Aarhus University (AU)

Assistant professor in pig herd welfare and health management

Aarhus University (AU)

8830 Tjele, Denmark

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for an assistant professor position in pig herd welfare and health management available from 1 April 2020 or soon thereafter.

The position
We seek a candidate with a strong background in pig health and herd health management combined with strong skills in data handling and epidemiology. The preferred candidate has experience in analysing observational data on health and production from pig herds.

The main focus of the position is on

  1. Designing and analyzing observational data focusing on health and welfare problems in pig herds;
  2. Developing methods for assessing health related indicators for animal welfare at herd level
  3. Developing tools for improved herd health management in conventional and organic pig herds focusing on prevention and disease handling.
  4. Contributing to the development of methods for improved diagnostics in pig health.
  5. Contributing to the integration of qualitative methods in research on pig herd health

The chosen candidate is further expected to join and develop ongoing research within the research unit. The candidate is expected to take part in teaching and supervision of students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

The candidate
Qualifications for the assistant professor level at Aarhus University include minimum two years’ experience at postdoc level with a relevant research profile and a strong scientific publication record in one or more of the areas of the position as described above.

Department of Animal Science (ANIS)
The mission of ANIS is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and innovation within the Department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation for ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. ANIS has strong research units within Immunology and Microbiology, Molecular Nutrition and Reproduction, Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Animal Behaviour and Stress Biology, and Epidemiology and Management in which the core activities take place. The successful applicant will be working in the Research Unit Epidemiology and Management but have collaboration across ANIS.

Please refer to http://anis.au.dk/en/ for further information about The Department of Animal Science, to http://anis.au.dk/en/research/research-groups/ for information on the research unit and to http://scitech.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/en/ for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.

Living in Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/) for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her potential family.

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), and the place of work is the Department of Animal Science, Science and Technology, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele. Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU-Campus, 8000 Aarhus.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, email: kli@anis.au.dk, or Head of Research Unit Jan Tind Sørensen, phone: +45 8715 7923, email: jantind.sorensen@anis.au.dk

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

12. december 2019

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