Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for a position as professor in Animal welfare during critical life events from October 1, 2023, or soon thereafter.
With the professorship, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ANIVET) aims to strengthen research in understanding of the impact of critical life events on animal welfare and in the development of procedures that mitigate pain, stress, and fear during such challenges.
The research will focus on procedures during transportation, killing/slaughter as well as during other critical life events such as mutilation, injuries, and diseases. Novel methodologies to assess stress responses, pain, and fear will be important elements in the research profile.
The department seeks a candidate with a strong research profile within animal stress responses, behaviour, and pain with an application for assessing animal welfare during life events, where animal welfare is particularly challenged.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate strong research leadership, amongst other through attracting and managing external funding, supervision of PhD students as well as the ability to collaborate in an international and multidisciplinary environment with both researchers, industrial partners, and competent authorities.
This professorship will also play an important role in developing courses in animal welfare, which is one of the major core activities in the department as also reflected in the department’s new veterinary and animal science degree programmes that will be launched in 2024. The preferred candidate will therefore also possess a strong curriculum within teaching, supervision, and research-based public sector consultancy.
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 foundhere
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 unitBehaviour, stress and welfare .
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 work-life balance, and an open discussion across different fields of research.
Please refer toDepartment of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (au.dk)
for further information about the department, toBehaviour, stress and welfare
for information on the research unit and tohttps://tech.au.dk/en/
for information on the faculty of Technical Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.
Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of Department Charlotte Lauridsen, phone: +45 2443 9639, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Head of research unit Lene Juul Pedersen, phone: +45 5116 2822, email: email@example.com
Living in Denmark
Please visit the International staff website:https://internationalstaff.au.dk/prearrival/
for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her potential family.
Place of employment and place of work
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.
Formalities and salary range
Technical Sciences refers to theMinisterial 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 Taxation 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 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.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here .
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
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