157138 Senior Researcher of Zooarchaeology

Updated: 17 days ago
Deadline: 11 Sep 2022

Globe Institute
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a senior researcher to the Globe Institute, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences to commence as soon as possible.

Information on the Globe Institute can be found at: https://sund.ku.dk/ . 

Job description
The position includes working as a zooarchaeologist for the ArchaeoScience Unit, which advises and carries out scientific analysis for the archaeological museums in Denmark. Furthermore, the position include a research component on Danish and Greenlandic zooarchaeology. Consequently, the right applicant has a strong track-record in the analysis and publication of faunal remains, including fish and bird remains. The applicant also has the ability to carry out research and contribute to published and unpublished reports on materials from Denmark and Greenland. The person appointed to the position will partly analyse various faunal remains from excavations connected with contract archaeology as well as analysis for various research projects. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continue the work of the ArchaeoScience Unit, as well as develop a personal research profile.

You will be expected to contribute to and participate with your own ongoing research projects.

The senior researcher’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Zooarchaeological analysis and written reporting on those results
  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications and skills
Six overall criteria apply for associate 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. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit .

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • You have a PhD in Archaeology/Zooarchaeology or related
  • You have documented research experience in Zooarchaeological analysis at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • You have experience with fauna from Denmark and Greenland
  • You have documented experience with research-based teaching
  • You have teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Good English skills, written and spoken
  • Fluent Danish skills, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills

  • Knowledge of carrying out scientific analysis on archaeological materials according to the guidelines of the Danish Ministry of Culture (Museumsloven, Chapter 8)
  • A strong track-record in the analysis and publication of faunal remains.

The senior researcher is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
The position is permanent.

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information, please contact Professor Kurt Kjær, kurtk@sund.ku.dk ,+45 30 58 97 30, https://globe.ku.dk/ .

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for the position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (2-3 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio )

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https://jobportal.ku.dk/ .

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 11 September 2022.

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.

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