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Professor with specific responsibilities in General Practice with specific focus on the interphase between medical/health anthropology and health
University of Southern Denmark
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Application deadline: Apr 14
Location: Odense M, Denmark
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Professor with specific responsibilities in General Practice with specific focus on the interphase between medical/health anthropology and health

The Department of Public Health, Research Unit of General Practice, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a position as professor with specific responsibilities in General Practice with specific focus on the interphase between medical/health anthropology and health. The professorship is a full-time position which runs for 5 years with possibility of 3 years extension, starting on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Job description 

We are looking for a candidate with a strong straining and understanding of research on the interface between medical/health anthropology and health. There is a preference for a candidate with solid research expertise within General Practice, specifically related to questions concerning illness and health in a broad sense, based upon the use of anthropological/sociological theories and methods in the generation of data, analysis, interpretation and dissemination. A research focus on the production of knowledge and evidence in relation to health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and/or palliation will be seen as an asset.

The candidate will be responsible for developing, planning and teaching health anthropology at the department and must be able to teach other topics, e.g. methods, evaluation, or more general courses in relation to the educations at the faculty of Health Sciences, SDU at BA, MA and PhD levels. As part of the teaching portfolio, the candidate must be able to demonstrate competences within student involvement and participatory teaching methods.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD or its equivalent in anthropology, sociology or a related discipline. They must also be able to document the following:

  • Solid research competences within the field of General Practice
  • A high number of relevant academic publications at a high international level
  • Solid ethnographic fieldwork experience within the fields of health, disease and illness
  • Solid experience of interdisciplinary participation in international research collaboration
  • Solid experience of research organization, including the obtaining and administration of external funding
  • Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at the MA and PhD level
  • Solid experience of obtaining external funding.

Applications which do not include uploaded samples of relevant publications (ten) will not be considered.

Language

At the Department of Public Health most courses are taught in Danish. However, some courses are taught in English. Therefore, applicants must be able to teach in English.

If the applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

Further information can be obtained from the head of the Research Unit, professor Jens Søndergaard, telephone +45 6550 3691, e-mail: jsoendergaard@health.sdu.dk, or from the Head of the Department of Public Health, professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, +45 6550 4034 e-mail jbnielsen@health.sdu.dk

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

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their own assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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.

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 applicant to be the 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 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.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Further particulars concerning the application - please see the link below.

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

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