Associate professor in nursing

Updated: 4 months ago

The Research Unit of Medical Endocrinology , Department of Clinical Research, invites applications for a position as associate professor of nursing (19,75% time) to be filled as soon as possible and for a period of 5 years with possibility of extension.

The Department of Endocrinology is one of three Elite Research Centres established at Odense University Hospital in 2012. The department has a very active research environment extending to all subspecialties, i.e. bone metabolism, diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, pituitary- adrenal-gonadal diseases, nutrition and hypertension. The research unit has it’s own

Research tasks: 

The associate professor will be expected to contribute to the development of the research strategy and profile of the department with special emphasis on nursing research as well as to increase the research activity within this field.

The researcher in nursing will be expected to participate in the further development of nursing and endocrinology both nationally and internationally and to mentor PhD-students and other junior researchers.

Teaching tasks: 

The applicant must anticipate teaching at the pre- and post-graduate courses offered by the Faculty of  Health Sciences. These obligations include teaching at the PhD-program.

Expectations of qualifications:

Applicants are required to:

•Demonstrate results within the field of nursing research     documented by publications
• Have a successful track record in obtaining research funding
• Have a successful track record as concerns collaboration interdisciplinary and with other sectors
• Have an academic degree (Ph.D., Dr.Med.Sci or equivalent)
• Have competences regarding both qualitative and quantitative research
• Have good oral, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Danish is not required initially, but will , however, be required after 1-2 years

Ideally, the applicant must have personal skills to further a productive and collaborative research environment. These include:

•Personal robustness and power to decide
•Ability to communicate clearly
•A creative and inspiring mind

A full job description can be obtained by e-mail to recruitment consultant Elisabeth Lohmann Andersen at

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Unit, professor Laszlo Hegedüs, e-mail or the Head of the Department of Clinical Research professor Kirsten Kyvik, email

The application must be submitted in English.

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 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 PhD diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up to 8 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to 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

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

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

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Further details

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