Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor in Physical Geography/Ecosystem Modelling
A position in climatology within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis group of physical geography is available from Department of Geography and Geology.
The research group focusses on quantifying cycling of water, carbon and nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems and exchange processes between atmosphere, surface and soil. Our current research profile deals with dynamic processes in both natural and anthropogenic systems. The Arctic perspective is currently our main focus but research has been undertaken across the globe from tropical, Danish, Arctic to Antarctic systems over the last decade.
The ideal profile for the position will be able to cover the topics of scaling of fluxes of water, carbon and energy from observational data at plot scale to region using ecosystem modelling and down scaling from satellite or grid data. A capacity to work across different geographical latitudes and link surface process understanding to landscape elements is considered an asset.
The successful candidates will have responsibility for courses in basic climatology and ecosystem modelling and participate in the teaching of bachelor and master courses within topics of earth system science, surface water and energy cycle and basic surface climatology. Ability to attract students at master and PhD level is considered an essential part of being a successful associated professor at the department.
A strong scientific track record in flux observation/modelling or surface water balance, with the ability to attract funding is essential.
For further information, please contact Professor Bo Elberling (firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. +45 35 32 25 20).
Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (perst.dk/Service%20Menu/Love%20regler%20og%20aftaler/Circular/2012/~/media/Circular/2012/013-12.ashx). While negotiation for salary supplement is possible, the starting salary is currently up to DKK441,149 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK75,437).
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The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is September 16, 2012. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0373.
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field. The teaching, managerial, out-reach, and innovative qualifications of applicants will also be considered.