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Full professor in seabird ecology at Aarhus Uni, Denmark 2023


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Full professor in seabird ecology at Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark 2023


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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Department of Ecoscience
Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade, Aarhus C, Denmark

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Qualification Details

The candidate should have an internationally strong research profile within seabird ecology. We expect the candidate to have a background in biology or similar as base for a strong scientific career and an extensive international network. The candidate should have a strong quantitative profile and be able to combine short-term research, long-term monitoring and modelling work across spatial and temporal scales. Research areas of special interest include, but are not limited to, movement ecology, trophic interactions, animal demography and population ecology, and particularly the interactions between these fields.

Strong collaborative as well as management skills are required as is a strong international network. A documented track record of attracting substantial external funding is required. The candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent scientific leadership and experience in successful supervision of postdocs and PhD students.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as full professor in arctic and boreal sea bird ecology (permanent position).

Expected start date and duration of employment

Expected start date is 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description The Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a position as full professor within the field of seabird ecology in Arctic and boreal waters to consolidate and strengthen the department’s activities in these areas.

The candidate is expected to work with, strengthen and expand the existing research groups within the sections of Arctic Ecosystem Ecology, Arctic Environment and Wildlife Ecology. Collaboration with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and links to transnational collaborative fora, such as Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), are central, and advisory work at the national (Greenland and Denmark) and international scales is an integral part of the job. The department’s research and advisory activities are project-based with a solid tradition in cross-disciplinary research and strong collaboration.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9947

Application Procedure

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.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Ecoscience is engaged in research programs, teaching curricula and advisory work covering the major biological subdisciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation biology.  The Department holds a strong position in international marine research and is a national leader in research-based consultancy and knowledge exchange on effects of anthropogenic disturbances on the marine environment and species. The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD students. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic and internationally engaged scientific environment at the Arctic Ecosystem Ecology.

The department is, and wishes to continue to be, an active, dynamic and inspiring workplace with exciting challenges, enthusiastic colleagues and academic opportunities for development. The department wishes to support employees in creating a good balance between their work and home lives and to maintain and attract talented and committed staff, where freedom, creativity and respect for the long-term perspective are core values. For more information on the Department see:

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

Note or Other details

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact: Professor and Head of Section Niels Martin Schmidt (+45 41915664, [email protected]).

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Published on: | Last Updated: Nov 16, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team