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Clinical Professor in Cardiology (combined position)
University of Southern Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since.
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Published: 27 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 07
Location: Odense M, Denmark
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Clinical Professor in Cardiology (combined position)

A combined position as clinical professor (50%) is vacant at the Department of Regional Health ResearchFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Southern Denmark (SDU) and as consultant (50%) at the Cardiac Research UnitDepartment of Internal Medicine: CardiologyHospital of South West Jutland and at the Department of CardiologyOdense University Hospital (OUH), respectively.


Allocation of time between the two hospitals/workplaces

As a starting point, the clinical professor will be equally affiliated to each of the hospital units (50%) with 25% time as clinical professor at each of the departments. However, depending on individual qualifications, a different allocation of time at each of the hospital units may be possible. Still, physical attendance at the Hospital of South West Jutland will be expected in regard to both positions. 

The position will run for a 5-year period with possibility of extension.

The academic position

The clinical professor will be appointed at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU. The position will be within cardiology, and the focus areas could include, yet are not limited to, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, valve disease or arrhythmia. Trans-sectional research and collaboration will be expected.

Areas of responsibility

The clinical professor will be responsible for developing diagnostic strategies and optimization of treatment before, during, and after hospitalization. The clinical professor will also be responsible for developing new strategies for collaboration between different sectors involved in citizens with acute and chronic heart diseases.

Research activity, network and collaboration

The clinical professor will be expected to increase research activity and to expand collaboration with other researchers at hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark, at SDU, in the rest of Denmark and abroad. 

Supervision

Additionally, the clinical professor will be expected to mentor post-docs, PhD-students, and undergraduate students, as well as to maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Moreover, profiling this research area in the public eye will be an important task.

Qualifications

The successful applicant has a PhD and must be qualified as a consultant in cardiology. Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and research within the field of cardiology. The preferred candidate has demonstrated skills and scientific achievements within this area, being able to motivate and supervise and has proven research management skills, good collaborations abilities and have visions of how to further strengthen the Research Unit of Cardiology. Danish is not required initially, however, should be mastered within 2 years.

Contact information

Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained by e-mail to the Head of Research Unit and IRS Center of South West Jutland Torben Knudsen (Torben.Knudsen@rsyd.dk) or to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen (rllarsen@health.sdu.dk).


The clinical position 

The clinician will be appointed as consultant at the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology at the Hospital of South West Jutland and at the Department of Cardiology Odense University Hospital (OUH), respectively. The consultant must fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of cardiology receiving and treating a wide variety of patients with cardiac disorders.

Contact information

Further information concerning the position as consultant is available from the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine: Cardiology, Allan Rohold (allan.rohold@rsyd.dk).

Employers

SDU and the hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark offer a strong tradition for close collaboration between SDU and the hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark, including Hospital of Southern Jutland.

The Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU, is a “brick- less” clinical department with collaborative researchers positioned at all the regional hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark.

Salary and terms of employment

The successful applicant for the clinical professor position will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Application

Employment as clinical professor requires successful evaluation by an expert panel, as stipulated in § 4 stk. 3 in “Bekendtgørelse af 22. juni 2011 om ansættelse af videnskabeligt personale ved universiteter” (the Danish Ministerial Order of June 22, 2011 on Appointment of Scientific Staff at Danish State Universities).

Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

  • an application
  • a detailed CV
  • degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
  • a complete and numbered list of publications
  • 10 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication
  • a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
  • a track record in obtaining research funding
  • documentation of national and international research collaboration and collaborations with researchers in other disciplines and sectors
  • as to the post as consultant: information on the applicant’s own skills as concerns "the seven roles of the physician" inclusive of supporting evidence
  • a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

References will be obtained for the applicant who is the first choice for the position – from the applicant’s most recent employer, and from previous employers as required.

Applicants selected for interview must expect to undergo a personality test specifically targeted work-related matters.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further details

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