(211-0097/19-2E) Associate Professor in Extragalactic Astrophysics


Associate Professor in Extragalactic Astrophysics 

Niels Bohr Institute 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 


The Niels Bohr Institute invites applications for an Associate Professorship in Extragalactic Astrophysics. The Associate Professor will join the institute’s newly founded Cosmic Dawn Centre of Excellence (DAWN). The center is dedicated to understanding how and when the first galaxies formed.

The associate professor will play a central role in further developing astrophysics at the NBI, and in DAWN’s core research program in the area of discovering and characterizing the earliest galaxies in the Universe.

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding research profile in observational extragalactic astrophysics, will have done seminal work in the field, and who will as well have substantial international working experience and collaboration.

We seek a candidate who also has an enthusiastic attitude towards teaching and outreach, who can help develop the future curriculum in astrophysics at the institute, and who enjoys mentoring and supervising our talented students at all levels. A statement about teaching philosophy (teaching portfolio) must be included in the application, as well as documented teaching and mentoring experience.

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 http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. For more information on DAWNs research program please see https://dawn.nbi.ku.dk. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of DAWN, Sune Toft (sune@nbi.ku.dk, cell phone: +45 61680930), and Head of the Niels Bohr Institute, Jan W. Thomsen (jwt@nbi.ku.dk, cell phone: +45 51680410).

The position is open from 1 January 2020 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.

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

For Assoc. Professor – up to DKK 473.749 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 81.011)

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

- Curriculum vitae including information about external funding

- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

- 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 5 October 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 11 December 2019.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0097/19-2E.



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Ansøgningsfrist: 05-10-2019
Ansættelsesdato: 01-01-2020
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Niels Bohr Institute

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