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Associate Professor and Daily Manager at the Centre for Research in Patient Involvement 3 years 1017507

Aarhus University, Health, Department of Public Health and Aarhus University Hospital have a three-year position as an Associate Professor at the Centre for Research in Patient Involvement available as soon as possible.

The Associate Professorship includes activities regarding patient involvement, including shared decision-making, patient decision aids, patient reported outcomes and self-management. It is a combined position with 60% of a full-time position at the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University and 40% clinical work in a relevant area at Aarhus University Hospital. If the candidate already has clinical work at Aarhus University Hospital it is expected that the candidate continues the current clinical work.

The candidate must demonstrate independent research in shared decision-making, patient decision aids, effectiveness in patient involvement interventions, patient reported outcomes and self-management or related subjects. Furthermore, experience in university teaching and curriculum development are important qualifications.

The candidate will be Daily Manager of the Centre. The task of the Daily Manager is to manage the infrastructure for research, education and dissemination of research results across different clinical practices and disciplines. As Associate Professor the candidate is expected to contribute with research initiatives and own research in patient involvement.

A central task for the Daily Manager is to motivate staff and others to further develop and spread methods for patient involvement and, not least, to create the necessary evidence for the effect of the methods, shared decision-making and self-management.

The Daily Manager is expected to work for education in patient involvement to be integrated into health education programmes.

The successful candidate is expected to:

Manage the Centre for Research in Patient Involvement in cooperation with the Centre Professor.
Have the overview of the different research projects.
Coordinate the research initiatives across the entire Aarhus University Hospital and between Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University.
Have supportive leadership skills.
Demonstrate and deliver innovative research at an international level.
Demonstrate international collaboration.
Have formalised training in university teaching.
Have experience with and deliver teaching at bachelor, candidate and PhD levels.
Attract external funding.
Ensure knowledge exchange and dissipation of research results.

The Centre for Research in Patient Involvement

The Centre for Research in Patient Involvement was established in 2018 with the aim of further developing and strengthening existing research in patient involvement. The Centre was established in collaboration between Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region. The Centre has been funded for three years and has a yearly budget on DKK 1.5 million.

The Centre is located at Aarhus University Hospital and will provide the framework and the necessary infrastructure for research, education and dissemination of research results across different clinical practices and disciplines as well as to contribute to research initiatives in patient involvement in different patient pathways.

All research conducted in the Centre must be based on existing evidence and a solid theoretical framework including theories like The Common-Sense Model of Self-regulation of Health and Illness, theories on health literacy, self-determination theory and self-management theory. These theories are already used in several ongoing research projects and provide a good basis for a critical development of the research field.

The research will focus on the Triple Aim Approach, i.e. will be aiming at improving the patient experience of care including quality and satisfaction, improving the health of patients and reducing, or at least controlling, the per capita costs of care.

For more information, please contact Head of Department Ole Bækgaard, phone + 45 6020 2674 or Leader of program Lisbeth Kallestrup, AUH phone +45 40468010.

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).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio and a detailed research plan. Template for applicant - associate professor must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    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.

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