D-IAS 2018: Assistant Professor in Human Health and Lifespan

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks outstanding candidates to fill a position at Assistant Professor level in the research areas of interest for the Centre.


The Department of Public Health, the Department of Clinical Research, and the National Institute of Public Health seek candidates doing cutting-edge research within the research theme "Determinants of human health and lifespan" in synergy with one or more of the following research groups at the Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU:


Research groups at the Department of Public Health:



  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Biodemography

  • Aging research

  • Biodemographic research

  • Twin Research

  • Epidemiology


Research group in Global Health, Department of Clinical Research


Research groups at the National Institute of Public Health




For further information please contact Professor Kaare Christensen by email: kchristensen@health.sdu.dk 


The position is sponsored by, and located at, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts in autumn / winter 2018.


The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as Associate Professor.


We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review. Beyond this seed funding and besides being part of an excellent academic environment, D-IAS offers the strongest possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.


The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.


We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.


Danish IAS


The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.


More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website


For further information please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at sannino@d-ias.dk, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at tok@d-ias.sdu.dk or


Administrative Head of Centre Charlotte Gøbel at gobel@d-ias.sdu.dk


Application, salary etc.


Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.


Research will be predominant in this position.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb


Application material required:



  • A detailed curriculum vitae

  • Certificates/diplomas

  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position

  • Up to five of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication

  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: gobel@d-ias.sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

  • A teaching portfolio

  • Research and publication plan for the next three years


Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.


When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.


Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.


D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.


As part of the overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, a job interview may be held 19 June, 2018


Read the guideline for applicants.


Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark


 


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