Scientific positions

Professorships in the areas of Herd Management and Animal Health Economics 983079

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for professorships in the areas of Herd Management and Animal Health Economics. The department plans to initiate two professorships in parallel within the research areas mentioned below. The positions are available from 1 January 2019. 
 
The positions
The professor’s main activity will be to conduct and develop research and research-based teaching as well as to contribute as an expert consultant to the Danish authorities. The main working areas are herd management and animal health economics. Within herd management, the research areas include, for example, development of methods and tools for on-farm welfare assessment and herd health management promoting farm animal health, welfare and production in a sustainable context. Within animal health economics, the research areas include, for example, modelling of livestock herd management strategies, statistical analyses of production and event data in livestock production, methods for optimizing herd health and welfare management as well as application of methods and tools within micro-economics.
The professors will in addition have to, within their area of expertise, participate in providing research-based consultancy to authorities, rise external funding, participate in knowledge exchange with society and industry, 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 full professor level at Aarhus University include, for example, 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: health, welfare and nutrition. The activities make up the science-based foundation for ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. ANIS has strong research units within immunology and microbiology, molecular nutrition and reproduction, animal nutrition and physiology, animal behaviour and stress biology, and epidemiology and management in which the core activities take place. The successful applicants will be working in the Section of Epidemiology and Management but will have responsibilities across ANIS.
 
Please refer to http://anis.au.dk/en/ for further information about The Department of Animal Science, http://anis.au.dk/en/research/research-groups/ for information on the research unit and to http://scitech.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/en/ for information on Science and Technology and Aarhus University, respectively.
 
Living in Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/) for information about arriving and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her potential 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.

Further information on the position can be obtained from head of department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, e-mail: kli@anis.au.dk.
 

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, 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 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 Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

20.08.2018
Please apply online here

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