Postdoc in health promotion with competences in behavioural interventions

The Unit of Health Promotion Research, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Campus Esbjerg, invites applications for a position as postdoc within the area of health promotion with competences in behavioural interventions to be filled for the period August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021 with possibility of prolongation.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct and publish internationally competitive research in the field of health promotion. The position aims to strengthen ongoing activities at the unit within the field of intervention research.

This work will be conducted in an open and inspiring work environment of a group of international researchers coming from different disciplines, such as public health, political science, sociology, psychology, biology and epidemiology.

Current research lines of the Unit for Health Promotion Research are Health in all Policies, Social Determinants of Health, Global Health, Evidence-informed Health Promotion and Risk Analysis.
The candidate must be able to work cross-disciplinary in teams’ collaboration between researchers and the surrounding society. We expect the new postdoc to develop her/his on research field in collaboration with these research areas.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching of courses and supervision of students within the BSc and MSc programs in Public Health, such as health promotion in different settings.

Required qualifications:

The successful candidate for the position as Postdoc must

  • hold a PhD degree in Public Health or Social Science    
  • have research experience documented by international peer-reviewed journal articles within the fields of health promotion and public health is required
  • have a documented record of teaching experience in the respective field at university level.

Further assets of the candidates are: experience with funding applications and project coordination, international research collaboration and a research focus on interventions to change the lifestyle and risk behavior of young people.

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Unit, Associate Professor Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, telephone +45 6550 4217, mobile +45 51921557, e-mail or from the Head of the Department of Public Health, Professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, telephone +45 6550 4034, email .

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

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. 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 docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the 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 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. 

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

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

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants

Deadline: 7 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Esbjerg
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019