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153160 Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare and Behaviour

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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen




The University seeks to appoint an associate professor or a tenure track assistant professor of Animal welfare and behaviour to the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences to commence as soon as possible. The position is permanent. Please state in the application which position you wish to apply for.

Information on the Department can be found at: https://ivh.ku.dk/.

Job description
The position advertised is in the field of animal welfare and behaviour. A broad knowledge of animal behaviour, animal welfare, both on farm welfare assessment and companion animal welfare, as well as ethics related to animal welfare are a merit.

The applicant will be working in the Ethology group at the section of Animal Welfare and Disease control. Apart from Ethology group, the section also contains an Epidemiology group and a Bioethics group. Many of the projects at the section are collaborations between the groups, and an interest and willingness to do collaborative work is essential, as well as having an ability to work interdisciplinary with other disciplines in a larger context. An associate professor is expected to attract funds and a proven ability to do so will be considered a merit.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching in the field of animal welfare and behaviour, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments
  • Attract funds
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
  • Ability to attract funding

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. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/

Required qualifications (associate professor)
Six overall criteria apply for associate 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. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Research-based teaching
The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Required qualifications (tenure track assistant professor)

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. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

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 demonstrate capacity for effective team work and to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information, please contact Head of Department Birgit Nørrung, birgit.noerrung@sund.ku.dk, https://sund.ku.dk/

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

Application (associate professor)
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)
Application (tenure track assistant professor)

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 external 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.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https://jobportal.ku.dk/.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, [Sunday, 21 February 2021.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held in the month of May 2021.

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  • Geografi:

    1870 Frederiksberg C

  • Oprettet:

    2021-01-11

  • Ansøgningsfrist:

    2021-02-21
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