Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for a position as professor in Sustainable pig production from 1 September 2023 or soon thereafter.
With the professorship in Sustainable pig production, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ANIVET) dedicates itself to the important agenda of developing a future sustainable and economically viable pig production with low environmental and climate impact.
The responsibilities will include research, supervision and teaching, as well as service to the authorities within monogastric animal nutrition, with particular focus on pigs. The aim of the state-of-the-art research includes e.g. studies in feed evaluation, optimal feeding, as well as nutrition and production efficiency in pigs. To achieve higher productivity and sustainability, as well as better health and welfare within pig production, the research should focus on optimization of feeding and nutrient supply, but also on development of alternative feedstuffs to mitigate environmental influence and climate changes.
A specific task will also be to develop nutrition of production insects as a new research field within the department.
The professor will be responsible for attracting external funding, collaboration and knowledge exchange with industry and society, participate in providing research-based consultancy to authorities and be responsible for teaching and supervising students at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, as well as young researchers and technical staff.
Who we are
The mission of ANIVET is to perform basic, strategic as well as applied research and innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIVET’s teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry. The successful applicant will be placed in the research unit Monogastric Nutrition.
What we offer
A well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment and animal experimental facilities
An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism and close collaboration and networking activities
A workplace characterized by equality and a good worklife balance, and an open discussion across different fields of research.
Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of Department Charlotte Lauridsen, phone: +45 2443 9639, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deputy Head of Department Henrik Callesen , phone: +45 2080 3435, email: Henrik.email@example.com
The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), and the place of work is the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele.
Shortlisting 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.
Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
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.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/
Qualifications for a full professor level at Aarhus University include a very strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration as well as teaching and supervision experience. The specific criteria for evaluating candidates can be found here.
Membership is open to individuals, organizations, or firms interested in research and application, instruction, or extension in animal science
or associated with the production, processing, marketing, or distribution of livestock and livestock products.