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Clinical professorship in Internal Medicine: Rheumatology, Aarhus University 986751

Clinical professorship in Internal Medicine: Rheumatology, Aarhus University

A position as clinical professor in Internal Medicine: Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital and affiliated to the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Aarhus University, is vacant from November 1st 2018 or by agreement. The position requires concurrent employment as a consultant at the Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital. Candidates who do not hold such a position must also apply for the announced position as consultant at the department. Please follow this link to apply for the position as consultant at  the Department of Rheumatology.

The Department of Rheumatology is a university hospital department and has teaching and research obligations at Aarhus University, Faculty of Health Sciences. The department is currently located at Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade, but will within the next year be located at Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard.

The Department of Rheumatology is a referral centre for complicated and rare autoimmune diseases. It houses a ward with seven beds, access to four beds at the patient hotel, and a large out-patient clinic including a clinic for acute spinal rheumatic diseases. The number of annual discharges from the ward is 750. The out-patient clinic has about 20.000 visits per year.

Research at the Department of Rheumatology focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases, mainly autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Research spans from basic science to clinical and epidemiological studies. The department has a clinical trial unit performing randomised controlled trials and cohort follow-up studies of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, systemic sclerosis and systemic vasculitides. In relation to the clinical studies the department is part of nationwide network of collaborating rheumatology departments with established biobanks, imaging and clinical databases for translational research, which focuses on new insights into pathogenesis and new biomarkers for treatment effect and disease course. In-house facilities and local collaboration ensure access to proteomic and genomic analysis, flow-cytometry, imaging techniques (X-ray, CT, MRI, PET-CT, DXA, micro-CT etc.). There is also a tradition for epidemiological research.

The department wishes to recruit a candidate, who is a qualified and registered specialist in Internal Medicine: Rheumatology. The applicant is expected to have documented clinical expertise and research experience at a high level, including an independent research profile.
Experience as a research leader and experience with teaching is expected. In addition, it is expected that the clinical professor is ambitious, has a good academic standing, clear and visible skills of communication, collaboration and leadership.

The clinical professor is responsible for pre- and post-graduate teaching of medical students and doctors. The clinical professor is expected to provide an active and productive research environment. The clinical professor shares the responsibility of developing the clinical department and is expected to be informed and consulted in this regard by the heads of department.

The position as clinical professor will be a split post consisting of 50% clinical work and 50% university related academic work and research. The tasks are described in the agreement between Aarhus University and Central Denmark Region, May 2018: “Aftale om professorer og akademiske koordinatorer pa sundhedsomradet i Region Midtjylland”. It is also mandatory that applicants display proficiency in the “seven roles of physicians” (https://www.sst.dk/en/news/2013/the-seven-roles-of-physicians).


Additional information 

Additional information about the clinical professor position and the concurrent consultant position can be obtained from head of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Jørgen Frøkiær (phone: +45 7845 9000).

Applications must be made in English. Required qualifications

In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on the extent, quality and originality of the applicants body of international scientific publications, including contributions to further developing the subject area in question. Moreover, an assessment will be made of the applicants research management abilities.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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