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Associate professor in health promotion with competences in policy research

The Unit of Health Promotion Research, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Campus Esbjerg invites applications for a position as associate professor within the area of health promotion with competences in policy research.  The position is available from February 1, 2020.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct and publish internationally competitive research in the fields of health promotion. The position aims to strengthen ongoing activities in the unit within the field of evidence-informed public health, implementation and research/practice collaboration. 

This work will be conducted in an open and inspiring work environment of a group of international researchers coming from different disciplines, such as public health, political science, sociology, psychology, biology and epidemiology. Current research lines of the Unit for Health Promotion Research are Health in all Policies, Social Determinants of Health, Global Health, Evidence-informed Health Promotion and Risk Analysis. The candidate must be able to work cross-disciplinary in teams’ collaboration between researchers and the surrounding society. The new associate professor should develop her/his own research field in collaboration with these research areas.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching of courses and supervision of students within the BSc and MSc programs in Public Health.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate for the position as associate professor must

  • Hold a PhD degree in Public Health or Social Science   
    • Demonstrate research and teaching qualifications obtained as assistant professor or through an equivalent position of minimum two years within the subject areas
    • Document solid research experience published in international peer-reviewed journals within the fields of health promotion and public health

  • Have a documented record of teaching experience, pedagogic training and teaching skills in the respective field at the bachelor and master level.

Further assets of the candidates are: experience with funding applications and project coordination, international research collaboration, collaboration with practice partners, and teaching administration. 

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Unit, Professor Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, telephone +45 6550 4217, mobile +45 51921557, e-mail or from the Head of the Department of Public Health, Professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, telephone +45 6550 4034, email


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 docx.-files):

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV 
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-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 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.

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.
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