Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
The Niels Bohr Institute invites applications for a professorship with special responsibilities (MSO) in theoretical astrophysics at the Section of Astrophysics and Planetary Science. Following an agreement between the leadership of the Niels Bohr Institute and the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the position will physically be placed at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Centre for Star and Planet Formation and is expected to be in close connection with the research done at the Centre.
The Centre for Star and Planet Formation is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Section of Earth and Planetary Systems Science, Natural History Museum of Denmark. Research at the Centre is focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines astronomy, astrophysics and cosmochemistry.
Candidates are expected to have demonstrated the ability to successfully lead a research team, including the supervision of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, as well as a proven track record of securing significant external funds as principal investigator. A strong publication record that includes a number of groundbreaking contributions published in top tier journals in their respective fields is a prerequisite. Moreover, the candidates are expected to have teaching experience commensurate to their career stage.
We seek an individual with a strong background in theoretical astrophysics, including subject areas related to astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, and in particular transport processes in accretion discs and the interstellar medium. The successful candidate will strengthen and expand the profile of these subject areas at the Centre, which include numerical and observational efforts for understanding the formation and evolution of stellar and planetary systems.
Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.
Duties include the 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, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.
Further information on the Department is linked at www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Robert Feidenhans'l (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of Department the Niels Bohr Institute or Prof. Martin Bizzarro (email@example.com), Head of the Centre for Star and Planet Formation.
The position is open from 1 December 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
The professorship is a category where the appointment is limited to an 8-year period. On the expiry of the professorship period, the appointee is ensured employment and remuneration as an associate professor.
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.
Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 582,296 including annual supplement (+pension up to DKK 99,573)
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically
- Curriculum vitae (including funding ID)
- Research plan – description of current and future research plans
- Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
- Complete publication list
- Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
The deadline for applications is 31 August 2014.
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 13 November 2014.
Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0272.