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Erik B. Simonsen
11-23-1998, 08:58 PM

Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences
University of Copenhagen

Associate Professorship (alternatively assistant professorship) in
Biomechanics of the human locomotor system.

At the Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen,
Department of Human Physiology, a position as associate professor
(alternatively assistant professor) in biomechanics is available as soon as

Applicants should have documented competence in research in biomechanics and
functional anatomy of the locomotor system. The appointment is coupled to
the research group at the Department of Medical Anatomy C, at the Panum
Institute, Blegdamsvej 3, Copenhagen N. The applicant is expected to
cooperate in ongoing research with this research group.

Applicants must be prepared to teach human biomechanics at all levels at the
institute, and eventually (after 1-2 years) also to take part in the
teaching of the functional anatomy of the locomotor system for students of
physical education (sports science) and medicine.

According to the Ministerial Circular on Job Structure appointment as
associate professor requires previous experience as that of an assistant
professor or a similar position, and requires a documented scientific
production at an international level. Appointment to the position as
assistant professor requires a Ph.D. or corresponding scientific
qualifications. The latter position is temporary, limited to 3 years. The
successful applicant to the assistant professorship must attend a course in
pedagogy (adjunktpædagogikum.).
Unless special circumstances apply, the date for the master graduation for
assistant professors should not exceed 8 years by appointment. If the
applicant for the position as associate professor has not acquired
sufficient teaching experience through the appointment as assistant
professor or acquired corresponding teaching experience, the appointment
will be made on probation for up to 1½ years.

Terms of appointment and payment will be made according to a contract as
agreed between the Ministry of Finance and AC (The Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations) on Academics in the State. The annual salary is
dependent on seniority, furthermore, the successful applicant will receive
an annual pensionable increment of 67.560,- Dkr (associate professor), and
Dkr 38.842,-, non-pensionable (assistant professor).

Applications must be in English and include
- Curriculum Vitae,
- complete list of publications, with indication of which papers the
applicant considers particularly relevant,
- three copies of the selected publications considered particularly
relevant, together with relevant co-author declarations.
- documentation of teaching experience and other qualifications.

The applicant will be notified about the composition of the assessment
The committee may request supplementary material from applicants, which the
applicant must then provide.
The committee may summon the applicants for an interview, and request
applicants to the associate professorship to give a trial lecture.

When the assessment committee's report is submitted, each applicant will
receive the part of the report relating to him/herself.

Note please, that if the submitted material is wanted to be returned, it
will be sent C.O.D.

The assessment will be made as follows: decision on whether there are
qualified applicants for the assistant professorship will only be taken if
it has been ascertained that there are no qualified applicants for the
associate professorship. The applicants must state whether they want to be
assessed in relation to the associate professorship and/or the assistant

The application marked 5200 L/38-98 must be formally addressed to the Rector
of the University of Copenhagen. The original application (and appendices,
but without selected papers) must be mailed to the Faculty of Science, Øster
Voldgade 3, DK-1350 Copenhagen K.
3 copies of the application, including appendices and selected papers must
be sent to Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Nørre Alle 51, DK-2200
Copenhagen N, Denmark.

Further information may be obtained from the Head of Institute Bodil Nielsen
Johannsen, phone +45 35 32 16 20, fax no +45 35 32 16 00, e-mail:

The deadline for receipt of application and supplemental material is January
4, 1999 at 12.00 a.m.


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Erik B. Simonsen, Associate Professor, M.Sc. Ph.D.
Institute of Medical Anatomy section C.
Panum Institute. University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 3., DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Phone: +45 35 32 72 30 (work) Fax: +45 35 32 72 17
Phone: +45 45 80 93 04 (home)
E-mail: E.Simonsen@mai.ku.dk
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