Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with special focus on Prevention and Intervention in the Early Stages of Affective Disorders (F
University of Copenhagen, Department of Clinical Medicine Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with special focus on Prevention and Intervention in the Early Stages of Affective Disorders (Fixed-term, 5 years)


Department of Clinical Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

 University of Copenhagen 


The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Psychiatry with special focus on Prevention and Intervention in the Early Stages of Affective Disorders  to commence as soon as possible. The externally funded professorship is combined with a consultancy at Mental Health Centre North Zealand, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region.


It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy. In order to be considered the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. The advertisement for the consultancy is available from


Both the professorship and the consultancy will be financed by Mental Health Centre North Zealand. 


Information on the department can be found at: 


Job description 

In the consideration of applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Psychiatry with special focus on Prevention and Intervention in the Early Stages of Affective Disorders.


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  

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

  • Academic assessments  

Required qualifications  

The successful applicant should be able to:

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

  • Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer 

  • Provide research-based teaching 


The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills. 


Terms of employment  

For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of DKK 185,647 (1 October 2018 level).

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013. 



For further information please contact Head of Department Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, .

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



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

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

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications 

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

  • Research plan (3‐5 pages) 

  • Uploads of maximum 10 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. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Monday 22 April 2019. 


Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 7 November 2019. 

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