The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for one or more positions as Tenure Track Assistant Professor as per 1 December 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position with a view to permanent employment as an associate professor.
We are looking for scientists with medical research background who sees opportunities in collaboration with the existing strong research groups at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital as well as abroad.
The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. All academic staff contribute to the teaching in the various teaching teams at the department. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in strong scientific basic research. The Department of Biomedicine prioritizes diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research and good teaching. You can read more about the department here: https://biomed.au.dk/ and about the faculty here: https://health.au.dk/
Your job responsibilities
We offer an attractive career opportunity for promising and talented teachers and researchers from around the world. The position is a career development position with the possibility of transition to a tenured associate professorship. We will work together with you to develop your research talent through supervision, professional networks and pedagogical upgrading.
As Tenure Track Assistant Professor your primary tasks will be research and research-based teaching. You will teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, and you will contribute to the development of the department through research of the highest international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues.
Your main tasks will consist of:
- Independent research of the highest international quality, including publication.
- Teaching, guidance and examination of Bachelor’s and Master's degree students, as well as possible supervision of PhD students.
- Attracting external research funding.
- The opportunity to collaborate with relevant national and international research environments.
An attractive start package can be negotiated.
You will report to the Head of Department of Biomedicine.
You have independent research-related qualifications at a high international level. You are a clear communicator and you have some degree of experience of supervision and teaching at Bachelor’s and Master's degree level and potential of becoming a successful group leader. Completed pedagogical courses in supervision or similar will be a plus, as will experience with the establishment of PhD courses and external research collaborations. You have completed one or more productive stays at a university abroad.
As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment.
We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English. International applicants are expected to learn Danish as most teaching at the department is conducted in Danish. Aarhus University arranges Danish teaching.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position, you must meet these academic criteria: http://health.au.dk/en/about-health/vacant-positions/recruitment-procedures-at-health/Criteria_for_appointment_-_assistant_professor_or_tenure_track_assistant_professor
Shortlisting will be used.
Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of the Department of Biomedicine Thomas G. Jensen tel.: (+45) 2778 2805.
We expect to conduct interviews 13-15 September 2023.
The tenure track position starts out with appointment as assistant professor with a view to permanent employment as an associated professor.
Permanent tenure as an associate professor is conditional upon you being assessed as qualified as such no later than 6 months before the expected transition to associate professor at the latest. In order to be assessed as qualified for an associate professor position, you must meet these academic criteria.
You will be appointed a supervisor by Head of Department and evaluation meetings will take place at least every half year.
Required qualifications - Assessment as assistant professor
Appointment as assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
For an applicant to qualify for a tenure track position, these academic criteria must be met in addition to the requirements described in the job advertisement.
Terms of employment
- Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities: https://international.au.dk/fileadmin/Bekendtgoerelse_nr__242_af_a3__MARTS_2012_-_ENGELSK_UDGAVE.pdf
- The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne): https://international.au.dk/fileadmin/Bekendtgoerelse_nr__242_af_a3__MARTS_2012_-_ENGELSK_UDGAVE.pdf
- Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
- The yearly base salary for a fulltime assistant professor is between DKK 465,475.74 and DKK 517.872,14 depending on the years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. Authorisation supplement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.
- Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate: https://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/payroll/taxation-of-researchers/taxation-aspects-of-international-researchers-employment-by-au/
- Travel and moving expenses may be covered according to the employee in question and, to a limited extent, the accompanying family.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities: https://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/www.medarbejdere.au.dk/hr/Rekruttering/Onboarding/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf
Your application must include the following:
- Motivated application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Template for applicant - assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor: https://health.au.dk/fileadmin/www.health.au.dk/Om_Health_Ekstern/Ledige_stillinger/Ansaettelsesprocedurer/Word/Template-for-applicant-assistant-or-tenure-track-assistant-professor.docx
- A list of publications
- A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios: https://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/recruitmentandonboarding/employment/academic-staff/teaching-portfolios/
- A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted
- Strategic research plan, which is part of the 'Template to applicant - assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor' can be uploaded separately (optional)
- Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
- References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system (optional)
We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants: https://health.au.dk/fileadmin/www.health.au.dk/Om_Health_Ekstern/Ledige_stillinger/Ansaettelsesprocedurer/PDF/Guidelines-for-applicants-to-academic-positions.pdf
The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.
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.
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.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://health.au.dk/en/research/become-a-researcher-at-health/. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researcher-development-programme/
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
15 March 2023