Department of Geoscience

Professor in Hydrogeophysics (918681)

The Department of Geoscience Aarhus University, invites applications for a Professor position within the field of hydrogeophysics. We are looking for a leading researcher capable of developing the field and of teaching hydrogeophysics.

The intended starting date is January 1st 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful candidate must demonstrate an excellent record of scientific achievements, including strong record of publications, international cooperation, student supervision, teaching, and the ability to obtain significant external funding. The ideal candidate will combine research in hydrogeophysics with broad geoscience research and thus facilitate cross disciplinary cooperation. Experience with the frontiers of geoscience in the Arctic is an advantage as is collaboration with industry and government agencies.

The appointee must teach at all levels. A teaching portfolio including, if possible, student satisfaction metrics must be included in the application.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Head of Department Professor Søren Bom Nielsen, by e-mail or phone +45 2113 1499.

Department of Geoscience

The Department of Geoscience has strong research groups within several geoscience disciplines including geophysics, hydrology, petrology, geochemistry, basin analysis, Quaternary geology, surface processes, sedimentary geology, structural geology and climate studies.

Application procedure

Short-listing 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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.


All applications must be made online and received by: 31/8/2017

posted: 17 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.