Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
University of Copenhagen Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor within Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences to commence 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Department and Section

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences has strong and internationally recognized research areas in clinical veterinary sciences. Based on these, we want to set a new standard for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation within animal health and disease and be among the best public workplaces in Denmark. Our research supports teaching in a manner and quality securing continued national and international bench marking. The culture of the department is typical Scandinavian: a flat structure with a tradition for close collaboration where all employees can expect openness, mutual respect, with a sharing of ideas, resources and competences.

The Section for Veterinary Imaging undertakes research, teaching and clinical service in the field of Veterinary Diagnostic imaging.  Based at the Frederiksberg campus it has access to computer tomography, ultrasound, direct digital radiography and DEXA.  A new 1.5T MRI unit came into service in the section in Jan 2022. The section has research, teaching and clinical service activities in all of these modalities.  Imaging studies are performed on patients presented to the University Hospital for Companion Animals.  Imaging studies are also performed as part of research studies conducted within the Department and elsewhere.  Current research is focused on quantitative aspects of digital imaging including the statistical analysis of imaging data.  The section hopes to expand its clinical research portfolio to other areas including contrast imaging.  In addition to its teaching and research activities, the section provides clinical imaging services to the University Hospital for Companion Animals, Frederiksberg Campus and limited reporting services to clinicians at the University Reaching Hospital for Large Animals, Taastrup Campus. The section has an approved residency programme for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Diploma (companion animal imaging).

Job description

The Associate professor will be expected to support the undergraduate and post graduate research and teaching activities of the section.  This includes the supervision of undergraduate and post-graduate Master students, Residents in training and PhD students. In addition, the Associate Professor will be expected to develop their own line of research and further develop and strengthen the research of the section. The section has collaborative imaging research projects both within and external to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  The Associate Professor will be expected to develop and extend such research collaborations.

Veterinary diagnostic imaging is a core discipline in the veterinary curriculum as part of the veterinary education in Denmark. It is also an important discipline for final year students choosing to specialize within the field of companion animals. These students have additional practical imaging rotations within their coursework.  The associate professor will therefore be expected to take a leadership role in both teaching and examining undergraduate students, participate in teaching veterinarians at a post graduate level as well as assist and promote the development of further teaching strategies within this field.

The section contributes to the overall function of the Department via its activities in the Department’s committees and through administration.  The associate professor is expected to actively participate in such committee and administrative activities.

The associate professor´s duties will primarily consist of:

  • research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication
  • research-based teaching with associated examination duties
  • communication of research results to the public
  • peer assessment
  • assist colleagues and referring veterinarians within the field of veterinary diagnostic  imaging
  • initiation of independent research projects and application for funding
  • training of undergraduate, and post graduate students, residents and colleagues within the field of Veterinary Diagnostic

The holder of the position will report to the head of the section for veterinary imaging, Professor Fintan McEvoy.

Required qualifications

Six overall criteria apply for associate 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 criterion here:

  • PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area
  • Research experience within the field of the position
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate teaching experience within the field of the position
  • Teaching qualifications equivalent to university pedagogical training for teaching university students (assistant professor pedagogical training).
  • The applicant must hold a DVM with license to practice in Denmark, or be willing to apply for such within 6 months
  • Postgraduate training in subject area
  • Has or expects to attain Danish National or International recognition as a specialist in Companion Animal Diagnostic Imaging.
  • The associate professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment

The position is permanent, and 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.


For further information about the post, please contact Section Head,  Fintan McEvoy on TEL: +45 35 33 28 66 or e-mail

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on "Apply online" below, and must include the following:

  • Application motivating the basis on which the applicant wishes the scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed
  • Curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications and information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • Upload a list of maximum 5 publications to be assessed
  • Research plan (3-5 pages)
  • 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 application 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 in this post to apply.

Please submit your application with the required attachments.  The closing date for applications is 23.59 Central European Time, Sunday 16 April 2023.


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.


Fintan McEvoy


Application deadline: 16-04-2023
Employment start: 01-07-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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