Associate Professorship in Social and Clinical Pharmacy

University of Copenhagen Department of Pharmacy


Associate Professorship in Social and Clinical Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy within the area “Social and Clinical Pharmacy” to support activities in research as well as teaching. The position is to be filled in as soon as possible.

Information on the Department can be found at:

The Social and Clinical Pharmacy group (SCP)

The Social and Clinical Pharmacy group (SCP) has a long-standing expertise in social and clinical pharmacy research and teaching. Social pharmacy deals with the role and use of medicines at the individual, group and societal levels and the related professional roles. Clinical pharmacy is a health specialty, which describes the activities and services of the clinical pharmacist to develop and promote the rational and appropriate use of medicinal products and devices. The focus areas of SCP are clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical policy and medicines use. SCP also hosts the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in the Patient Perspective on Medicines Use. Teaching is an important part of the position (~50%). This includes teaching and teaching development at the Bachelor and Master level within a palette of elective and compulsory courses in social and clinical pharmacy, as well as supervision at the Master and PhD level. A substantial part of the teaching is at the Bachelors level.

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Job description

The successful applicant is expected to conduct independent research and teaching, primarily at the Bachelors level, within at least one of the focus areas of clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical policy and medicines use.

The associate professor’s duties will primarily consist of:

•                     Research, including publication/academic dissemination

•                     Research-based teaching, including associated examinations

•                     Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of junior researchers

•                     Knowledge sharing with the rest of society, including participation in public debates

•                     Academic assessments

The position also includes other duties such as administrative tasks.

Required qualifications

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criteria here:

Applicants must have research and teaching experience within one or more of the SCP group’s focus areas: clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical policy and medicines use; in addition, possess considerable knowledge and skills in applying social science methods to these research areas.

Furthermore, applicants will be evaluated on the criteria listed below:

  • A PhD degree or qualifications equaling this, within social and clinical pharmacy, medical sociology, public health, health economics, or related scientific fields.
  • A strong scientific track record in the field of social and clinical pharmacy, medical sociology, public health, political science or related scientific fields
  • Considerable experience with research within the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical policy and/ or medicines use
  • A strong vision for research including plans for seeking research funding in the coming 3-5 years
  • Well documented experience and skills in education of students on the bachelor, master and PhD level. This includes (in addition to documented pedagogic training) experience in course leadership, use of various teaching methods, and thesis project supervision of students on the master and PhD level
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

Out-reach qualifications and a strong research network, as well as the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered. Finally, the associate professor is required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

The position is a permanent position. The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

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 organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department, Professor Birger Brodin ( or Professor in Social and Clinical Pharmacy Anna Birna Almarsdóttir (

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


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

  • Application, including information about external funding (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • 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. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Friday 3 December 2021.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Birger Brodin Larsen


Application deadline: 03-12-2021
Employment start: 04-01-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Pharmacy

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