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Professor in nutritional immunology 904809

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites applications for a professorship in Nutritional immunology. The position is available from 1st December 2017.

The department of Animal Science (ANIS)
The mission of ANIS is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and innovation within the Department’s core activities: health, welfare and nutrition. The activities make up the science-based foundation for ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. ANIS has strong research units within immunology and microbiology, molecular nutrition and reproduction, animal nutrition and physiology, animal behavior and stress biology, and epidemiology and management in which the core activities take place. The successful applicant will be working in the Section of immunology and microbiology but have responsibilities across ANIS.

Working area
The professor's main activity will be to conduct and develop research, establish research-based teaching and to contribute as an expert consultant to the Danish authorities.

The main research area is nutritional immunology with focus on e.g. gut health and disease resistance. With this professorship ANIS wants to strengthen the academic leadership of this area, and to enhance research and innovation nationally as well as internationally. The professor is expected to stimulate, and coordinate research and innovation activities on immunology, development of immunity and infection biology with special emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Finally, the professor will have to act as head of a research group, participate in knowledge exchange with society and industry, raise external funding and participate in post-doctoral training and be responsible for the educational guidance of assistant professors.

Qualifications
Qualifications for full professor level at Aarhus University include e.g. a very strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration, as well as teaching and supervision experience. Criteria for evaluating candidates can be found here.
 
Place of Work and area of Employment
The place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU-Campus, 8000 Aarhus.

Further information on the position may be obtained from head of department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, e-mail: kli@anis.au.dk

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
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.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

22.06.2017
Please apply online here

 

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