Clinical Professor in Medical Gastroenterology (combined position)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 14 Mar 2021

A combined position as clinical professor (50%) and as consultant (50%) is vacant at the Department of Regional Health Research (IRS), Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Southern Denmark (SDU)  and at the Department of Gastroenterology , Hospital of South West Jutland respectively.

The position is for a 5-year period with the 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 Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology and focus areas could include, yet are not limited to, inflammatory bowel diseases. Trans-sectional research and collaboration is expected.

Areas of responsibility

The clinical professor will be Head of Research and will be responsible for the development of research within the joint research group for medical gastroenterology and hepatology. The clinical professor will also be responsible for developing new strategies for collaboration with other key stakeholders in these areas.

Additionally, the clinical professor will be expected to teach and mentor postdocs, PhD-students, and undergraduate students, as well as to maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Participation in assessment work is part of the position. Moreover, profiling the research area in the public eye will be an important task. The professor will be expected to participate in the teaching and instruction on the new master’s programme in Medicine in Esbjerg  from the year 2022.

Research activity, network and collaboration

The clinical professor is expected to increase research activity at the research unit Medical and Surgical Gatroenterology/ Hepatology and to expand collaboration with other researchers at hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark, at SDU, in the rest of Denmark and abroad.

The research unit is affiliated with the clinical departments for surgical and medical gastroenterology. The main focus areas are diagnostics, treatment and assessment of prognostic factors related to colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disorders. For the latter, with a particular focus on cirrhosis and liver complications in connection with obesity.

The clinical position

The clinician will be appointed as consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital of South West Jutland. The consultant must fulfil the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


The successful applicant has a PhD or equivalent post-graduate research qualification and must be qualified as a consultant in Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and research within the field of Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The preferred candidate has demonstrated skills and scientific achievements within this area, is able to motivate, supervise and has proven research management skills, good collaborations abilities and has visions of how to further strengthen the research unit. Danish language skills are not required initially, however, should be mastered within the first 2 years of employment.


The Hospital of South West Jutland has received acknowledgement of high-quality research and education and is part of the University Hospital of Southern Denmark .  The Hospital of South West Jutland is located in Esbjerg and Grindsted respectively. The hospital treats patients in almost all specialties, both medically and surgically. For more information, please see the Strategic Plan and the Research Strategy .

The Department of Regional Health Research supports research in relation to the person as a whole, the good life and the more common diseases, makes out a platform for scientists and educators and builds a bridge between the University of Southern Denmark, the Region of Southern Denmark, the Region of Zealand, the hospitals in the two regions and the patient. The department focuses on the continuity of patient care across sectors, hospitals and specialist fields.

SDU and the hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark hold a strong tradition of close collaboration.


The clinical professor will refer to the department management at the Department of Gastroenterology in matters concerning the clinical part of the job, and to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research in matters regarding the professorship.

Contact information

Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen, / +45 30827801.

Further information concerning the position as consultant is available from Chief Medical Officer at the Hospital of South West Jutland Anna-Marie Bloch Münster, / +45 24917142.

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).

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.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

  • a motivation letter
  • 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
  • track record in obtaining research funding
  • 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 Physicians ” 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.

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 specifically targeted on work-related matters.

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

Gender equality , health and safety and emergency management are given high priority at SDU and the Department of Regional Health Research.

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. The International Staff Office (ISO)at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at 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

Read the Guideline for applicants .

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