Scientific Positions

Mærsk Oil Chair and Professorship in basin analysis and petroleum geo-systems 779140

The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent Chair and Professorship in basin analysis and petroleum geo-systems.

Department of Geoscience
The Department of Geoscience has strong research groups within a broad range of research areas including high-level, interdisciplinary basin analysis. The basin analysis group includes at present 4 associate professors/professors and a varying number of postdocs and technicians. Equipment for on- and offshore reflection seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation is available. Also tools for shallow borehole logging, a wide range of analytical laboratories, and rock mechanical experimental equipment are available. The BSc enrollment is c. 50 students per year.

Qualifications at the Professor level at Aarhus University comprise a very strong academic background with numerous publications in relevant international journals, extensive experience with project management, as well as extensive teaching and supervision experience. It is not likely that applicants with a PhD-age less than c. 15 years can fulfill the requirements. In particular, the appointee must have a strong background in geoscience and its application to petroleum-related problems such as e.g. applied geophysics, basin analysis, structural geology, and depositional systems. Experience with interdisciplinary research and quantitative analytical methods are an advantage. The appointee is expected to teach courses within the above mentioned and related disciplines at all university levels (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.).

The appointee is expected to develop research collaboration at the highest international level according to his/her scientific interests and priorities, and will be expected to attract external funding for research and material support from national and international sources. Attractive funding opportunities exist via the ongoing collaboration with the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre funded by the Dansk Undergrunds Consortium. The appointee is expected to create a leading-edge research environment embedded in the Department’s structure and to contribute to strengthening the Department’s ties with the industry and applied geosciences.
The position is endowed with a startup package of 0.5 Mkr funding and four ph.d. years.
Further information
Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department Professor Søren Bom Nielsen, Department of Geoscience, Hoegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C by e-mail or phone +45 2113 1499.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
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.
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.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


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