Scientific Positions

Associate Professor in hydrogeophysics – electric and electromagnetic methods 789296

The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position in hydrogeophysics within electric and electromagnetic methods.

Department of Geoscience and the Hydrogeophysics Program
The Department of Geoscience has strong research groups within a broad range of research areas including Climate and Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Deep Earth Systems, Geochronology and Water. The hydrogeophysics group has one professor and one associate professor and at present 9 post docs and senior geophysicists/technicians and a number of PhD and MSc students. The group has a broad range of modern instrumentation, acquired and in-house developed, including instrumentation for 2D and 3D DC and induced polarization, groundbased and airborne TEM, ground conductivity meter, el-log drilling and magnetic resonance sounding. In addition, the group develops numerical codes for data processing and inversion and has its own HPC system. Collaboration with hydrologists and engineers is extensive.

Qualifications for the Associate Professor level at Aarhus University includes a very strong academic background, experience with project management and writing grant applications, as well as teaching and supervision experience. In particular, the appointee must have a strong background in geoscience and its application to near surface hydrogeological problems such as groundwater resource mapping, point source contamination mapping and geotechnical problems. Experience with interdisciplinary research is an advantage and strong numerical modelling skills are mandatory. Experience with development of geophysical instrumentation is also an advantage. The appointee is expected to teach courses within the above mentioned and related disciplines at all university levels (BSc, MSc and PhD).

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. The appointee must participate actively in the further development of our leading research environment within hydrogeophysics and hydrology, which is one of the corner stones in the research strategy of the Department.  Finally, the appointee is expected to contribute positively to the Department’s organization and to further strengthen collaboration with the industry and public authorities.

Startup packages can be applied for at the Aarhus University Research Foundation or at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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.
Information on projects and research within the HydroGeophysics Group on


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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