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Full Professorship for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Closing Date
WorkplaceBern, Bern region, Switzerland
Job Start01.02.2025 or by arrangement

At the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern and the University Hospital (Inselspital) Bern, the

Full Professorship for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

associated with the position of Director and Chief Physician of the Department Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology to be filled on 01.02.2025 or by arrangement.

The University Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology offers the entire spectrum of orthopaedic surgery and traumatology.


We are looking for an innovative and visionary personality who represents the entire specialty of orthopaedic surgery and traumatology with their profound clinical knowledge.

You are an excellent surgeon with a proven area of specialisation in orthopaedic surgery or traumatology.

Management and leadership experience in complex, interdisciplinary organisations with appropriate business knowledge and a high level of integration and teamwork skills as well as strong interpersonal skills are essential. Strong communication skills within your own team and in networking with related disciplines are expected. You have good German, French and English language skills or are willing to acquire them.

The position is to be filled by an internationally recognised personality with a proven research profile and talent for innovation. Regular publication activity and successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding are required. An outstanding track record in research with international charisma and a scientific network as well as proof of competitive acquisition of third-party funds are expected. The research profile should be composed of clinical and translational research.

A post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) or an equivalent academic credentials as well specialist medical qualification in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system (or equivalent) are required. Didactic skills for teaching and an interest in innovative and contemporary teaching and learning concepts, a strong commitment to the promotion of young academics and continuing education as well as the establishment of contemporary working conditions round off the requirements profile.

We offer

The University of Bern is striving to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and is therefore encouraging qualified female scientists to apply. The University of Bern has various offers in the area of work-life balance / partnership. These include childcare services, offers for partners and the opportunity to share jobs (?url=www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=61551" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=61551" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch). Job-sharing applications are welcome; please submit a corresponding cooperation plan.

Contact and Address

Further information can be obtained from the President of the Election Commission, Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Siepe, Director and Chief Physician, University Clinic for Cardiac Surgery (e-mail: matthias.siepeinsel.ch).

Applications must be submitted solely electronically no later than August 6, 2023 to the Dean’s Office of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern by this link: "Apply online".

For shortlisted applicants, a symposium will be held on September 13, 2023. Please keep this date free.

Further information regarding required documentation can be found under : www.medizin.unibe.ch/services/­faculty_rules/­professorship/­index_eng.html#pane527037 or under: https://we.tl/t-­TvUazlc7kW

The Dean’s Office, University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine, Murtenstrasse 11, CH-3008 Bern


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