Tenure track Assistant Professor Isotope geology

Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

We seek a new colleague with expertise in using traditional radiogenic isotopes and non-traditional heavy stable isotopes to address geoscientific questions and for tracing and provenancing of archaeological materials. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an international research portfolio and attract research funds within their area of expertise, and to collaborate with partners both within and outside of the institute. The candidate will also be expected to develop a teaching programme at both an introductory bachelor level and at more advanced levels. We expect the candidate to be able to teach in Danish after ca. 5 years. The geology section has a long tradition of teaching and research in petrology and geochemistry and has access to analytical facilities including electron microprobe, powder-XRD, micro-XRF, TIMS, ICP-OES and LA-ICPMS. It will thus be an advantage if the candidate already has experience with these instruments and can apply them in their research. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to the running, maintenance and development of some of these facilities.

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 isotope geochemistry. 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.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5a_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Assistant_professors.pdf.

The position is open from 1 March 2024 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/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Vivian Kvist Johannsen (vkj@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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The tenure-track programme
The tenure-track programme is a career programme and an assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.

After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the criteria for appointment of associate professors at the University of Copenhagen.

The application including all attachments must be in English and 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

  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- 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 26 October 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 will be held on 26 January 2024.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0347/23-2A.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

posted: 26 September 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.