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Associate professorship in Lifestyles and Health Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is seeking to employ a senior academic in the area of 'lifestyles and health.' The current Danish public health policy identifies major deficiencies in this domain. Most notably, research and teaching are needed in the areas of determinants of health behaviour, intervention development, implementation issues, and evaluation of health promotion. The associate professor will be based in the newly established Department of Health Promotion Research in the Esbjerg Campus of SDU.

Your profile

You are a social or organisational psychologist with a track record in health education and/or health psychology. You have demonstrable teaching proficiency, and would like to continue teaching in an environment that has established its roots in problem-based learning. You have published in international peer-reviewed journals, and have a PhD, preferably on health intervention development and evaluation. Your work shows an interest in a planned approach to health behaviour change (e.g,. the PRECEDE-PROCEED model) and an eclectic use of relevant theories (e.g., Health Belief Model, Theory of Planned Behaviour, ELM, HSM, Diffusion of Innovations). You have an interest in community organisation work and empowerment issues, and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

Our profile

The Department of Health Promotion Research is the core unit responsible for the organisation and teaching of Bachelor's and Master's of Public Health programmes within the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Southern Denmark. These programmes started in September 2001 with 40 students. Future student intake will remain between 40 and 50. The Department is part of the Institute of Public Health of SDU.


Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) on academics in the state.

This is not the full description of the vacant position but an extract upon which an application cannot be based. Please find the full description of the vacant position at or call the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, at tel. +45-6550-2932 for further information.

Deadline for applications is March 7, 2002 at 12 noon. Material received after this time will not be taken into account.