Aarhus University (AU)

Professors in Aquatic Ecology at Aarhus University, Denmark

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

One or more positions as (full) professor within the field of Aquatic Ecology are available at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.

The positions seek to strengthen and complement the Departments ongoing activities in freshwater and marine ecology, particularly nutrient processes in freshwater aquatic ecosystems and their interaction with plants, and pelagic processes in the ocean and how they interact with the physical and chemical conditions, including climate change. The positions are available as soon as possible.

The positions
The candidates are expected to:

  • lead their own strong and competitive research program at the highest international level within the field of aquatic biology
  • establish collaboration with related research environments at Aarhus University and internationally
  • attract external funding from national and international funding bodies
  • mentor junior researchers in attracting competitive funding, career development etc.
  • participate in supervision of Bachelor, Masters, and PhD students
  • participate in course development and teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, and contribute to the development of PhD courses
  • participate in the administration and development of the department

The candidates
We seek internationally competitive researchers with strong and competitive academic track records in aquatic ecology. Candidates with extensive experience with nutrient processes and vegetation in streams and lakes, or extensive experience with marine fish and fish populations are preferred. The candidates must demonstrate promise of outstanding capabilities in independent research, dissemination, funding, and teaching.

The ideal candidates should have:
  • a PhD in Biology or a closely a related field
  • documented research qualifications corresponding to the professor level
  • demonstrated ability to publish in major scientific journals and to disseminate research at international conferences
  • international top-level research profile and well established international network within the field
  • proven ability to establish and lead an independent research groups
  • proven ability to attract substantial external research funding
  • proven ability of excellent research-based teaching, student supervision and talent development
  • proven active contribution to development of teaching curricula

Personal qualifications required include the ability to work closely with other researchers/groups within the Department as well as with external stakeholders, and the ability to collaborate and build relationships.

Working place
The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Section for Aquatic Biology, Ole Worms Alle 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark (http://bios.au.dk/en/about-bioscience/organisation/aquatic-biology/).

The Department of Bioscience
The Department of Bioscience hosts research programs, teaching curricula and consultancy that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. The Department conducts world-class research in the areas of Aquatic Biology and Ecology, Arctic Environment and Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Microbiology, and Zoophysiology. The Department currently employs approximately 350 academic and technical staff and 75 PhD students. The Department hosts BSc and MSc study programs in Biology with close to 500 students enrolled as well as a PhD program.

The Department offer a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite. The working language is English, and we welcome applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Read about the Danish work-life balance, special opportunities for junior researchers, and the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at https://international.au.dk/research/

Applicants are expected to meet the criteria listed for Full Professors in: http://scitech.medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/site_files/scitech.medarbejdere.au.dk/files/Evaluation_Criteria.pdf

Further information
For more information, please contact Head of Department Professor Hans Brix email: hans.brix@bios.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/

01 March 2020

Please apply via recruiter’s website.