Professor with Special Responsibilities Within Equine Orthopedic Surgery with Special Emphasis on Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

University of Copenhagen


Professor with Special Responsibilities Within Equine Orthopedic Surgery with Special Emphasis on Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (Fixed-term, 5 years)

  Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences  

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen  


The University seeks to appoint a professor with special responsibilities within equine orthopedic surgery with special emphasis on advanced diagnostic imaging to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences to commence as soon as possible. At the end of the 5-year period of employment, the professor is secured employment and remuneration as associate professor.


Information on the Department can be found at:


Job description 
When, considering applications for the professorship the main emphasis will be on the main aspects:  


The applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific production on an international level within the area of equine orthopedic surgery and related subjects such as musculoskeletal inflammation, pain and traumatology.  


The applicant’s experience with orthopedic surgery and advanced diagnostic imaging incl. attraction of funding and practical implementation of advanced imaging modalities in an equine referral hospital setting   


Orthopedic conditions are a major challenge in equine veterinary medicine. Precise and accurate diagnoses are the prerequisite for instigation of correct therapies, be it medical or surgical. Use of advanced imaging such as CT, MRI and scintigraphy is now commonplace in equine orthopedic surgery for obtaining diagnoses and for planning/performing orthopedic surgery. The professor must focus on equine orthopedic diseases including orthopedic surgery and advanced imaging  He/she is expected to assist in obtaining funding for and to implement a smoothly operating advanced diagnostic imaging unit in collaboration with Section of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and to collaborate with fellow researchers in the section, the department as a whole, and with external partners to integrate equine orthopedic research and advanced imaging methodologies into the field of equine clinical orthopedics.  


The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination  

  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination 

  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers, residents and veterinary students  

  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate  

  • Academic assessments  

  • Research-based teaching with associated examination duties   

  • Professional assessment work   

  • Attraction of funding for and implementation of an advanced imaging unit in collaboration with colleagues at Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and the director of The Large Animal Teaching Hospital. The professor will serve as daily leader of the unit, once it is established.

  • Patient care and hospital service management at specialist level in The Large Animal Teaching Hospital.

  • Out-of-hours surgical emergency service in The Large Animal Teaching Hospital.

  • Collaboration with section of Veterinary Imaging to establish a residency program in large animal imaging under The European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

The Professor With Special Responsibilities Within Equine Orthopaedic Surgery with Special Emphasis on Advanced Diagnostic Imaging will perform these tasks under the general responsibility of the Professor of Large Animal Surgery.  


Required qualifications 

The successful applicant should be able to:  

  • Be DVM and have a Danish authorization as veterinarian

  • Hold a PhD degree 

  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline 

  • Be ECVS/ACVS boarded/board eligible or hold similar specialist qualifications/experiences within large animal surgery  

  • Management of research and other management functions, including attraction of external funding 

  • Research-based teaching  

  • Patient care and hospital service management from an equine referral center/hospital, experience with a wide range of elective and emergency procedures in surgery and orthopedics  


The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills. If Danish is not the first language, the applicant is expected to obtain sufficient Danish skills within 1-2 years.  


Terms of employment 

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013)  



For further information, please contact Head of Department Asger Lundorff Jensen,  http://www.ikv.ku.english


Foreign applicants may find this link useful: Staff Mobility).  



The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:   

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages) 

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications 

  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant certificates) 

  • A complete list of publications 

  • Research plan (3‐5 pages) 

  • Uploads of maximum 10 publications to be considered in the assessement

  • Teaching plan

  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at  


Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.  

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.   


The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.  


Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Wednesday 20 March 2019.Interviews will most likely be held in the month of May 2019.

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