The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified
applicants to apply for a professorship in the area of management of animal welfare related production diseases in livestock herds.
The position is available from 1 September 2021 or soon thereafter.
The professor’s main activity will be to conduct and develop research, as well as research-based supervision/teaching and to contribute as an expert consultant to the Danish authorities. Internationally excellent applicants have the opportunity to achieve a competitive starting grant to boost the building of their research team.
The main focus in the position is on:
- Development of methods for herd health and welfare management with special focus on animal-welfare-related production diseases in livestock production systems.
- Development of methods to prevent and handle welfare-related production diseases in livestock production with special emphasis on dairy cattle herds.
- Identification of causes of production diseases and their effects on animal welfare.
- Development of welfare indicators based on clinical measures and registration of data regarding production diseases for assessing animal welfare in livestock herds.
The professor will have to rise external funding, participate in providing research-based consultancy to authorities, participate in knowledge exchange with society and industry, be responsible for teaching and supervising students at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels as well as young researchers and technical staff.
Qualifications Qualifications for a full professor level at Aarhus University include, for example, 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. Criteria for evaluating candidates can be found .
Department of Animal Science (ANIS) The mission of ANIS is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and innovation
within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The research activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and
collaboration with business and industry. The successful applicant will be placed in the research unit Welfare.
Please refer to for further information on The Department of
Animal Science, for information on the research unit and and for information on
Faculty of Technical Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.
Further information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Klaus
Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 29630094, email: and Head of research unit Jan T. Sørensen, phone +45 8715 7923, email:
Living in Denmark Please visit the International Centre website ( )
for information on arriving and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her
Place of work and area of employment The place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is
Aarhus University with related departments. Teaching activities are primarily conducted
at AU Campus, 8000 Aarhus.
Application procedure 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 Formalities and salary range Technical Sciences refers to the .
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
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. 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.
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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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