Associate Professorship in Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology - JRID39404

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July 31, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
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Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
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The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) announces the availability of an associate professorship in extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology at the Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK).

NBI constitutes the physics department in the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen with a faculty of ~ 65 professors and associate professors, ~100 PhD students and ~60 post docs.

DARK is a Research Centre of Excellence at the NBI.  It consists today of 11 senior scientists (including 5 permanent faculty), 30 post docs and PhD students, and a technical and administrative staff of 5. DARK's research focuses on the dark ages, dark matter, dark energy, black holes and cosmic dust. Details of the Centre's research areas can be found at

The Niels Bohr Institute seeks a candidate with a strong international research profile in extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology that will strengthen DARK's research. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to lead scientific research, including fund-raising and helping to identify, attract and inspire the best young researchers, as well as teach and supervise students.

The position is open from 1st October 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Duties may include the successful applicant's own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Niels Bohr Institute.

Enquiries about the position can be made to Head of NBI, Prof. John Renner Hansen, +45 35325292,, or Centre Director, Prof. Jens Hjorth, +45 35325928,

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. While negotiation for salary supplement is possible, the starting salary is currently up to DKK 435,516 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,473).

Applications must be in English, emailed as a single PDF file to (Subject line: applicant last name, 211-0319), and include in the following order:
*Curriculum vitae (with applicant's e-mail address & telephone number)
*Description (max. 5 pages) of current and proposed research including its relation to other research at the NBI and DARK
*Relevant documentation of teaching experience, such as, for example, teacher-training course work or other evaluation
*Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional references
*Complete publication list, with max. 5 papers particularly relevant to the application highlighted
*Reprints of the 5 particularly relevant papers (included, most recent first, in the single file)

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2011. Applications received thereafter will not be considered.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field. The teaching, managerial, out-reach, and innovative qualifications of applicants will also be considered. Assessment guidelines are available at Further information about the application process:
* Applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee
* Applicants must provide supplementary documentation if requested by the committee
* Applicants may be invited for an interview and/or requested to give a trial lecture
* Each applicant will receive that part of the assessment relating to him/herself
* Guidelines for applicants regarding information about pedagogic qualifications

Included Benefits: 

Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, 6+ weeks of vacation, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Family members also receive full medical care. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a high quality of life. English is widely spoken. Information for foreign employees at the University of Copenhagen: