Associate Professor in Freshwater Ecology via ResearchGate

Aalborg University

Aalborg, , DK

Job description

At the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Biology  and Environmental Science a position as Associate Professor in  Freshwater Ecology is open for appointment at Aalborg University from 1  January 2021 or soon hereafter. The Department consists of five sections of which three are situated in  Aalborg with research and teaching in Biology, Biotechnology, Applied  Chemistry and Environmental Technology, one in Esbjerg on Chemical  Engineering and one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology. The  position is located within the section of Biology and Environmental  Science with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

Aalborg University ranks as no. 4 in the world, and best in  Europe, within the field of Engineering. We have great opportunities and  tradition for interdisciplinary collaboration within the Department  that at the Aalborg campus also includes Section of Chemistry and  Section of Biotechnology, both also with excellent research and  technological platforms within their fields.

The Section of Biology and  Environmental Science is developing progressively and several academic  staff members have recently joined the section. The section plays a key  role in the BSc and MSc educations in Biology and Environmental Science.

We  are looking for a dynamic, motivated and problem-solving candidate with  a background in engineering, biology or related fields to join our  team. We expect that you have experience in one or more of the following  areas: River, lake or wetland ecology, restoration of freshwater  ecosystems, ecosystem modelling, GIS, quantitative analyses or  mitigation of environmental- and climate change.

You will join one or both of our Research Areas: Environmental Bioscience and Biomonitoring or Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology  and is expected to develop competitive research within Freshwater  Ecology or Limnology and attract external funding. There will also be  possibilities for Research-based public-sector services.‍

Furthermore, you will be involved in teaching activities and further  development of the BSc and MSc educations in biology, environmental  science and environmental engineering. All educational programs at  Aalborg University are based on Problem Based Learning and project work  makes up half the teaching load at all semesters. You will therefore be  expected to supervise Bachelor, Master and PhD students.

You may obtain further information about the position from Head of  Section, Associate Professor Dan Bruhn, phone: +45 23982359,  [email protected]

Qualification requirements:

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond  to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as  Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The  appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original  scientific production at an international level as well as documented  teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both  research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two  qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the  overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in  relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position  are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be  attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be  considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If  this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its  absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply  online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all  candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes  applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal  background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please  contact Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail [email protected] or phone  (+45) 9940 3972.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the  Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order)  and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff  at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the  collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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