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Institut for Husdyr- og Veterinærvidenskab - ANIVET Sundhed for tarm og vært (GHH) - Fakultet: Technical Sciences

Tenure track assistant professor/associate professor in Carbohydrate nutrition in health and disease prevention of monogastrics

Ansøgningsfrist 16. jan 23:59 CET

Forventet start 1. jun

  • Institut for Husdyr- og Veterinærvidenskab - ANIVET Sundhed for tarm og vært (GHH) Blichers Allé 20 8830 Tjele

  • Fuldtidsstilling ID: 13611

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The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ANIVET), Aarhus University, seeks an outstanding candidate for a tenure track assistant professor or associate professor position by 1 June 2024 or soon thereafter. 

The position

We seek a candidate to further develop our analytical platform on carbohydrates in relation to nutrition, health, and disease prevention of monogastrics.
With this position we wish to strengthen our analytical capabilities in the field of carbohydrates with the aim of providing research and innovative activities on how carbohydrate components can be used to modulate gut and metabolic health. Major focus is on how carbohydrates will influence digestion, absorption, and metabolism of residues in the gut, and how this will influence the signaling between the digestive system and other organs as a function of the diet.

The candidate

The candidate is expected to perform interdisciplinary research with national and international researchers and industry partners, and to obtain external funding for research projects to establish a successful research team integrated with the existing scientific areas at the department.
Further, you will have to, within your area of expertise, participate in providing research-based consultancy to authorities and participate in knowledge exchange with society and industry. You will also be responsible for teaching and supervising students at bachelor, master, and PhD levels as well as young researchers and technical staff.

Qualifications for the tenure track assistant professor and associate professor level at Aarhus University must include postdoctoral training or similar with a relevant research profile and a strong scientific publication record in at least one of the areas of the position as described above.

Your profile Tenure Track assistant professor

You are a skilled researcher with a solid background within your specific field of research, and you possess:
  • Documented research qualifications at a high international level
  • Teaching and supervision experience
Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the
tenure review process.

Your profile as Associate professor

You are established as a prominent researcher within your specific field of research, and you possess:
  • The ability to carry out independent and well-organized research work, as well  as work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Documented teaching qualifications at a high international level.
  • Experience with project management
To be assessed as qualified as associate professor, you must meet the
academic criteria as outlined in the description of the criteria for a permanent position here

Who we are

The mission of ANIVET is to perform basic, strategic, and applied research and innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIVET’S’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. The qualified applicant will be placed in the Research Unit Gut and host health.

Please refer to Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (au.dk) for further
information about the department.

 What we offer

  • A well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment and animal experimental facilities
  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism and close collaboration and networking activities
  • A workplace characterized by equality and a good work-life balance, and an open discussion across different fields of research.

Contact information

For further information please contact:
Head of Department Charlotte Lauridsen, phone: +45 2443 9639, email: charlotte.lauridsen@anivet.au.dk
Head of Research Unit, Professor Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, phone: +45 2064 7598, email: knuderik.bachknudsen@anivet.au.dk

Place of work and area of employment 

The place of work is the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, AU Viborg, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University (AU) with related departments.

Living in Denmark

Please visit the international staff website: https://internationalstaff.au.dk/prearrival/ for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and their potential family.

Technical Sciences Tenure Track

Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.

The aim of the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to:
  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path
As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.

Application procedure

Shortlisting 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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences 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 Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Spørgsmål til stillingen?

Knud Erik Bach Knudsen

Knud Erik Bach Knudsen Professor - Sektionsleder, Institut for Husdyr- og Veterinærvidenskab - ANIVET Sundhed for tarm og vært (GHH) +4520647598 knuderik.bachknudsen@anivet.au.dk

Spørgsmål til ansøgning og proces?

Administrationscenter Nat-Tech - HR Nat-Tech Roskilde +4593522614 nat-tech.HR.team2@au.dk

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Ansøgningsfrist: tirsdag den 16. jan 2024 kl. 23:59 CET

36.500 studerende

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