Aarhus Universitet

Aarhus Universitet,


Clinical Professor of Prehospital Emergency Medical Services


Aarhus Universitet

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The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Clinical Professor in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) per May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a combined position partly as Clinical Professor at Department of Clinical Medicine Aarhus University 50% of the time and a simultaneous employment as chief physician, in a relevant specialty, e.g. anaesthesiology. The university employment is conditional on a buy-out from the chief physician position.

The applicant needs to uphold a position as chief physician at a Danish or an international hospital to be qualified for the position. In case the candidate does not uphold a position as chief physician, the candidate needs to apply for this position as chief physician at Prehospital Emergency Medical Services here in order to be taken in to be taken in to consideration for the clinical professorship.

The appointment as clinical professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University is a five-year position.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University

As a clinical professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialties and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Research & Development, Prehospital EMS, Central Denmark Region

As a clinical professor, you will be based at Research & Development (R&D), Prehospital EMS. The department was formally established at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University in 2011. Due to high professional competences, strong will and great effort R&D stands for a solid and attractive research environment, with the potential to achieve even more qualified science. The current research is fundamentally rooted in the medical science. However, the field of research is on the point of widen up to include the broader perspective of health services research as organisational and health work-force research.  Thus, with the vision: Landmark knowledge for the benefit of the patient the research focus themes as outlined in the research strategy (2020-2025) are as follow: Critical decision makingCritical interventions and The human being and the system.

R&D aims at being known for an attractive research environment. This includes a strong professionalism, where orderliness, knowledge sharing and cooperation are highly valued. It is crucial that the professor contributes to this. R&D is characterised by it's highly professional team with a high pace. At the same time, it is recognised by a warm atmosphere.

R&D works in close collaboration with the entire EMS in Central Denmark Region. Therefore, research, development and implementation are closely integrated. We expect you to have a compelling vision for your research and clear ideas of its potential impact.   

You can read more about the Central Denmark Region: here.

Your job responsibilities

As Clinical Professor of Prehospital EMS, you will have joint responsibility for the development of the department's research and teaching environment, and you will contribute to the implementation of the Pre-Hospital research strategy (Danish version).

You will offer and expand a platform for conducting research within the individual and across the prioritized research themes, in order to contribute to the further development of patient-centered research. All projects should contribute with impact to the prehospital services provided through the telephones, in the vehicles and in the helicopters around the clock, all year round. For in this way to create opportunity for continued development of the prehospital services to the benefit of the citizens.

Prehospital EMS research mostly involves different professional groups, different geographies as well as sector-crossing. Thus, you will have to contribute to ensuring continued and further involvement of relevant professional groups as well as a strong and flexible collaboration across the healthcare system, but also in collaboration involving private and public-sector stakeholders local, regional, national and international.

You are expected to contribute both independently and in collaboration with others to the development of the department by leading research of high international quality and contributing to ensuring a high academic and didactic standard in the teaching. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development at Prehospital EMS as well as at Aarhus University and to the profile of the institutions both nationally and internationally.

Your main tasks will consist of:
  • Research of high international quality, including publication in top international journals and communicating your research in national and international academic networks.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate degree.
  • Contributing to the funding of your own research group through external research funding.
  • Supervision of PhD students and contributing to the development of the faculty's PhD courses.
  • Assessment and committee work at Prehospital EMS and at Aarhus University.
  • Research-based collaboration with private and public-sector stakeholders as well as research-based consultancy.
  • Dissemination of your research to the outside world from highly scientific environments to everyday work in the EMS.
  • Research- and development-based collaboration with the management of the Prehospital departments.
  • To contribute as a key member facilitaitng the Prehospital EMS Research Committees a resource for R&D as well as for Prehospital EMS.
  • Together with the Head of R&D responsible for optimal operation and development of the department.
During your employment at R&D, Prehospital EMS, you will report to the Head of R&D, PhD Ulla Væggemose.

Your competences

You have established yourself as a prominent researcher within a for EMS relevant specialty, e.g. anaesthesiology, and you possess solid research and teaching qualifications at a high international level. You have broad regional, national and international cooperative partnerships and great experience of research partnerships with private and public-sector stakeholders. You have also documented ability to attract external funding.

As a person, you are a helpful and motivational leader who inspires other researchers and builds trusting relationships with students, colleagues and partners. As a lecturer you communicate the newest and relevant knowledge in a committed, clear and comprehensible manner. As a supervisor you are competent, inspiring, supportive and responsible.

You are ready to take co-responsibility for the development of the department's research and education at the highest international level and for ensuring that we maintain a good work environment. You naturally involve yourself in interdisciplinary collaboration at departmental, faculty and university level as well as nationally and internationally.

We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Clinical Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of R&D, Ulla Væggemose tel.: (+45) 6083 8630.

Your place of work will be Research & Development, Prehospital EMS,  Brendstrupgårdsvej 7, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in March.

Terms of employment


Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant - professor
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • The ten publications stated as the most important in the 'Template for applicant - professor' must be submitted
  • Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - professor' can be uploaded separately (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the facultys Guidelines for applicants.

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

Aarhus Universitys ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referees contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referees contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus Universitys recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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