The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for a professorship in the area ofThe Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for a professorship in the area of behavioural needs and stress biology.
The position is available from 1 February 2021 or soon thereafter.
The professorship in applied ethology and stress biology will underpin the dedication of the Faculty to be among the best in the world with regard to animal behaviour, stress biology and research related to quantification of behavioural needs. The research comprised by the professorship will mainly focus on farm animal species and may involve studies of social, feeding, comfort, reproductive and abnormal behaviour. The professorship shall support the development of methods within important parts of the following areas: quantify behavioural needs, positive welfare states, cognition, stress and pain. The relationship between production system, behaviour and genetics could be included where appropriate as well as studies of the consequences for behaviour and welfare of disease and injury. The professor will be responsible for attracting external funding, collaboration and knowledge exchange with industry and society, participate in providing research-based consultancy to authorities, and be responsible for teaching and supervising students at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels as well as young researchers and technical staff.
Qualifications Qualifications for a full professor level at Aarhus University include, for example, 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.
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: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. The successful applicant will be placed in the research unit Welfare.
Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, email: [email protected] and Head of research unit Jan T. Sørensen, phone +45 8715 7923, email: [email protected]
Living in Denmark Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ ) for information on arriving and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her family.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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 wil 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.
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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
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