Assistant Professor of Public Health, Denmark

    Assistant Professor of Public Health, Denmark

    Assistant Professor of Public Health, at Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 10, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaPublic Health
    SalaryDKK 486,969.17 or 512,713.62 / Year
    WorkplaceDepartment of Public Health
    Faculty of Health
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period4 Years
    Starting dateJan 1, 2022


    • You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level within the field of Public Health Science e.g. intervention methodology research, epidemiology or humanistic/social sciences.
    • You are a clear communicator and you have some degree of experience of supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s degree level. Completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar will be a plus as will experience with attracting external research funding and developing research collaborations.  
    • As a person, you are dedicated and possess excellent collaborative and communication skills. You are able to contribute to a good work environment by building relationships and trust. You see the pronounced professional diversity of the department as a strength and you are internationally oriented.
    • We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish teaching.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    As an Assistant Professor of Public Health Science your primary tasks will be research and research-based teaching. You will contribute to the development of the department both independently and in collaboration with others through your research of high international quality. You possess excellent collaborative skills, and the ability to establish and develop broad academic network, which can be activated in your contribution to the academic development and profile of Aarhus University. You will teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues.The position of Assistant Professor is a career development position in which you will receive supervision and pedagogical upgrading.

    Your main tasks will include:

    • Independent research of high international quality, including publication in international journals and communication in national and internationally academic networks
    • Teaching, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students primarily within Public Health Science, as well as possibly supervision of PhD students.
    • Contributions towards attracting external research funding.
    • Some degree of contribution towards workshops, journal clubs etc.
    • Development of international networks and collaborations in research and teaching.

    Start package: Depending on qualifications and needs, support can be provide for the establishment of your research at the department.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    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
    • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
    • Template for applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
    • Strategic research plan, which is part of the ‘Template to applicant – assistant professor or tenure track assistant 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.

    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. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

    About the Department

    As an assistant professor at the Department of Public Health, you will be part of an ambitious and internationally recognised department, where we work to promote public health through research into areas that can prevent, treat and alleviate disease. We are involved in broad collaboration both nationally and internationally. We share our knowledge with citizens, decision-makers, business and industry, practitioners and other researchers. The department either contributes to or is responsible for teaching in medicine, public health science, sport science, optometry and nursing. At the Department of Public Health, you will have approx. 200 colleagues, including ninety academic staff members and a corresponding number of PhD students. We work closely with one another across different fields and prioritise a healthy work environment. The general tone among colleagues is informal. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.



    Head of Department Ole Bækgaard Nielsen
    Phone: (+45) 60202674

    Head of Section Helle Terkildsen Maindal
    Phone (+45) 25462320.

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    Assistant Professor of Public Health

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday June 11th, 2021 (GMT+9)