Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine: Nephrology (combined position)

Updated: 19 days ago
Deadline: 30 May 2021

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 Unit of Nephrology, Department of Medicine , Lillebaelt Hospital respectively. The position is for a 5-year period with the 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 nephrology, and focus areas could include, yet are not limited to, nutrition in patients in dialysis, cardiovascular risk in patients with renal failure, Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROMs), and glomerulonephritis. Trans-sectional research and collaboration is expected.

Areas of responsibility

The clinical professor will be responsible for research in nephrology. The clinical professor will also be responsible for leading a research group, and for developing new strategies for collaboration with other key stakeholders in the area of nephrology.

Additionally, the clinical professor will teach and mentor postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students, as well as maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Participation in assessment work is 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 is expected to increase research activity at the research unit and to expand collaboration with other researchers at hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark, at SDU, the rest of Denmark and abroad.

The clinical position

The clinician will be appointed as consultant at the Department of Medicine, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kolding. The consultant must fulfil the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of Nephrology. The applicant is expected to be co-responsible for the speciality of nephrology at the department and is expected to corporate in the normal functions in the unit of nephrology together with the other nephrologists. This typically consists of ward rounds including hemodialysis unit, consultations in the out-patient clinic and assistance to other departments and intensive care for patients with renal failure.


The successful applicant has a PhD or equivalent post-graduate research qualification and must be qualified as a consultant in Internal Medicine: Nephrology. Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and research within the field of Nephrology. The preferred candidate has demonstrated skills and scientific achievements within this area, is able to motivate, supervise and has proven research management skills and good interpersonal skills.  Danish is not required initially, but must be mastered at proficiency level C1 , at the Common European Framework of References for Languages within the first 2 years of employment.


Department of Medicine is currently undergoing reconstruction after the COVID19 pandemic. The department has 69 beds and 2 intermediate observation beds. In total the department has 75 physicians with different sub-specialities within internal medicine – including infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, geriatrics, endocrinology, emergency medicine and nephrology. The department participates in the education of medical students and doctors at all levels.

The unit of nephrology has 23 beds and an outpatient clinic. All types of dialysis are performed including 11.000 hemodialysis treatments per year. There is a close corporation with e.g. intensive care, endocrinology, vascular surgery, surgery and radiology. Palliation of patients with end-stage renal failure is prioritised. Acute renal failure, renal biopsy and follow-up after renal transplantation are specialised functions.

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 University of Southern Denmark, The Region of Southern Denmark , The Region of 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 of Medicine 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 Coordinative Head of Research at IRS-Hospital Lillebaelt, Kolding, Kim Houlind ( / +45 2499 4525) or to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen ( +45 3082 7801).

Further information concerning the position as consultant is available from Specialist Consultant at The Unit of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Kjeld Otte ( ).

Salary and terms of employment

The successful applicant for the clinical professor position will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the link “Apply online" on this page. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 MB.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf- or Word/docx- files):

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed CV
  • Degree certificates (inclusive of PhD-diploma or equivalent)
  • A complete and numbered list of publications
  • The 10 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf- or docx- file must be attached for each publication
  • A teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
  • A track record in obtaining research funding
  • A record of national and international research collaboration and collaborations with researchers in other disciplines and sectors
  • As to the post as consultant: information on the applicant’s own skills as concerns "the seven roles of the physician " inclusive of supporting evidence
  • A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

References will be obtained for the applicant who is the first choice for the position – from the applicant’s most recent employer, and from previous employers as required.

Applicants selected for interview must expect to undergo a personality test specifically targeted on work-related matters.

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

Gender equality , health, safety and emergency management are given high priority at SDU and the Department of Regional Health Research. 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Living and Working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary , taxation , housing and accompanying family . For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU” . Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark .

Location:Kolding , Denmark

Further details

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