Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent or Adult Psychiatry (combined position)

Updated: about 21 hours ago
Deadline: 26 Jun 2022

A combined position as clinical professor or clinical associate professor in psychiatry and as consultant in child and adolescent or in adult psychiatry is vacant at The Department of Regional Health Research , Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and at The Mental Health Services , The Psychiatric Services in the Region of Southern Denmark , Esbjerg.

The Mental Health Services have received acknowledgement of high-quality research and education and is part of the University Hospital of Southern Denmark .

The position is limited to a five-year period with the possibility of extension. Allocation of time between the clinical professorship and the consultancy is 50% / 50%. The allocation of time between the clinical associate professorship and the consultancy is 20% / 80%.

The successful candidate will be appointed at The Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU. The clinical position will be at The Psychiatric Department, Esbjerg. Yet, another location of the clinical position may be agreed upon.

The professor position
The new professor will be Head of Research and build up his or her own group of researchers. Funds have been allocated for the start-up of the research department.

The new professor must have a strong record inside the field of child and adolescent or adult psychiatry research and must ensure that the research unit attracts substantial research funding from external sources in relation to the research program in question.

Research tasks
The successful applicants will be responsible for initiating and developing clinical research in the selected area and implementing the results in close collaboration with the management of the departments. The professors will also be responsible for establishing and expanding research collaboration inside the region as well as nationally and internationally. 

Research supervision and teaching
The applicant will be expected to perform supervisions function for PhD-graduates and teach undergraduate students. Furthermore, the professor will be expected to participate in the teaching and the instruction at the new master's programme in Medicine in Esbjerg from the autumn of 2022.

The clinical position
The consultants will be appointed at The Psychiatric Department in Esbjerg. The professor and consultant must be a specialist in child and adolescent or adult psychiatry.

In clinical and financial matters, the professor and Head of Research refers to the departmental management. In research matters, he/she refers to the university's Head of Department through the coordinative Head of Research. However, management responsibility may be part of the vacant position.

Expectations of qualifications
The successful candidate will be expected to have

  • A PhD and must be a qualified specialist in psychiatry
  • Research experience documented by publications in international peer-reviewed journal articles within child and adolescent or in adult psychiatry
  • A documented record of teaching experience and teaching skills
  • Proven research management skills
  • Good collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Visions of how to further strengthen research in the department.

Danish language skills are not required initially, however, should be mastered at proficiency level C1 ,  at the Common European Framework of References for Languages within the first 2 years of employment.

Further information

Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained from The Head of the Department of Regional Health Research Rikke Leth-Larsen, email , phone +45 30827801, or from The Coordinative Head of Research Elsebeth Stenager, email: , phone + 45 99449406.

Further information concerning the position as consult can be obtained from The Chief Medical Officer Anders Meinert Pedersen, e-mail , phone +45 20101931 or from The Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Esbjerg, Agnete Larsen, email: , phone +45 99446621. 

Salary and terms of employment

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 assessment by the university.

Applications - including the required attachments - must be sent via the 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 applicant must submit the following documents in order to be considered for the position:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed CV
  • Degree certificates (including PhD-diploma) (combined as one single PDF-file)
  • As to the post as consultant: Information on the applicant's own skills as concerns "The seven roles of physicians" inclusive of supporting evidence
  • 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.
  • A complete and numbered list of publications

From applicants for the clinical professorship additionally

  • 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.

From applicants for the clinical associate professorship additionally

  • 8 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.

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

Applications may be shortlisted.

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 which is specifically targeted work-related matters.

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.

Living and working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests, and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary , taxation , housing , and accompanying family . For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read "10 good reasons why you should choose SDU" . Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark .

Further details:  Guideline for applicants


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