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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Physiology – Aarhus University, Denmark, 2022


The Department of Biology at Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor in the field of Evolutionary Animal Physiology, 2022

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General Info

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2023
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Biology

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The following professional and personal qualifications are required:

  • PhD degree in biology or related field;
  • Documented high-level research qualifications;
  • Proven publication record in international peer-reviewed journals;
  • Experience in teaching and supervision;
  • Experience in communication of research to broader audiences;
  • Experience in international research collaboration and networking;
  • Experience of and interest in attracting external research funding
  • Ability to write and speak clear and fluent English.

Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and the academic output, e.g. the number and quality of publications in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or compatible high-ranking series published by internationally recognised publishing houses.

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, the applicant must learn sufficient Danish to participate in the daily administrative and academic business of the department within a period of two years. The acquisition of sufficient Danish is a condition for permanent employment. The application must be submitted in English. Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Biology is a high priority at Aarhus University, and 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We seek an internationally competitive early-career researcher with an excellent academic track-record in evolutionary animal physiology and a proven ability to address high level academic questions at various levels of biological organisation. Ability to conduct research on various physiological processes and organ systems is an advantage. A tenure track appointment requires demonstration of independent and novel research initiatives combined with successful postdoc positions including international experience as demonstrated by the track record of international publications.

Applicants must present their work plan and strategy for a research program and present a plan to obtain the necessary funding.

We expect the successful applicants to:

  • Conduct research at the highest international level;
  • Establish and develop their own research group;
  • Establish synergies between their own research and other related activities;
  • Contribute to relevant teaching and supervision of bachelor, masters and PhD students;
  • Complete postgraduate teacher training for Assistant Professors at Aarhus University;
  • Be able to raise substantial extramural research funding;
  • Contribute to the Department of Biology’s strategy and working environment

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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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 Biology hosts search programs and teaching curricula that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. The Department currently employs approximately 140 academic and technical staff and 40 PhD students. The Department hosts BSc and MSc study programs in Biology with about 400 students enrolled as well as a PhD program. The Department offer a vibrant and informal research environment with a long-standing tradition 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 here. The campus of Aarhus University is located in a beautiful park close to the city centre (population 300.000). Life quality and time allocation to family life in Denmark is high, and international investigations usually report that no other nationality score higher in terms of life satisfaction. You can read more about the Department of Biology here.

This position will be part of the research and teaching programs in comparative animal physiology at the department. Our current research strengths include respiratory and metabolic physiology, sensory physiology and diving, as well as adaptations to extreme temperatures. Ideally, the appointee should be able to collaborate broadly with the existing scientific staff but is also expected to develop national and international collaborative alliances with other research groups in life sciences or related disciplines. In this position we are particularly interested in strengthening our expertise in the study of macro-evolutionary events in comparative animal physiology. We therefore see the preferred candidate as having expertise in cladistics methods, while being able to utilise modern physiological techniques at both the molecular level but also measure whole organism responses.

The appointee must contribute to teaching and supervision all levels of education at AU from classroom teaching of first year students to supervision of graduate students, and is expected to participate in curriculum development as well as the application of innovative teaching methods and student engagement. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is an expected and integral part of all positions in the department.

Applications should include future research vision and delineate a plan to establish an independent research group, as well as how they plan to obtain future external funding. Qualifications and experience in teaching will constitute an important part of the evaluation.

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Note or Other details

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.

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Contact details

For additional information please contact Professor Tobias Wang ([email protected],  tel +45 5137-7737) or Head of Department Professor Hans Brix ([email protected])

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