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Professor in child mental health and psychopathology.

A part time professorship (12,33 hrs. a week) in child mental health and psychopathology specifically targeted at the effects among young children is vacant at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Copenhagen from September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and for a period of five years.

The NIPH has nine research programs who collaborate closely. Some of the institute´s researchers deal with surveys of the health and health behavior in the Danish population, some with register-based research. At the NIPH we are determined to research in topics that apply to major public health challenges – and to being among the best in utilizing the methods that support this research. 

We can offer an interesting position in an inspiring research environment with opportunities for collaboration with colleagues from different scientific disciplines, including public health, medicine, anthropology and sociology.

The applicant must have a strong academic background and must be able to demonstrate significant contributions to development of research in mental health among infants and small children. Further development of own research in child health problems and psychopathology in infancy and early childhood through publication and fundraising activities will be expected. 

Qualifications must be documented by published papers of international standard. 

The professor will also be expected to

- participate in knowledge exchange with society and strong communication skills
- participate in raising external funding,
- be responsible for the educational guidance of post-docs and PhD students, and
- participate in assessment of students at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

Furthermore, management skills as well as strategic qualifications are desirable.

The applicant must be able to document:

  • Research leadership
  • Broad experience with clinical epidemiological research in children’s psychopathology
  • A broad portfolio of teaching in children’s mental health 
  • Experience with traditional university-related tasks such as PhD supervision, 
  • Study management and an international network in research

For further information, please contact Research Director Anna Paldam Folker, + 45 65 50 78 60 /   or Director Morten Grønbæk, +45 65 50 77 77 /

Additional information is available at the links below. 

The successful applicant 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 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 which the candidate considers as most important for the position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• A research plan which details the candidate’s ideas and plans for his/her future research work. 

Incomplete applications with regards 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.

Further details: 
Read the guideline for applicants 


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