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The Research Unit of Rehabilitation at the Department of Rehabilitation and at the Department of Clinical Research, SDU, invites applications for a position as professor with specific responsibilities in Rehabilitation and Occupational Science to be filled as soon as possible. The appointment will run  for a period of 5 years with possibility of prolongation for additionally 3 years.

Current research lines of the Research Unit of Rehabilitation include investigation of functioning and disability in individuals with rehabilitation needs in an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral setting. The Research Unit for Rehabilitation supports OUH's highly specialized practice in areas where rehabilitation research will enhance this practice.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a research profile and achieved results in clinical research in rehabilitation and occupational science, as the position is expected to target research within these areas of knowledge. The position is being established to develop and evidence-base interdisciplinary healthcare practice.

Research tasks:

The position as professor at the Research Unit of Rehabilitation will primarily include research (including publication/academic dissemination duties) and conducting research that meets high international standards. The position also includes a duty to share knowledge with the rest of the society – including participation in the public debate. Furthermore, the professor will be expected to manage research projects, provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors and post docs, participate in research and teaching group activities, engage in external fundraising as well as taking part in academic assessments.

The professor will be expected to contribute to the development of the research profile of the unit, to take responsibility for the long-term well-being at the unit, to contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the unit, and to contribute actively to the research unit's strategic research activities, research environment and dissemination and networking.

Teaching tasks:

In the position as professor at the University of Southern Denmark, teaching assignments on bachelor and master's programs offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as the PhD degree program, must be taken into account. Supervision of PhD students enrolled in the Research Unit of Rehabilitation will be a significant activity.

Expectations of qualifications:

The applicants must have experience with establishing research environments and activities related to academic research environments.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

• a PhD degree in Health Science
• research experience documented by international peer-reviewed journal articles within the fields of Rehabilitation and Occupational Science
• a documented record of teaching experience and teaching skills
• documented strong methodological skills and competences in research

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Unit, associate professor Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, mobile +45 2578 2465, e-mail or the Head of the Department of Rehabilitation, Chief Consultant Anne Lise Zilmer, telephone +45 2163 0186, email

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 own assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):
• An application
• A detailed CV
• Degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• A complete and numbered list of publications
• 8-10 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to be 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.

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

Send application
Deadline 2019-Mar-03

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