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May 3, 2010

Professor in Health Services Research: University of Aarhus

Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Application deadline: May 3, 2010

The Department of Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, invites applications for a vacant position as Professor in health services research.

The Department of Health Services Research was founded in 2005. The staff includes a Professor, a part-time Associate Professor (economist), an Assistant Professor (economist) and a part time Data Manager. The department undertakes research on Danish as well as international health systems. The staff members participate in a joint research programme using Danish public social and health registers, including a follow-up since 1990 of a systematic sample of 225,000 inhabitants of Northern Jutland and Mid Jutland, Denmark. The programme focuses on the interaction between the health system, target populations and health services utilisation from perspectives of health economics, organisation, sociology, population epidemiology and clinical epidemiology. At present, the programme is being developed to cover larger parts of the population.The Professor will play a leading role in the further development of the Department and its research with the register based programme, as well as its collaboration with other university departments and departments for planning and management of the health and social services in the regions and municipalities in this part of Denmark. The Department also offers opportunities to participate in national and international health services research projects. Being a member of the Department’s and the School’s scientific team, the Professor will contribute to the publication of health services research in international and Danish media.The Professor will take part in the School’s educational programmes. At present, this primarily involves the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Ph.D. programmes at the School. Besides documented good managerial and communicative skills the applicant should have a basic training within the health sciences. Senior experience in epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research applied in the public health field is mandatory. Well developed teaching experience is also crucial, including supervision of Ph.D. students. The candidate should show substantial experience in grant acquisition. The candidate must be fluent in English and be able to teach in Danish after a reasonable period.

For further details about the position, please contact the dean of The Faculty of Health Science, phone +45 8942 1765

The Faculty of Health Science refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

The conditions of employment are based on the agreement between The Ministry of Finance and The Federation of Graduate Employee Unions. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a full list of the applicant’s scientific publications showing which publications the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, and information about teaching experience. The assessment committee can decide to include material which has not been in the evaluation. In this event, the applicant will be informed and asked to send the material, or else to withdraw the application. Furthermore the application must include an explanation of the applicant’s previous research with reference to the attached list of publications, information about research management, appraisal work, pre-and post-graduate teaching activities, and future research plans.

Guidelines concerning writing an application may be found here.

Applications are encouraged regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.


All applications must be made online and received by: 03/05/2010

The Faculty of Health Science is today organized in 10 departments, one administration and several smaller units and a number of centers. Faculty of Health Science has a close and meaningful cooperation with the regional health service. The faculty employs approx. 1,000 full-time equivalent with a roughly equal share scientific and administrative personnel.

There are more than 3,000 students in the Faculty, more than 2/3 are medical students. Nearly 400 complete their degree each year.

Please apply online here

Aarhus University offers a good and inspiring education and research environment for 35,000 students and 8,500 members of staff, who produce academic results of a high international standard. The budgeted turnover for 2009 amounts to EUR 700 million. The university’s strategy and development contract are available at http://www.au.dk.

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