Wanted: Professor of Digital Pathology

| February 7, 2013

Professor of Pathology, specializing in digital pathology associated with employment as a cheif physician/specialist at University Hospital in Linköping (Sweden).

The position is formally based at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Subject: Pathology with specialization in digital pathology
Description of the subject area: The subject area, pathology is the science on disease etiology and pathogenesis, and how they alter the body’s tissues and cells, even at the molecular level. The subject subarea, digital pathology, enables rapid availability of stored and digitized preparations, imaging, remote diagnostics, consultations, teaching and standardization.

This appointment as Professor involves research, teaching, and administrative duties. It is also the responsibility of the holder of the appointment to follow development within one’s own research area as well as societal development that are of relevance to the research and teaching. The holder of the appointment as Professor shall mainly conduct research but also participate in teaching on the undergraduate, advanced and research levels at Linköping University. The pedagogic approach of the Faculty of Health Sciences stresses learner-driven education.

This appointment is specifically directed toward teaching in the MD program and also in developing the future MD program´s. This process involves collaboration with clinical and non-clinical staff in various disciplines and departments, including especially the CMIV – Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization.

Furthermore, the holder of this position is to actively introduce digital pathology for research and routine diagnostics in histopathology, with digital techniques streamline and standardize histopathology, and use image analytical techniques to make reproducible disease assessments. Research and development of digital pathology /virtual microscopy, preferably with a profile towards routine diagnostics is a merit. Experience of digital image analysis and standardization efforts in clinical pathology is also an advantage in the application process.

In order to be qualified for the appointment as Professor in research areas the applicant is required to prove both scientific and pedagogical skills.

Grounds for assessment
The extent of proficiency that is required for the appointment as Professor make up the grounds for the assessment of the applicants.

The assessment of pedagogical skills shall be given the same attention as the assessment of scientific skills.

Scientific proficiency shall be demonstrated with own research that has resulted in publication, with documented competence in planning and leadership of research and research programs as well as with the ability to receive research grants. Moreover, scientific proficiency can be proven through ability to achieve research results in collaboration with other teachers and through ability to inform about research.

Pedagogical skills shall be demonstrated through broad and solid knowledge in the subject and duties of the appointment. Pedagogical skills shall also be demonstrated through the ability to propagate commitment and interest for the subject, and the ability to structure and organize knowledge mass and work models in relation to the goals of the program or the main area. Moreover, pedagogical skills shall be demonstrated through the ability to motivate students for own learning and contributing to development and renewal of education, as well as the ability to reflect on pedagogical standpoints and own results.

Administrative skills shall be proven with ability to plan, organize, and develop operations.

Leadership shall be demonstrated with skills in leading operations and staff and with ability to collaborate and participate actively in collegial operations.

Equal opportunities
Linköping University shall continue to develop as an attractive and creative work place characterized by equal opportunities, and therefore works actively to promote diversity and gender equality.

A majority of the Professors within the department are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Appointing procedure
The appointment will be made by the Vice-Chancellor of the University on the advice of the Appointment Advisory Board. A letter of intent will be required of the applicants who are considered further for the position.

Starting date
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market. Please specify salary level in your application.

Professor Folke Sjöberg, telephone +46 10 103 1820 (folke.sjoberg@liu.se), Professor Per Hultman telephone +46 10 103 1512 and Professor Anders Persson telephone +46 10 103 8906 (anders.s.persson@liu.se). Christina Lundgren telephone +46 10 103 7660 (christina.lundgren@liu.se) will provide information about the formal application process. Union representatives are Örjan Lönnevik (SACO), telephone +46 13 28 6634 (orjan.lonnevik@liu.se) and Gerd Röndahl (OFR/S), +46 11 36 3537 (gerd.rondahl@liu.se).

Application procedure
In order for your application to be appraised by Linköping University the following conditions must be met:

1 Your application and the documents you wish to refer to must reach Linköping University in the way specified in 2-4 below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 2013-03-22.

2 Late applications or documents will not be considered.

3 Your application shall be made electronically – apart from monographs (scientific documents in book form) – and shall be sent in MS Word or pdf to registrator@liu.se. This applies also for complementary documents that are sent within the time of application. Monographs are to be sent within the time of application in three printed copies to Linköping University, Registrator, SE-581 83 Linköping, SWEDEN

4 Your electronic application shall contain
• The name of the position you are applying for and the Registration number
• Your Curriculum Vitae (the template http://www.liu.se/jobba/cv?l=en shall be used)
• A list of publications
• Other documents you may wish to refer to
• A maximum of ten Publications/Scientific work (monographs excluded)

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