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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor or an associate professor to the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology to commence as soon as possible.

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

Job description
We seek an excellent scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in neuroscience focusing on the physiology and pathology of the neurovascular unit. The research focus is on the control of the brain neurovascular unit, energy metabolism and the blood-brain barrier in health and disease. Our most recent work is on calcium signaling in astrocytes, brain pericytes and aging mechanisms. Our strength is in vivo physiology in mice and rats using basic electrophysiological and laser-optic techniques, transgenic mice, and 2-photon microscopy. The applicant is expected to work with 2-photon microscopy in mouse cerebral cortex in relation to the regulation of the brain neurovascular unit and the blood-brain barrier.

The successful candidate should be able to conduct independent and creative research, demonstrating scientific productivity, and good collaboration skills.

The successful candidate is invited to participate in the work in Martin Lauritzen’s group. The Department can offer a dedicated lab and office space as well as assistance with application for start-up grants nationally and internationally.

Applicable for the Tenure Track Assistant Professor position

The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily consist of:
• research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
• research-based teaching
• sharing knowledge with society
• participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors

The tenure track assistant professor’s performance will be evaluated through annual evaluations. Furthermore, the tenure track assistant professor will be evaluated in a mid-track appraisal.
After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/

Required qualifications
• a PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area
• research experience within the field of the position

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.
The assistant professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Applicable for the Associate Professor position

The associate 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:
• Research qualifications achievable in a position as assistant professor or equivalent within the subject area
• Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies*
• Research-based teaching

*If the applicant for an associate professor position has no previous teaching experience through employment as an assistant professor or has not achieved pedagogical competencies, the appointment may be probationary for 1 ½ years.

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Martin Lauritzen, tel. (+45) 24841840 or mlauritz@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

Application
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:
• Application including reasons for applying for this post
• Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications
• Diplomas
• Research plan (3-5 pages)
• Publications to be considered in the assessment (max 5)
• For the position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor please submit documentation of teaching skills, if applicable
• For the position as Associate Professor please submit a teaching portfolio (link to portfolio guidelines: http://uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-programmes/university-guidelines/pedagogic-basis-and-guidelines/teaching_portfolio/
• For the position as Associate Professor please submit a teaching plan

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 application 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 in this post to apply.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted.
The closing date for applications is 23.59pm, Monday 16 May 2016.

Interviews for this post will most likely be held on 1 September 2016.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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