Faculty Position at DTU Technical University of Denmark

Professor Job in Fish population dynamics and stock assessment at DTU, Denmark 2022


Professor Job in Fish population dynamics and stock assessment is available for doctoral degree candidates in marine biology at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to standard norms

DTU Aqua

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The professor is expected to contribute to teaching at different university levels, specifically to engage within the BEng in Fisheries Technology taught in Sisimiut, Greenland and other upcoming Greenlandic teaching initiatives in cooperation with the University of Greenland. Contributions are as well expected to other BSc and MSc education, and especially PhD and Post-doc supervision and mentoring tenure-track early career scientists.

You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to deliver scientific advice and teach in Danish after 2 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Responsibilities/Job Description

DTU invites applications for a position as professor in fish population dynamics and stock assessment. The professorship is affiliated with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) as a shared position with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GN). Workplace will be in Kgs. Lyngby at the main campus of DTU, but with considerable periods at GN in Nuuk, Greenland as well as participating in research cruises and activities in national and international fish stock assessment groups.

The professor is expected to lead research on population dynamics and assessments of the status and future development of commercially important fish stocks and related fisheries in Greenlandic waters, based on research survey information and data from the commercial fishery, contributing to and advising on the management of marine living resources through sustainable fisheries.

Responsibilities Employment requires innovative research at high international level within fish population dynamics and with a track-record in planning, implementing and running multidisciplinary research, assessment and advisory groups on national (Greenland) and international level (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation).

The professor should actively contribute to enhancing the scientific understanding of the past, present and future dynamics of ecologically and economically important fish stocks with the goal to further our capacity to predict stock dynamics and manage fisheries in the North Atlantic, considering ecological changes driven by climate change.

The research field and working area includes the following aspects

  • Research in ecology and behaviour of fish populations in Greenland waters including development and implementation of modern survey technology.
  • Investigation of key population dynamic rates, e.g. growth, mortality as well as reproductive success based on research surveys and information from the commercial fisheries.
  • Quantitative studies of climate change and other drivers of change in distribution and productivity of fish stocks utilising oceanographic monitoring data and coupled physical oceanography/climate model output.
  • Integrating standard observations on fish stock status into fisheries research programs and research findings into population dynamic models, fish stock assessments and stock predictions as well fisheries management procedures.
  • Facilitate and drive development and implementation of state-of-the-art technical and analytical methods in Greenlandic fisheries research environments, incl. guidance and supervision of younger scientists.

Results should be disseminated in peer-reviewed publications and international conferences as well as dedicated outlets aiming to inform management authorities, industry and other stakeholders as well as the public at large.

Advisory functions are mainly delivered to Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and the Government of Greenland as well as international authorities, e.g. the North East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted as one single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one single PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

About the Department/Section/Group

You can read more about DTU Aqua on https://www.aqua.dtu.dk/ and about GN on https://natur.gl/.

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Note or Other details

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from DTU Aqua’s Director Fritz Köster, email: [email protected], cell phone: +45 21362805, Vice-director Anders Koed, email: [email protected], cell phone: +45 21685641 or GN’s Head of Department Helle Siegstad, email: [email protected], phone +299 361200.

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