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Professor Job – Environmental Chemical Engineering, Agro Emission Monitoring and Mitigation Technology

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

The Aarhus University invites applications for a Professor position in the field of emission research and development applied to agricultural waste chains, at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Denmark – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Section of Environmental Engineering
Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Aarhus University (AU)
Aarhus C, Denmark

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Qualification Details

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field. The profile of the successful candidate should cover:

  • Development and characterization of innovative environmental technologies for agricultural production
  • Outstanding and unique accomplishments in emission research and emission mitigation technology within the agricultural sector including an excellent scientific record
  • Development of research areas for increased sustainability in agriculture
  • An excellent record of acquisition of externally funded research projects including larger projects with partners from universities and industry
  • Direction of externally funded projects including industrial collaboration projects
  • Research group management
  • Supervision of successful PhD-students and post-graduate researchers
  • Development of educational activities and successful course management at university level
  • An excellent scientific record with unique contributions to emission research

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University opens a permanent full Professor position in the field of emission research and development applied to agricultural waste chains. The position targets the imminent need for mitigation of emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants from current production practices, as well as future needs of emission and waste management technologies for sustainable transition of food production.Emission mitigation in sustainable food production relies on a combination of new technologies and strategies as well as improved measurement methodologies for process optimization and documentation.

Expected start date

May 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible.

Job description

The main responsibilities of the position are research and research-based teaching. The position also includes research based public sector consultancy.The successful applicant will acquire and manage externally funded projects aiming at 1) minimizing gas emissions from agricultural waste chains via technologies and strategies, and 2) development and deployment of state-of-the-art measurement methods for all types of relevant emission sources.

The applicant is expected to lead and develop a research group including Post Docs, PhD-students, and researchers performing advanced research projects, teaching and public service consultancy to the Danish government. The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering has an established research group within this area and is currently at a recognized international level. The successful candidate should continue a strong continued development of the research group.

The ideal candidate is expected to take the role as section manager for the section of environmental engineering, and has therefore experience with management of people and budgets.

The applicant should also demonstrate the ability to perform research in an interdisciplinary field involving competences from chemistry, chemical engineering, biology and agricultural science. Projects are typically carried out in collaboration with external partners including industry, business organizations and other universities in Denmark and abroad.


Research management
Project acquisition
Development of research areas
Research based supervision and teaching
Talent development

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 7891
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Documents Required

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.

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.

About the Section

The successful candidate is employed in the Section of Environmental Engineering, which is a part of Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering. Researchers in the section develops environmental technologies as well as models of physical, chemical, and biological processes that are important for environmental quality. The research activities contribute to better management of animal manure and bio-waste through generation of new knowledge and quantification of mitigation effects. Emission of ammonia, greenhouse gases, VOC and sulfur compounds from manure management and biogas production for energy recovery from organic wastes have been the main applications to date. The work in this group depends on knowledge of animal science, chemistry, microbial transformations in natural and engineered ecosystems, data analysis, and modelling.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU)

Other details


The department and section offer:

  • 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

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Finlandsgade 10, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Formalities and salary range 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 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.

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.

Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering is a high priority at Aarhus University, and therefore, we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.

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 Head of Department, Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen,+45 5137 1671,

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