Faculty of Science
Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Petrological
Earth Processes (211-0449)


We seek a scientist with considerable field experience from either volcanic or metamorphic terranes and with insight into current analytical methods for mineralogical, elemental and radiogenic isotope analysis of rocks for tracing and geochronological purposes. We expect the candidate to also combine field observations with petrographic, geochemical and isotope methods to address geological problems related either to the composition and temperature of the mantle sources for magma and the interaction between the major mantle and crustal reservoirs of the Earth and/or with the application of modern petrographic, geochemical and geochronological methods to constrain uplift, cooling and deformational histories in, for example, pressure-temperature-time scenarios. The ideal candidate is expected to establish a research platform in igneous and/or metamorphic geology in particular. The candidate should continue our strong tradition for investigating the mineralogy and trace element and isotope geochemistry and petrology of magmatic/volcanic rocks at the department and ideally complement this with respective facets of metamorphic and/or economic geology.

The tenure track assistant professor's duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within the field of petrological earth systems. The candidate should be qualified to contribute to and further develop teaching in the geology study program at all levels, including BSc- and MSc-level metamorphic/igneous geology and potentially economic and structural geology. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.

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 candidate should be able to attract external national or international research funding.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. Out-reach qualifications of applicants including the ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

During your employment as tenure track assistant professor, you must participate in the formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors at the Faculty of Science in order to qualify for a permanent position.

Your performance will be evaluated after no more than six years of employment and, if the 'final appraisal' is positive, you will be employed as associate professor. The position is open from 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management is part of the Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen. The department conducts research and teaching within geology, geography and geoinformatics, forest, nature and biomass, and landscape architecture and planning. The geology section is organized in four research groups: basin studies, geophysics, geochemical, mineralogical and petrological earth sciences, and water resources. Through encouraged mutual collaboration among the research groups and with partners of Geocenter Denmark, the candidate will profit from access to a multitude of expert knowledge and other laboratories and will have the possibility for expanding into other cross-disciplinary research fields.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Robert Frei, robertf@ign.ku.dk.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 408,730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,893).

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including:
    • Please describe and document international network and relations
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark
    • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans, societal impacts
  • If relevant description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications according to university guidelines - please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 5 December 2016, 23:59 GMT+1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 13 March 2017.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0449.

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