications within companion animal clinical oncology
    • Documented teaching and implementation experience with novel and advanced technology platforms
    • Experience and skills within course planning, course execution as well as faculty collaboration and study coordination
    • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animal (ECVIM-CA) or ECVIM-Oncology training, or board eligibility/board certification.

    The teaching assistant professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The teaching assistant professor will be mainly responsible for teaching of veterinary students, post-graduate master’s students in companion animal clinical oncology as well as interact with and assist faculty in and the development of further teaching strategies and implement technology driven teaching solutions. In addition, the teaching assistant professor will function as Study coordinator for the Postgraduate education Master, Companion Animal Clinical Sciences (

    In considering applications for the teaching assistant professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant´s ability to document a high level of teaching experience at a specialized companion animal practice level. In addition, experience with development of online teaching materials and application of advanced technology platforms within companion animal clinical sciences. Clinical teaching development tasks will be focused on patient case material development, and also development of on line teaching, teaching materials and exam format and execution for the postgraduate education Master, Companion Animal Clinical Sciences. The teaching assistant professor is required to complete the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen assistant professor pedagogical degree (“Adjunktpædagogikum”).

    How to Apply?

    The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” above

    Documents Required

    About the Department

    The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences covers strong and internationally recognized research areas in clinical veterinary sciences. Based on these, we want to set a new standard for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation within animal health and disease and be among the best public workplaces in Denmark. Our research supports teaching in a manner and quality securing continued national and international bench marking. The culture of the department is typical Scandinavian: a flat structure with a tradition for close collaboration where all employees are expecting openness, mutual respect, and sharing of ideas, resources and competences.

    The Section for Internal Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s joint research area is the inter-dependency between inflammation and hemostasis as part of the innate immune defense and development of assays for predictive biomarkers in companion animal and comparative medicine. The section holds clinical teaching and service obligations within companion animal general, internal and critical care medicine, oncology, clinical nutrition and veterinary clinical pathology and collaborates across fields nationally and internationally.

    Companion Animal Clinical Oncology is part of the Section for Internal Medicine, Oncology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and consists of researchers and clinical teachers specialised in the field, including European boarded diplomates within the field of oncology, residents in training and PhD students.  The Companion Animal Clinical Oncology referral service is internationally accredited and approved by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology (ECVIM-CA, Oncology) as a specialist (residency) training site. Companion Animal Clinical Oncology runs a high throughput clinical oncology referral service, seeing companion animal oncology patients forming the basis for clinical teaching of veterinary students and postgraduate master students. They also provide scientific advice and continuous professional educations seminars for veterinarians in companion animal practice as well as an international postgraduate program Master, Companion Animal Clinical Sciences (

    Veterinary clinical oncology is a core discipline in the clinical veterinary curriculum as part of the veterinary education in Denmark. In addition, final year students choosing to specialize within the field of companion animals have additional practical oncology rotations within their coursework. 

    Terms of employment

    Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

    The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

    The Department ensures that the teaching assistant professor will undergo evaluation to become teaching associate professor at least 6 months prior to the end of the employment at the latest.

    After a positive assessment as teaching associate professor the assistant professor will advance to employment as teaching associate professor for the remaining period of the employment.

    Read more about the qualifications for teaching assistant professors in the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020 (

    Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility) and


    Section Head, Annemarie T. Kristensen
    Tel: +4523812422

    Official advertisement

    153994 Teaching Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Clinical Oncology (fix-termed 4 years)

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday May 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)