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Professor in biodiversity and conservation at Aarhus, Denmark, Aug 2022


Professor in biodiversity and conservation with  strong research profile within biodiversity and community ecology and considerable experience with the management of large research project is available at the Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University, Denmark, August 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: January 1st 2023
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Ecoscience - Biodiversity and Conservation

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The candidate should have an internationally strong research profile within biodiversity and community ecology and considerable experience with the management of large research projects preferably within temperate natural and human dominated terrestrial ecosystems.

It is a requirement of the position that the candidate has a solid background in the development of ecological theory and proven experience with design of monitoring programs, as well as in statistical analyses and processing of large datasets.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the science-policy interface by dissemination of knowledge and strategic priorities to decision makers and the public. We expect strong expertise in turning scientific empirical evidence into appropriate decision tools for conservation planning.

The candidate must be prepared to undertake interdisciplinary research teamwork and acquire independent research funding. Thus, we expect a track record of attracting substantial research funding.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The role of this position is to strengthen the research and consultancy activities within ECOS, particularly with regards to conservation, protection, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in Denmark.

ECOS gathers information about the state of and changes in biodiversity, and we examine how human activities and natural processes affect biodiversity. This position has a particular focus on the status of rare and declining habitats and species, as well as on how such status assessments should be carried out.

The successful candidate will be placed in the Section for Biodiversity and is expected to attract funding, design research projects, and take a lead in the dissemination of knowledge and strategic tools from the section in scientific publications, to decision makers (particularly via the Ministry of Environment) as well as to the wider public. Further, the applicant is expected to contribute to the supervision of PhDs, post docs and junior fellow researchers.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8078

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.

About the Department of Ecoscience

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 biodiversity research and is a national leader in research-based consultancy and knowledge exchange on evidence-based and cost-effective conservation and management of biodiversity in Denmark. 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 Section for Biodiversity (for more information see: https://ecos.au.dk/en/researchconsultancy/research-areas/biodiversity

About the Employer:


The Department of Ecoscience (ECOS), Aarhus University is seeking a professor to undertake research and consultancy within the field of biodiversity and conservation in Denmark

What we offer

The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of the Environment.

The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken in the department, and we welcome applicants from abroad. The Department has a strong work-life balance policy and seeks a good gender and age balance. Read more about the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at www.au.dk/work.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Department Head Ole Hertel, (email: [email protected]; tel: +45 3018 3114) or Head of Section Toke T. Høye (email: [email protected]; tel.: + 45 8715 8892).

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