Professor in biodiversity and conservation
|Workplace||Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark|
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Department of Ecoscience - Biodiversity and Conservation - Faculty: Technical Sciences
Deadline 11 Aug 23:59 CEST
Expected start 1 Jan
The Department of Ecoscience (ECOS), Aarhus University is seeking a professor to undertake research and consultancy within the field of biodiversity and conservation in Denmark Expected start date and duration of employment This is a permanent position starting from January 1st 2023 or as soon possible thereafter.
Research area The role of this position is to strengthen the research and consultancy activities within ECOS, particularly with regards to conservation, protection, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in Denmark.
ECOS gathers information about the state of and changes in biodiversity, and we examine how human activities and natural processes affect biodiversity. This position has a particular focus on the status of rare and declining habitats and species, as well as on how such status assessments should be carried out.
The successful candidate will be placed in the Section for Biodiversity and is expected to attract funding, design research projects, and take a lead in the dissemination of knowledge and strategic tools from the section in scientific publications, to decision makers (particularly via the Ministry of Environment) as well as to the wider public. Further, the applicant is expected to contribute to the supervision of PhDs, post docs and junior fellow researchers.
Qualifications The candidate should have an internationally strong research profile within biodiversity and community ecology and considerable experience with the management of large research projects preferably within temperate natural and human dominated terrestrial ecosystems.
It is a requirement of the position that the candidate has a solid background in the development of ecological theory and proven experience with design of monitoring programs, as well as in statistical analyses and processing of large datasets.
The candidate is expected to contribute to the science-policy interface by dissemination of knowledge and strategic priorities to decision makers and the public. We expect strong expertise in turning scientific empirical evidence into appropriate decision tools for conservation planning.
The candidate must be prepared to undertake interdisciplinary research teamwork and acquire independent research funding. Thus, we expect a track record of attracting substantial research funding.
Who we are:
The Department of Ecoscience is engaged in research programs, teaching curricula and advisory work covering the major biological subdisciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation biology. The Department holds a strong position in international biodiversity research and is a national leader in research-based consultancy and knowledge exchange on evidence-based and cost-effective conservation and management of biodiversity in Denmark. The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD candidates.
The successful candidate will work in a dynamic and internationally engaged scientific environment at the Section for Biodiversity (for more information see: ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fecos.au.dk%2Fen%2Fresearchconsultancy%2Fresearch-areas%2Fbiodiversity&module=jobs&id=2295442" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://ecos.au.dk/en/researchconsultancy/research-areas/biodiversity
What we offer The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of the Environment.
The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken in the department, and we welcome applicants from abroad. The Department has a strong work-life balance policy and seeks a good gender and age balance. Read more about the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at ?url=www.au.dk%2Fwork&module=jobs&id=2295442" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.au.dk/work.
Place of work and area of employment The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé, DK-8000, Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
For further information about the position, please contact Department Head Ole Hertel, (email: ohecos.au.dk ; tel: +45 3018 3114) or Head of Section Toke T. Høye (email: tthecos.au.dk ; tel.: + 45 8715 8892).
Ensuring gender balance at the Department of Ecoscience is a high priority at Aarhus University, and therefore, we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.
Application procedureShortlisting 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.
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In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2295442.
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