Utlysning av professur i Klinisk Immunologi vid Århus Universitet, Danmark

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Clinical Professor and Chair in clinical immunology as per September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a combined position at Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital Department of Clinical Immunology, and the Central Denmark Region. It is a permanent full-time position.

Appointment as Clinical Professor and chair requires you apply for the position as consultant at Aarhus University Hospital Department of Immunolgy here. You can read more about the clinical qualifications here.

As a clinical professor and chair at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialties and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square meters of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities, and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master’s degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a clinical professor and chair, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities

As Clinical Professor and chair you will have responsibility for the development of the department’s research and teaching environment, and you will contribute to the implementation of the faculty’s overall research strategy. You are expected to contribute – both independently and in collaboration with others – to the development of the department by leading research of high international quality and contribute towards ensuring a high academic and didactic standard. Qua your excellent collaborative skills and a broad academic network, you contribute to the academic development at Aarhus University and to the University’s profile both nationally and internationally.

Your job is described in detail in and regulated by the ’Agreement on Clinical Professors’ between Arhus University and the Central Denmark Region. The agreement can be acquired from administrative officer Christian Stampe Olesen crol@clin.au.dk.  The central part of the agreement is that you together with the head physician and the head nurse constitute the department leadership. The team members have equal and shared responsibilities and decision influence for all aspects of the department running, each making use of their different professional competences.

The professor is responsible for the scientific development and future strategy of research in the department as well as the administration of research. The clinical professor is, together with the clinical associate professors in the department, responsible for the pre-graduate curriculum for medical students at Aarhus University.

A part time personal assistant and laboratory technician is associated with the professorship.

Your competences

Research conducted at the Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) is at a high international level and includes clinical and basic research. The Department of Clinical Immunology at AUH is responsible for all aspects of transfusion medicine, transplantation immunology, and diagnostic immunology, as well as being the cell and tissue center of the Central Denmark Region.

The chair professor should have a strong research profile. The professor is expected to develop clinical immunology at AUH to a high international level in collaboration with the clinical departments utilizing clinical counselling, laboratory services and blood, cell and tissue components produced in the department. The professorship is linked with a consultancy responsible for blood production and virological screening of blood and tissue donors in the Central Denmark Region.

You must be clinically qualified as a consultant in clinical immunology. We welcome a specialist in clinical immunology with a high level of professional skills within his or her area of interest and with a documented research portfolio at an international level and solid teaching skills. Experience in research leadership and teaching is valued.

After the expiry of the application deadline, an assessment committee will be appointed. Applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee. Once the committee’s work is finished, you will receive your assessment. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Aarhus University Hospital.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Clinical Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department Jørgen Frøkiær tel.: (+45) 20 23 45 27.

Your place of work will be the Department of Immunology, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99 – 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in May 23 2022.

Terms of employment


Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – professor must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • 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
  • Strategic 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 relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark 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.