Tenure-track job in Denmark – Neuroethology, Neuroscience, SDU

    Tenure-track job in Denmark - Neuroethology, Neuroscience, SDU

    Tenure-track Position in neuroethology / behavioural neuroscience at the assistant professor level with teaching in animal physiology, in The Sound Communication and Behaviour group at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

    Tenure-track Position in Neuroethology / Behavioural Neuroscience

    Deadline to Apply

    Mar 31, 2021 23:59 (GMT +1)


    Tenure-track Position

    No. of Position(s)


    Research area

    • Neuroethology
    • Behavioural neuroscience
    • Animal Physiology


    According to standard norms


    Department of Biology
    The Sound Communication and Behaviour group
    Odense M, Denmark

    Contract period

    Six Years


    Coen P.H. Elemans
    Email: coen@biology.sdu.dk
    Head of the Sound Communication and Behaviour group

    Gary Banta
    Email: banta@biology.sdu.dk
    Head of Department of Biology


    • A relevant PhD degree or equivalent qualifications
    • Excellent track record in research and obtaining external funding
    • Experience in under- and postgraduate teaching and supervision
    • Excellent pedagogical skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Some experience with outreach activities.


    • Candidates experienced with taking molecular, genetic, quantitative and bio-imaging approaches will be prioritized.
    • Experience in international research and ability to strengthen national and international collaboration within the research area is also an advantage.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    • Establish and lead your own research area in neuroethology / behavioural neuroscience
    • Conduct externally funded research of the highest international standard
    • Publish research outcomes through international peer-reviewed publications
    • Contribute to teaching undergraduate Animal Physiology and develop other courses at the department
    • Supervise bachelor, master’s and PhD students
    • Perform departmental and university services
    • Complete postgraduate teacher training for assistant professors at SDU.

    How to Apply?

    • Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format
    • Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    Documents required

    The application must include the following:

    • A curriculum vitae
    • A full list of publications
    • Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated
    • A brief survey of the applicant’s most important research results and research plans for the next three years.

    About Department of Biology

    At the department, staff and students develop collaborative networks both within and outside the department as they conduct research. These collaborative efforts foster the sharing of ideas, techniques, and technologies, thereby greatly increasing research potential and productivity. The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both staff members and students. It wishes the staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Other Benefits

    • Access to a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratory space, shared equipment, and access to modern core facilities, such as imaging, sequencing, and computational facilities
    • A research climate of lively, open and critical academic discussion within and across different fields of research
    • Access to network activities among young scientists
    • Animal holding facilities for vertebrates including amphibians, songbirds, bats and marine mammals.


    • Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
    • Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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