Academic Positions

Clinical professorship in nutrition at Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus 980012

Aarhus University is posting a five-year clinical professorship in nutrition at the newly established Steno Diabetes Centre Aarhus (SDCA). SDCA will play a central role in increasing research efforts in diabetes in both Central Denmark Region, nationally and internationally, and develop strategies to prevent and improve treatment of diabetes through nutritional interventions and subsequent development of diet/meal ap-proaches.

SDCA is an integrated part of the health effort in Central Denmark Region and initiates a strengthened collaboration between relevant stakeholders in the field of prevention and treatment of diabetes, in particular among health care providers, but also food and pharma industries. The centre will be located at and organisationally integrated into Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) and Aarhus University.

The professorship is supported by an unrestricted grant to SDCA by Arla Foods, and shall address cross-cutting themes that represent key gaps in understanding the relationship between nutrition and health in diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals and contribute to subsequent implementation of benefits within the public health area.

The professorship requires concurrent employment as a consultant at SDCA. You can apply for the position as consultant at SDCA at

Job description

The professor is specifically expected to:
• promote, initiate and facilitate nutrition research within the fields of diabetes and metabolism
• engage in outreach activities within nutrition and obesity prevention from the clinic to the individual
• translate knowledge into effective clinical treatments and prevention efforts for the (diabetic/pre-diabetic) individual
• promote further collaboration between suppliers and distributers of food solutions and health care providers to identify better ways for prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes in both clinical and home settings


The position requires:
• a specialist in endocrinology or paediatrics who is highly qualified within the field of diabetes
• a person with an academic degree (PhD, DMSc) who is an active researcher on an international level
• a person who is cooperative and an excellent and passionate communicator within the field. A person who is fluent in oral and written Danish or one of the other Nordic languages as well as fluent in English

Terms of employment
Job start September 1st 2018 or by agreement.
The employment is a shared position between AUH and Aarhus University. The professor will refer to the head of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University in University related matters. Regarding clinical matters, the professor refers to the head of SDCA. 
Salary is in accordance with current agreement for medical executives.

Further information
For further information please contact Head of Research Niels Jessen phone +452859 6352 or Centre Director Troels Krarup Hansen phone +45616 79616.

• Read more about SDCA – and a summary in english
• Information about Central Denmark Region
• Read more about Aarhus University Hospital

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.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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