Aarhus Universitet

Professor(s) at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health

2024-01-08 (Europe/Copenhagen)
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The Department of Dentistry and Oral Health at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for one or more positions as Professor per 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are permanent and primarily full-time positions with the possibility to negotiate the working hours.

This is an open call for applicants within the disciplines periodontology, prosthodontics and orthodontics.

As a professor, you will be employed at an internationally recognized department with research in orofacial and dental health and disease and education of students to prevent and treat diseases and promote health in the population. We have an inspiring international research environment focusing on orofacial health as an integrated part of general health. Department of Dentistry and Oral Health covers the educations dentistry, dental hygiene, and clinical dental technician with unique opportunity to create synergies between the programs providing team-based health care to society. We are 300 employees and 700 students, and our collaboration is based on respect, trust and recognition. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities

As Professor at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, you will have joint responsibility for the development of the department's research and teaching environment, and you will support and propel the Department’s and the Faculty of Health's overall research and educational strategy. You are expected to contribute – independently and in fruitful collaboration – to the development of the department by leading research and teaching of high international quality and leading a high academic and didactic standard in teaching. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development and academic citizenship at Aarhus University and to the university profile 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 Bachelor’s and Master's degree students.
  • Contributing to the funding of your own research group with external research funding.
  • Supervision of PhD students and contributing to the development of the faculty's PhD courses.
  • Assessment and committee work at Aarhus University.
  • Research-based collaboration with private and public sector stakeholders as well as research-based consultancy.
  • Knowledge sharing of your research with society.
  • Depending on the specific discipline, the professor positions may or may not include function as Head of Section.

You will report to the Head of Department of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Your competences

You have an excellent research track record in prosthodontics, orthodontics or periodontology with the potential to delineate and promote innovative and impactful cross-disciplinary research that could ultimately lead to new models for diagnosis and management of disease by capitalizing on integration of the contemporary biologic, physical, computational and clinical state-of-the-sciences.

You possess solid research and teaching qualifications at a high international level. You have broad international cooperative partnerships and experience of research partnerships with private and public sector stakeholders. You also have a documented ability to attract significant competitive research funding from national and/or international funding bodies.

As a person, you are a helpful and motivational leader who inspires other researchers and builds trusting relationships with students, colleagues and collaboration partners. As a lecturer, you communicate the newest and relevant knowledge in a committed, clear and comprehensible manner. As a supervisor, you are skilled, inspiring, inclusive 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 contributing to and 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. International applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges Danish language courses.
If DDS background then Danish license to practice is expected within 6 years of employment.

In order to be qualified for a Professor position, you would be assessed from these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department of
Dentistry and Oral Health Siri Beier Jensen tel.: (+45) 9350 8525.

Your place of work will be at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Vennelyst Boulevard 9, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 18-20.

Terms of employment

  • In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on a high degree of original production at an internal level and experience from teaching at different levels as well as contributions to the development of teaching activities and teaching material, hereby documenting that the applicant has developed the academic discipline from a research and teaching perspective.
  • Moreover, there will be an assessment of the applicant’s ability to perform research and teaching management tasks.
  • 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.
  • The yearly base salary for a fulltime professor is DKK 794.821,53 (including a position related supplement, a pre-agreed professor supplement and pension (17.1%)). Additional supplement(s) can be negotiated dependent on experience, special qualifications and performance of special functions. Professors have the authority to negotiate pay on their own behalf.
  • Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
  • Travel and moving expenses may be covered according to the employee in question and, to a limited extent, the accompanying family.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.


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
  • 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 faculty’s 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 University’s 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 referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s 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 assistance with relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about the International Staff Office and the range of services here.

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

Deadline: 08 January 2024

Academic contact person: Siri Beier JensenLektor siri@dent.au.dk, +4593508525

Vacant positions: 3

Hours per week: 37

Expected date of accession: 01 September 2024

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 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/


Professor(s) at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health
Nordre Ringgade 1 Aarhus, Danmark
2024-01-08 23:59 (Europe/Copenhagen)
2024-01-08 23:59 (CET)
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