21 mei 2012
Op verzoek van contact uit Denemarken, plaats ik onderstaande vacature op NiB:
Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health:
Assistant/Associate professors with expertise in Global Nutrition & Health
Metropolitan University College Copenhagen, Denmark
The Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health (GNH) at Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark invites applications for three positions as Assistant/Associate Professors in Global Nutrition & Health with specialist knowledge in one or more of the following subjects:
Behaviour Change, Food Policy, Food Security, Food & Lifestyle in a Global Perspective, Global Nutrition & Health Promotion, Health Communication, Undernutrition, Public Health Nutrition, and Research Methods. Two positions are permanent and one position is temporary. All positions are due to start August/September 2012.
The Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health is a 3½ year undergraduate education taught exclusively in English with a common first year and then two options for specialisation: ‘Public Health Nutrition & Food Policy’ and 'Lifestyle and Health Education'. Approximately 180 students from many different countries are currently registered in the programme. The first batch of students graduated in 2010. For more Information about the programme see the website: www.phmetropol.dk/gnh
There are 12 assistant / associate professors working in the programme. In addition to teaching the main tasks include: supervision; further developing the programme; assist with international internships and recruiting international students; interdisciplinary research and development, including applying for grants for new projects. GNH is a WHO Collaborating Centre and involved in several international projects and networks. In addition we are partners in some EU projects funded by e.g. DG Research.
The Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health is looking for proactive, enthusiastic and flexible candidates who are able to contribute to excellent teaching, examining and advising students across a number of modules.
Prerequisites for all positions are candidates who:
• have a MSc or a PhD in a relevant topic
• have excellent command of written and oral English
• are structured and well organized
• are dedicated to teaching and student-based learning and have proven teaching competencies, including experience of supervising and grading assignments e.g. bachelor theses
• are able to contribute to strengthening the paedagogical and intercultural environment
• are interested in the interplay between theory and practice regarding 'best practice' as well as the application of evidence based practice
• like to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment
• have work experience from international settings
Desirable for some of the positions are candidates, who:
• have international research experience
• have strong social science research skills
• have a solid international network
• have experience with intervention evaluation techniques/methods e.g. Intervention Mapping
• have particular interest in food and nutrition in vulnerable groups
The job positions can be combined in several ways, a possible combination could be:
Job Position 1, marked P1, a permanent positing teaching: Public Health Nutrition, Global Nutrition & Health Promotion, Undernutrition, and a relevant elective module
Job Position 2, marked P2, a permanent position teaching: Behaviour Change, Food and Lifestyle in a Global perspective, Food Policy and Food Security, Health Communication, Research Methods
Job Position 3, marked S3, a temporary position of around 20 months distributed over longer period, most likely three years, with flexible hours. The candidate for this position must have a PhD and international research experience, preferably including social science, as the main task will be to carry out research regarding evaluation of adult obesity prevention within an EU-funded project (2012-2015).
Application (in English) should be sent to email@example.com latest 12 noon, Thursday June 7th 2012. The application must be marked and include the following:
• Cover letter including motivation for applying and highlighting relevant competencies
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Copies of relevant degrees
• Copies of two references or addresses of two referees who can be approached for references
Applications which do not include the above will not be considered.
Interviews will take place on June 22nd & 25th 2012. For applicants not able to travel to Denmark the interviews will be held via SKYPE. The applicants invited to an interview, except for position S3, will be asked to give a short presentation (5 – 7 minutes) of a topic relevant for the position that he/she applies for.
If you have any questions, please contact public health nutritionist Aileen Robertson, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Head of GNH programme Hanne Gillett (email@example.com).
The Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health is situated at a campus in the heart of Copenhagen, only a 5 minute walk from Nørreport train station.
The Metropolitan University College, Denmark, is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability. Each applicant is assessed on merit alone.