Associate Professor of Planetary Formation, Fixed-Term, 7 Years, Globe Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Globe Institute to commence as soon as possible.
Job description The Globe Institute invites applications for an associate professorship in planetary formation at the Centre for Star and Planet Formation starting October 2023 or soon thereafter.
The Centre for Star and Planet Formation is a multidisciplinary research centre focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines astronomy, astrophysics and cosmochemistry. Globe institute is a newly established department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Globe aims for interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach and therefore has a strong focus on developing transformative science across our planet's history.
Information on the department can be found at: https: // globe.ku.dk/.
The candidate is expected to lead original scientific research addressing a broad range of fundamental questions in plane formation, including the growth of planets by pebble accretion, N-body simulations of planetary system formation and evolution models for protoplanetary discs consisting of gas and pebbles. An additional focus of the research is aimed at understanding the conditions that promote planetary habitability in our Solar system and beyond, using a multidisciplinary approach to merge various disciplines such as geochemistry, planetary astrophysics and exoplanetary science. In particular, we expect candidates to take full advantage of the broad range of expertise present at StarPlan on theoretical planet formation models and cosmochemical constraints on the formation of minor and major bodies in the Solar System. The candidate will be supported in actively applying to secure external funding to building and expanding the research group.
The associate professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:
Required qualifications Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here:https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.
Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:
The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.
Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Section for Star and Planet formation, Oester Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K.
About Globe Institute The Globe Institute is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute's main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities. Information on the institute can be found at: https: // globe.ku.dk/.
The Globe Institute is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where employees and students can belong and thrive. See website for more information. All qualified applicants will receive full consideration. Candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, contribute to diversity and competencies of our Institute are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen strives to offer a family friendly and flexible working environment with a sustainable balance between work- and private life, including parental leave schemes (up to 47 weeks for both parents) and up to six weeks of paid holidays per year. Researchers that have not been tax liable in Denmark for the last 10 years can apply for a special (reduced) tax scheme. The university offers a variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families.
Terms of employment The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 7 years.
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.
Questions For further information, please contact Head of Department Anders Johannes Hansen, [email protected]
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https: // www. ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).
Application The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:
Application procedure After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https: // employment.ku.dk/. Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Please submit the application with the required attachments.
The closing date for applications is 14 March 2023 at 23.59 p.m. CET.