Department of Geography and Geology
Faculty of Science
Assistant Professor in Groundwater Geochemistry
A position as Assistant Professor in Groundwater Geochemistry is open at the Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen with August 1, 2012 as the preferred starting date.
The position is affiliated to the Water Resources Research Group at the department, which presently consists of three faculty members representing areas of hydrology, hydrogeology, and hydro geophysics; for more information, see www.geo.ku.dkwater. The position is therefore intended to expand and complement research and teaching within the group. The group has an extensive collaboration with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the position is expected to continue this tradition.
Job description: The new position will focus on integrating quantitative geochemistry and the use of stable isotopes in groundwater research specifically how to use physical and geochemical tracers to; (i) understand fluxes across hydrological domains (vadose zone, groundwater, surface water), (ii) support and develop groundwater flow and transport models, and (iii) solve relevant groundwater quality problems in different environments. The research involves field investigations in combination with reactive transport modelling.
The position involves teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels in the broad fields of groundwater geochemistry and hydrogeology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a new course in groundwater geochemistry that matches the current curriculum in water resources.
Qualifications: The department is seeking a candidate with documented experience in research at an international level within the interdisciplinary area of groundwater and geochemistry. The successful candidate will have a background in geochemistry and hydrogeology and research experience in the application of geochemical theory, methods and models of relevance to hydrogeology and water resources.
A track record in research and teaching as well as collaboration with leading international research groups within the subject area is a qualification.
The position is open from August, 1st 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Information about the Department can be found at www.geo.ku.dk. Inquiries concerning the position can be made to Associate Professor Peter Engesgaard, Department of Geography and Geology, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 København K, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 3532 2464.
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 (www.perst.dk/~/media/Circular/2008/061-08-pdf.ashx). While negotiation for salary supplement is possible, the starting salary is currently up to DKK 396,852 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 67,861).
Applications must be in English and should be sent as a single pdf-file by using the link below. Applications should include following information:
- o Curriculum vitae (with applicant´s e-mail address & telephone number).
- o Description (max. 5 pages) of past and current research.
- o Documentation of teaching experience and other qualifications.
- o Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of at least two professional references.
- o Complete publication list indicating max. five papers particularly relevant to the application.
- o Reprints of the 5 particularly relevant papers (included, most recent first, in the single file).
Only material in English will be assessed.
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 15 May 2012. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.
Appointment to this position is for now limited to a 3-year fixed-term period, during which the assistant professor must attend a course in pedagogy (adjunkt pædagogikum) or provide evidence of similar qualifications. The goal is to achieve funding conditions that will allow the hiring of an associate professor after the three-year period. Provided the necessary funding, a permanent position as associate professor will then be posted, for which the assistant professor can apply on an equal footing with other applicants