University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Clinical Professor in Endocrinology (combined position)

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Odense M, Denmark

A combined position as clinical professor (50%) and as consultant (50%) is vacant at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and at the Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology (Medicin 2), Slagelse Hospital respectively.
The position is for a 5-year period with possibility of extension.

The academic position
The clinical professor will be appointed at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU. The position will be within endocrinology/diabetes and focus areas could include, yet are not limited to:

a) risk factor identification and intervention to prevent complications in patients with diabetes mellitus with and without psychiatric illness,
b) the interplay between diabetes and cardiology,
c) improving implementation of research knowledge to vulnerable patients.

Trans-sectional research and collaboration will be expected.

Areas of responsibility
The clinical professor will be expected to contribute to the visibility of the department’s and the hospital’s academic and research profile. This includes promotion of the recruitment of PhD students and other scientifically interested employees. Emphasis will be placed on good interpersonal skills and development of research collaborations at the hospital and in the region.

The professor will be offered continued education in research management as necessary.

Additionally, the clinical professor will be expected to teach and mentor postdocs, PhD-students, and undergraduate students, as well as to maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Participation in assessment work will be part of the position. Moreover, profiling this research area in the public eye will be an important task.

Research activity, network and collaboration
The clinical professor will be expected to increase research activity at the research unit and to expand collaboration with other researchers at the hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark, Region of Zealand, at SDU, the rest of Denmark and internationally.

The clinical position
The clinician will be appointed as consultant at the Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology (Medicin 2), Slagelse Hospital. The consultant must fulfil the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of Endocrinology/Internal Medicine.

Other duties include:

  • participation in the daily work of the department
  • participation in the clinical work in our emergency department
  • participation in 24-hour shifts at the hospital (in collaboration with the sister medical department)
  • participation in weekend rounds at the ward
  • participation and presence at the psychiatric ward with focus on diabetes treatment
  • participation in the department’s quality management work
  • joint responsibility for scientific projects with the clinical departments and the annual report.

The successful applicant has a DMSc or equivalent post-graduate research qualification in the field of diabetes and must be qualified as a consultant in Endocrinology.

Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and research within the field of Diabetes.

The preferred candidate has demonstrated skills and scientific achievements within this area, is able to motivate, supervise and has proven research management skills, good collaborations abilities, document large-scale teaching both nationally and internationally.

Danish is not required initially, however, should be mastered within the first 6 months of employment.
It is a requirement for the appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy.

The Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Slagelse Hospital has a total of 68 beds (48 cardiology and 20 endocrinology) and two separate outpatient clinics for each specialty with consultations in both Slagelse and Næstved. The endocrine outpatient clinic has around 14.000 consultations per year and the endocrine ward around 1600 admissions per year. Currently, the team consists of seven specialists in endocrinology and three younger doctors in specialist training.

The Department of Regional Health Research supports research in relation to the person as a whole, the good life and the more common diseases, makes out a platform for scientists and educators and builds a bridge between the University of Southern Denmark, the Region of Southern Denmark, Region Zealand, the hospitals in the two regions and the patient. The department focuses on the continuity of patient care across sectors, hospitals and specialist fields.

The clinical professor will refer to the Head of the Department Susette Krohn Therkelsen MD, PhD, Master of Public Governance in matters concerning the clinical part of the job, and to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, Rikke Leth-Larsen in matters regarding the professorship.

Contact information
Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained by e-mail to the Coordinating Head of the Research Unit and IRS-Slagelse Hospital, Daniel Hägi-Pedersen (, or to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen (, +45 30827801).

Further information concerning the position as consultant is available from the Head of the Department Susette Krohn Therkelsen MD, PhD, Master of Public Governance ( , +45 22325785).

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Application deadline
August 16, 2020

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