Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Paleoecology, Ancient Genomics and Conservation Biology

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Paleoecology, Ancient Genomics and Conservation Biology

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in paleoecology, ancient genomics and conservation biology is available at The GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


    Deadline to Apply

    Jul 07, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionTenure Track Assistant Professor Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Paleoecology
    – Ancient genomics and conservation biology.
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceThe GLOBE Institute,
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Contract PeriodNot Specified
    Starting dateDec 01, 2021

    Qualifications

    • Candidates with research interests in paleoecology, ancient genomics and conservation biology
    • Looking for experimental scientists with an exciting and ambitious research programme focused on applying ancient genomics and paleoecology to advance conservation science
    • Emphasis on tropical biodiversity is desirable but not essential
    • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated/track-record of excellence in research and developing novel methods for the retrieval of DNA from underutilised fossil materials such as microfossils (pollen, diatoms, etc.)
    • The ideal candidate will also have experience in international fieldwork and a variety of paleo wetlab techniques (in addition to ancient DNA)
    • A track-record of securing grant funding is advantageous
    • Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. 
      Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:
    • A PhD degree or similar qualifications within the subject area
    • Research experience within the field of the position
    • The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact
    • The assistant professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • The tenure track assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of: research, including publication/academic dissemination
    • research-based teaching
    • sharing knowledge with society
    • participation in formal pedagogical training programme for assistant professors
    • The tenure track assistant professor’s performance will be evaluated through annual evaluations. Furthermore, the tenure track assistant professor will be evaluated in a mid-track appraisal
    • After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as associate professor

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.

    Documents Required

    The application must be submitted in English, and must include the following documents:

    • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
    • Curriculum vitae, including information about funding
    • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant diplomas)
    • A complete list of publications
    • Research plan (2-4 pages)
    • Teaching plan
    • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
    • Teaching portfolio, if applicable (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)

    Please note:  It is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank document in this box instead.

    Note

    Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

    Inquiries

    Head of section for GeoGenetics,
    Prof. Kurt H. Kjær,
    -mail: kurtk@sund.ku.dk, phone: +45 3058 9730, https://globe.ku.dk/research/geogenetics/.

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    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in paleoecology, ancient genomics and conservation biology

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday July 8th, 2021 (GMT+9)