Tenure Track Assistant Professor(s) at the Department of Biomedicine

Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University
Aarhus C, Aarhus (DK)
Oct 02, 2019
Oct 31, 2019
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University  invites applications for one or more positions as Tenure Track Assistant  Professor as per 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The  position is a fixed-term full-time position with possibility of becoming  tenured.

We offer a vibrant international research environment  where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings  and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a  range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the  Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology  and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical  chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern  laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the  brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of  modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Your job responsibilities
We  offer an attractive career opportunity for promising and talented  researchers from around the world. The position is a career development  position with the possibility of transition to a tenured associate  professorship. We will work together with you to develop your research  talent through supervision, professional networks and pedagogical  upgrading.

As Tenure Track Assistant Professor your primary tasks  will be research and research-based teaching. You will teach and  supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will  contribute to the development of the department through research of the  highest international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely  with both Danish and international colleagues.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of the highest international quality, including publication.
  • Teaching, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students, as well as possible supervision of PhD students.
  • Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with relevant national and international research environments.

We offer an attractive start package.

You will report to the Head of Department Biomedicine.

Your competences
You  have independent research-related qualifications at a high  international level. You are a clear communicator and you have some  degree of experience of supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and  Master's degree level and potential of becoming a successful group  leader. Completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar will be a  plus, as will experience with the establishment of PhD courses and  external research collaborations. You have completed one or more  productive stays at a university abroad. We are looking for scientists  who sees opportunities in collaboration with the existing strong  research groups at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital as  well as abroad.

As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment.

We  expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International  applicants are expected to learn Danish, and Aarhus University arranges  Danish teaching.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Biomedicine Thomas G. Jensen tel.: (+45) 2778 2805.

We expect to conduct interviews 13-15 May 2020.The process

The tenure track starts out with appointment as assistant professor with a view to permanent employment as associated professor.
Permanent  tenure as an associate professor is conditional upon you being assessed  as qualified as such no later than 6 months before the end of the fifth  year of employment at the latest.

You will be appointed a supervisor by Head of Department and evaluation meetings will take place at least every half year.

Required qualifications - Assessment as assistant professor
Appointment as assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
For an applicant to qualify for a tenure track position, these criteria must be met in addition to the requirements described in the job advertisement.

Terms of employment

Your application must include the following:

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The  assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in  its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit  material, unless your application is withdrawn.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

International applicant?
Aarhus  University offers a broad variety of services for international  researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and  career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about  entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

31 October 2019


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

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/