160304 Associate Professor of Arctic Marine Paleoecology 20 % (Fixed-Term, 3 Years)

Copenhagen University
November 27, 2023
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Globe Institute Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Globe Institute on a part-time basis to commence as soon as possible.

Job description We invite applications from candidates with research interests across marine paleoecology, sedimentary ancient DNA, and climate change. We are looking for scientists with an exciting and ambitious research programme focused on the Arctic region, and a track-record showing the ability to apply paleoceanographic and paleoecological methods to advance our understanding of climate change, its interaction with the Arctic cryosphere, and impacts on marine ecosystems and biodiversity over multiple timescales (seasonal to millennial). Emphasis on proxy method development is desirable but not essential.

The associate professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments
  • 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:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Research-based teaching
  • 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 Geogenetics, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

    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: // www. globe.ku.dk/.

    The Globe Institute is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where employees and students can belong and thrive. See the department's 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 3 years.

    The average weekly working hours are 7,4 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 J. Hansen, [email protected], and Kurt H. Kjær, [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, including motivations for applying for the position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master's, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application- portfolio)
  • 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/faculty/recruitment- process/.

    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 Monday, 27 November 2023 at 23.59 p.m. CET.

    Interviews for this position are likely to be held in mid March 2 024.

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