146993 Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine with special focus on Severe Asthma

Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine
with special focus on Severe Asthma (Fixed-term, 5 years)

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Respiratory Medicine with special focus on Severe Asthma to the Department of Clinical Medicine to commence as soon as possible. The externally funded professorship is combined with a consultancy at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Department of Respiratory Medicine in the Capital Region.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy. In order to be considered the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. The advertisement for the consultancy is available from

Both the professorship and the consultancy will be financed by Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital.

Information on the Department can be found at: http://ikm.ku.dk/

Job description

In the consideration applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Respiratory Medicine with special focus on Severe Asthma.

The professor’s duties will primarily consist of:

• Research, including publication/academic dissemination
• Research-based teaching, including associated examination
• Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
• Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
• Academic assessments

Required qualifications

The successful applicant should be able to:

• Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline
• Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
• Provide research-based teaching

The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of DKK 176.455 (1 April 2015 level).

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.


For further information please contact the Head of Department, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, jesper.hastrup.svendsen@regionh.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

• Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max 2 pages)
• Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
• Diplomas – all relevant certificates
• Research plan (3-5 pages)
• Publications to be considered in the assessment (a copy of every single, max 10)
• Teaching plan
• Teaching portfolio (link to portfolio guidelines): http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at jobportal.ku.dk.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, Friday 4 May 2018.

Interviews for this position will most likely be held 5 September 2018.

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