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Department of Animal Science - ANIS Health - Faculty: Technical Sciences

Tenure-Track Assistant professor in Applied Biometrics

Deadline 6 Dec

Expected start 1 May

  • Department of Animal Science - ANIS Health Blichers Allé 20 8830 Tjele

  • Full-time position ID: 4472

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The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for a position as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Biometrics from 1 May 2021 or soon thereafter.

The position
We seek a candidate with a strong background in statistics, econometrics, data science, genetics, ecology or a similar field with a high degree of focus on quantitative methods within applied science.

We are in the process of expanding its activities on data science, and the position has a research focus on developing methodologies applied to the variety of data generated in the department. This includes results from designed animal experiments or online sensor data from livestock or livestock production systems to pattern recognition in behavioural, physiological, immunological or production responses. For example, an activity could be development of models to predict changes in physiological status, risk of disease, welfare, environmental impact and performance of the animals.

The main activity will be research and research-based teaching, and the candidate is expected to initiate interdisciplinary research together with national and international research and industry partners and to ensure external funding to establish a successful research programme and his/her own research team.

Further, the candidate will have to participate, within his/her area of expertise, in providing research-based consultancy to authorities, 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.

The candidate  
Qualifications for the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor level at Aarhus University include minimum two years’ experience at postdoc level with a relevant research profile and a strong scientific publication record in one or more of the areas of the position as described above.
Further information on Tenure Track 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 Health.

Please refer to http://anis.au.dk/en/ for further information about The Department of Animal Science, to https://anis.au.dk/en/research/research-groups/health/ for information on the research unit and to https://tech.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/en/ for information on the faculty of Technical Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, email: kli@anis.au.dk, or Head of Research Unit Henrik Callesen, phone: +45 8715 7989, email: henrik.callesen@anis.au.dk

Living in Denmark
Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/) for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her potential family.

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), and the place of work is the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele. Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU-Campus, 8000 Aarhus. 

Technical Sciences Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.

The aim of the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to:
  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path
As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.

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.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in ques-tion before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences 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.

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 a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Henrik Callesen

Henrik Callesen Professor, Head of research unit, Department of Animal Science - ANIS Health +4587157989 henrik.callesen@anis.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - Nat-Tech HR +4525695795 Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 6 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET