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Assistant professor in Botanical Macroecology 876265

The Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University, invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity. The position is to be filled by 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We seek an internationally competitive early-career researcher with a strong academic track record in macroecology and/or geospatial ecoinformatics. Expertise in plant community ecology or vegetation ecology is also an advantage. The candidate must have a PhD in ecology or related field.

Applicants must engage in cutting-edge research and maintain an internationally recognized research program. Applicants should also present plans for future research and funding. Qualifications in teaching will also be evaluated.
The appointee will be part of Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, led by professor Jens-Christian Svenning  and is expected to engage extensively in collaborations with other staff members in the group as well as across the Department of Bioscience and to participate in and, in part, lead undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

Information about the Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity  can be found at  For more information on the position contact professor Jens-Christian Svenning, email, tel +45 2899-2304.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

About the Tenure Track Program:
Aarhus University offers talented scientists an attractive career perspective via the Tenure Track Program. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of 6 years with the prospect of a performance-based advancement to a tenured position as Associate Professor. As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Program, the University carries out a mid-term evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. If the final review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.


All applications must be made online and received by:

April 1, 2017      

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 appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified 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 each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. 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. (in Danish).

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.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicant to specify periods of e.g. maternal leaves without research activities. These time periods will be subtracted from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity. We wish to recruit the best qualified candidate applying a broad perspective on competencies relevant to all aspects of the position and with a focus on collaborative skills.Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here:


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