The assistant professor position is an independent position focused on areas of interest to the Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK).
Outstanding candidates in all subfields of observational and theoretical astronomy and astrophysics will be considered. We are especially seeking applications from candidates with research interests in high energy and transient astrophysics. The Niels Bohr Institute has recently appointed Niels Bohr Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz to significantly strengthen the institute’s activities in this area.
Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK's areas of research include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust.
The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.
The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. The candidate is expected to have some teaching experience, e.g., as a teacher in PhD courses and co-supervision of MSc and/or PhD students. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The University of Copenhagen is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
The position is open from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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