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Part-time associate professorship in Forensic Osteology 981594

The Section for Forensic Imaging and Osteology at the Department of Forensic Medicine, is seeking an experienced scientist for a new position as associate professor. The position is available from January 1st 2019 and is part-time, equivalent to 20 % of a full time employment. The candidate is expected to contribute to and further develop the section's research within forensic osteology and human diseases. The successful applicant will take part in all aspects of a university position, including research, fund raising, and the applicant is expected to take active part in the teaching and supervision of students at bachelor, master, and PhD level.

Research environment
The research group will be an integrated part of the Section for Forensic Imaging and Osteology, which is a research and development entity at the department's Section for Forensic Pathology. The department houses a hard tissue laboratory, several imaging facilities and research environment for conducting e.g. BMD measurements, histomorphometry, CT scanning, and conventional x-ray.

The research environment consists of dedicated researchers in the field of investigation of bone tissue, trauma-related research, and comparative anatomy.

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Qualifications and Specific Competences:
The candidate should be an ambitious researcher with original and long-term research visions within osteology, targeting problems of medical and/or forensic interest. It would be desirable that the candidate could support or develop further the expertise already available at the department.

The candidate is expected to raise additional funding from external sources (EU, national public and private funding agencies, industrial collaborations), and have access to a variety of imaging modalities as well as a skillful hard tissue laboratory.

We seek a committed person who possess the following professional and personal qualifications:

• A PhD degree in health sciences, as well as academic qualifications equivalent to associate professor
• Strong interdisciplinary background and track record within the field of research, particularly in osteology
• Demonstrated ability to publish in major research journals and to disseminate research at conferences
• Capable of working in an interdisciplinary environment
• Experience in fund raising and student supervision
• Be fluent in written and spoken English

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact State-Appointed Forensic Pathologist and Head of Section of Forensic Pathology, Lene Warner Thorup Boel (+45 8716 8301).

About Department of Forensic Medicine
Department of Forensic Medicine is part of the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University. The department currently has 70 employees of whom 35 has an academic background and 8 are in permanent academic positions. The department's mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, disease, premature death and suicide through research, education and forensic investigation. As an employee at the department, you are expected to contribute to this goal.
The department consists of two sections doing commissioned work for the Danish National Police. Section for Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Science conducting autopsies, crime scene investigations and clinical forensic examinations. Section for Forensic Chemistry conducting quantitative and screening analysis for illegal and legal drugs and their metabolites in human biological samples as well as non-biological samples (police seizures). Both sections are accredited to either ISO17025 or ISO17020 quality standards. 

Apart from the commissioned work, the department has three research units focused on bioanalytical chemistry, forensic imaging and clinical forensic medicine.

Read more about the three research units at the department website

Required qualifications

Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at such level as can be attained following a satisfactory period of appointment as an assistant professor, but which could also be achieved otherwise. It is assumed that applicants have received supervision and training in university education and have received a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

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:

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