Showing posts with label Faculty Positions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Faculty Positions. Show all posts

Friday, June 11, 2021

Associate professor in Marine Biology/Biodiversity

 


There is a vacancy for an associate professor at Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) University of Bergen (UiB), within the field Marine Biodiversity, affiliated with the Fisheries and marine biology (FMB) group.


About the Department

The Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) is a diverse and broad department that is heavily involved in topics such as the origin of life, effects of climate and global changes, fisheries, aquaculture, fish health, nutrition, Arctic areas, and global development and sustainability related research. About 2/3 of the scientific staff work with marine issues. BIO conducts education and research from organismal to population and ecosystem level within theoretical, experimental, and field-related topics and offers an exciting and out-reaching education and research environment within a broad field, with excellent opportunities for national and international interaction and collaboration.


Through co-location and collaborating research groups, the research at BIO is closely integrated with biological research at the University Museum in Bergen, Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), and Institute of Marine Research (IMR). BIO is located in new and modern facilities at Marineholmen, near the city centre of Bergen. BIO has extensive experimental facilities at the Espegrend marine biological station, and access to unique habitats by use of research vessels and accompanying equipment and instrumentation through extended collaboration with IMR. Bergen represents one of the world's largest research clusters for marine research, which is reflected in the vision of UiB: "Sea, Life and Society." BIO aims to remain a leading research institute in marine biology both nationally and internationally.


The department's education covers a wide range of biological disciplines and is offered through two bachelor’s programmes, two master's programmes, two integrated five-year master’s programmes (Aquaculture medicine and Seafood and aquaculture) and teacher education, in addition to doctoral education. BIO has a Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU) bioCEED and thus a particular focus on developing quality in teaching and learning. BIO has recently joined an interdisciplinary Master’s programme initiative in Sustainability at UiB.



BIO was established January 2018 by merging the Department of Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology. The department is the largest of seven at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and currently has approximately 300 employees, among them more than 60 professors or associate professors, around 80 PhD and Postdoctoral candidates and 70 technical/administrative employees.


Research field

The marine biodiversity of the oceans and fjords hold unlimited potential for both basic and applied research. In recent years, advances in modern molecular biology and next generation sequencing (NGS) have generated genomic approaches, which have created new opportunities, such as phylo-genomics, meta-genomics and eDNA. These new research areas have made it possible to shed light on the overwhelming and largely unknown biodiversity of the oceans. In combination with large facilities such as ocean-going research vessels, Remote Operational Vehicles (ROV´s), and classical collection equipment, “Marine Biodiversity” has become a research area conducting highly sophisticated and scientifically groundbreaking studies.


Based on the need for modern biodiversity research and the possibilities provided by utilizing BIO’s and collaborating institution’s extensive marine biological research infrastructure, BIO will fill a position as associated professor in Marine Biodiversity.

We are looking for a scientist in marine biodiversity with in-depth specialization in at least one of the following research fields:


Deep Sea biology

Marine community ecology

Faunistic/biodiversity analysis

Population genetics/genomics

Bioinformatics

Phylogenetic inference/phylo-genomics/biosystematics

High-level competence in more of the fields is considered an advantage. It is also an advantage if the candidate can demonstrate special knowledge about one or more marine invertebrate phyla.


Work tasks

In addition to conducting research and strengthening BIO’s research environment on the above-mentioned areas within marine biodiversity, the tasks will include coordinating BIO’s contribution to the new master program in sustainability at UiB. This interdisciplinary two-year program includes teachers from theory of science, geography, law, psychology, biology, climate science, and energy. The successful applicant will become the contact point both towards the other UiB-faculties participating in the teaching as well as the students. Further, the tasks will include coordinating the MSc-thesis supervision arrangements of the students in the “Marine sustainability” specialization.


The teaching duties also include teaching in the general field of marine biology, for example in the fields of basic organismal biology, marine faunistics, biodiversity, community ecology, as well as supervision of students at both the master and doctoral level. Pedagogic qualifications and previous teaching experience will be emphasized, and applicants should briefly outline their plans and philosophies related to teaching in this field. Applicants should be motivated to teach at all levels, from bachelor to PhD level.


UiB offers access to extensive experimental facilities at a marine biological station and access to unique habitats by use of research vessels and accompanying equipment and instrumentation. We encourage the applicants to outline how they plan to make use of these infrastructures in their research and teaching.


Qualifications and personal qualities

We are looking for a person with collaborative skills and team spirit that has ambitions of taking a lead in the field at the department. The successful applicant must fulfil the following criteria which will also be used for ranking the candidates:


Applicants must have a doctoral degree, or equivalent qualifications, within the field of biology.

Applicants must have in-depth knowledge of marine biodiversity, directed towards at least one of the research fields listed above.

Applicants must be able to document knowledge and research experience with practical, experimental and/or analytical methods in field-based marine biology.

Applicants must have significant contributions in relevant publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Applicants must be able to work independently and have strong collaborative skills.

Applicants must be able to contribute to research teams both as leader and as participant.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to externally financed research activities and should document the ability to acquire external research funding.


Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates. Since we are interested in attracting scientific staff that are on an upward trajectory in their career, emphasis will be given to the track-record achieved during the last five years of the applicant`s career when ranking applicants, excluding career breaks due to for example parental leave, sickness or other reasons. Ranking of candidates will partly take into consideration the need to fill open gaps in the department’s competence towards teaching and research.


Educational competence requirements

Applicants must document qualifications and experience in teaching and supervision of students. Such documentation can include:


proof of completed teaching training

evaluation reports of the applicant's teaching practice

overview of scope and level of teaching

overview of supervision of postgraduate and doctoral candidates, and results obtained

teaching awards received

own educational publications

own compendia and teaching material, reports showing participation in projects related to curriculum development and educational development, such as alternative learning or supervision methods or environments

Educational competence must be documented in an educational portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level. You will find more detailed information about criteria and documentation requirements for assessing educational competence here.


The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

Basic teaching training is a desirable, but a successful applicant who does not have formal competence at the time of appointment will be offered training and will be required to document such training within one year of the date of appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for a successful applicant who does not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment.


University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.


We can offer

Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment

Salary at pay grade 68–74 (code 1011/Pay range 24, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 618 600- 694 400 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.

Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Good welfare benefits

Associate professors have the opportunity to apply for personal promotion to a full professorship. For further information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/119901/personal-promotion-professor


Your application must include

CV

diplomas, references

complete list of publications

a summary (2-3 pages) of the most important results in you research, your research goals, an outline of how research facilities available at BIO can be used in your research

a summary (1-2 pages) of your teaching philosophy, methods and future plans for pedagogic development in the position

list with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications

list of 10 academic work that the applicant believes to be particularly relevant for the position, including information about where this work was published

the names of three referees, where at least one is familiar with your tutorial skills

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge. Applications sent to individuals per email will not be considered.


General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, Professor Ørjan Totland (Orjan.Totland@uib.no phone: +47 47758058) or FMB Group leader Professor Arild Folkvord (Arild.Folkvord@uib.no phone: +47 55 58 44 56)


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.


Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Pro­fessor in Phar­ma­ceut­ical Technology (fixed term)

 

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Faculty of Pharmacy ranked #44 in the world in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021. It is located at Viikki Campus in Helsinki and provides good access to local and national research infrastructures including biobanks. It has about 200 employees, out of which 15 professors, and about 800 undergraduate and 160 postgraduate students with well-organized doctoral school programs.

The Faculty of Pharmacy invites applications for the position of a

PROFESSOR IN PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

The position is fixed term until the end of September 2022. The starting would be preferably in October 2021.

Pharmaceutical technology involves the formulative and manufacturing aspects of final dosage forms of drugs. Pharmaceutical technology is closely related to physical pharmacy, material science, process engineering and different measurement technologies in those areas.

The main responsibilities of the appointee are to act as a group leader of pharmaceutical technology projects related to pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and drug dosage form design and to conduct independent and collaborative research in this research area.

In addition to scientific research the appointee will act as the responsible person of teaching in pharmaceutical technology having the overview of the pharmaceutical technology discipline involving both undergraduate (Bachelor and Master in Pharmacy) and postgraduate education. The teaching of the appointee has its main focus on pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, excipients and the regulatory demands of dosage forms and the scientific phenomena behind these aspects.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

According to the Universities Act, a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide teaching based on it, follow developments in science and participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in the field.

An appointee to a full professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, as well as the ability to provide top-level research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations. In addition, the appointee shall present documentation of international cooperation in the field of research that he or she represents. Holders of professorships shall also have the skills necessary for serving as an academic leader.

According to the regulations of the University of Helsinki, when assessing the applicant’s qualifications, attention will be paid to both scholarly and teaching qualifications. Scholarly qualifications include scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience as well as international elected positions. When considering the teaching qualifications, attention will be focused on teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as participation in doctoral education. The applicant’s leadership and interaction skills as well as activity in the scientific community will also be taken into account.

When considering applicants’ qualifications, attention will be paid to:
• knowledge of pharmaceutical dosage forms and their manufacturing processes and excipients
• applicant’s expertise and experience in the research and teaching field
• scientific publications in the field of the position
• experience in successfully leading research projects
• success in obtaining external research funding
• experience in teaching and supervision of students, as well as other teaching merits
• international research experience/collaboration, other international experience and positions of trust

The appointee must have good English skills. To successfully attend the duties of the position, it’s preferable if the appointee is able to communicate well also in Finnish.

Monthly gross salary will be about 5 300–7 000 euros depending on the applicant’s merits. Read more about the employee benefits at the University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

APPLICATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Application must include an academic portfolio (in English). It should specifically include
• applicant’s CV (either as an appendix or information included in the portfolio)
• full publication list
• scientific activity including acquired research funding
• report on the experience and merits related to the assessment of teaching skills

For more information, please see and take into account in your academic portfolio:
• More information on the report related to teaching skills: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-pharmacy/faculty/jobs-and-vacancie....
• A general example of the structure of an academic portfolio, can also be structured differently: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers/open-positions/academic-port...

Please submit your application, with the academic portfolio as a single pdf file, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the button Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal. Only the mandatory fields (*) of the recruitment system including the Academic Merits questionnaire and where you found about this job opportunity may be filled in. The closing date for applications is August 22, 2021 (23:59 EEST).

Further information (please note that July is a typical holiday month in Finland):
• About the position and the operational environment: Faculty of Pharmacy, professor Anne Juppo, anne.juppo(at)helsinki.fi
• About the recruitment process and academic portfolio, assessment of teaching skills and technical support: HR Specialist Heidi Kauppinen, heidi.m.kauppinen(at)helsinki.fi, +358504155341
• Faculty of Pharmacy: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-pharmacy
• Viikki Campus: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/viikki-campus
• University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers

Due date

22.08.2021 23:59 EEST

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Lecturer / Senior Lecturer


Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Companion Animal Clinical Sciences – Radiology Unit, invites applications for a full-time, permanent position as large animal diagnostic imaging lecturer / senior lecturer.


The successful candidate will join a team currently comprised of 2 ECVDI/ACVR diplomates, and 5 dedicated radiographers/nurses. Facilities include state-of-the art imaging modalities including digital radiography, ultrasonography, low-field 0.27T MRI, high-field 3T MRI, multislice CT (including standing option) and scintigraphy


Main tasks

Main work responsibilities comprehend equine diagnostic imaging within all on site modalities

Teaching of undergraduate students

Supervision of postgraduates and residents

Research activities

Management

For further information, please contact Head of Radiology Unit, Hege Kippenes Skogmo. E-mail: hege.kippenes.skogmo@nmbu.no


Park campus med bygning

Competence

Required academic qualifications, knowledge and skills:


Degree in veterinary medicine and license to practice veterinary medicine in Norway. A successful canditate lakcing licence to practice in Norway will begiven time to aquire this before entering the position.

Equine clinical and diagnostic imaging expertise.

Good language skills both orally and in writing in English.

Documented educational competence using a “teaching portfolio” with a description of:

Pedagogical qualifications, completed a program of at least 200 hours and pedagogical experience

Teaching-, pedagogical- and tutoring experience

Basic teaching skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision.

Those who do not meet the educational requirements for employment at the time of hiring shall be required to meet them within two years of employment.


Desired qualifications:


Teaching experience at university level.

Research experience.

Proficiency in a Scandinavian language.

Personal skills required:


Motivation for teaching.

Good collaboration and communication skills.

Positive attitude, responsible and solution-oriented attitude.

Personal suitability will be given weight.


Required qualifications for employment as Senior Lecturer:


Diplomate status of ECVDI/ACVR, preference «large animal track».

Desired qualifications for employment as Lecturer:


Completed ECVDI/ACVR-approved large animal track residency and board eligible in 2022.

Or experienced equine clinicians with board certification within another specialty and a strong interest in diagnostic imaging could also be considered.

Remuneration and further information

Depending on qualification, the position is placed in government pay scale position code:


1198 Senior Lecturer, wage framework 24, salary grade 61–77 (NOK 553.500 –752.800). Promotion by seniority

1009 Lecturer, wage framework 25, salary grade 51-71 (NOK 468.300 – 665.700). Promotion by seniority.

If candidates of current interest have completed ECVDI/ACVR approved residency and are authorized to sit the final exam in 2022 and lack of diplomate applicants, a 3 year temporary engagement may be established (jf. Universitets- og høgskolelovens § 6-5,1.). Permanent position application including evaluation must be performed within 3 years. The position will become permanent if the candidate is qualified as ECVDI/ACVR diplomate.


For further information, please contact head of radiologi unit Hege Kippenes Skogmo. E-mail: hege.kippenes.skogmo@nmbu.no


Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.


General Information to applicants


Veterinærer

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To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Application deadline:  02.07.2021


Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.


Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory. See NMBU's guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as associate professor.


Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within application deadline. Please quote reference number 21/02906


About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at NMBU is the country's only veterinary professional education and provide expertise in veterinary medicine and veterinary public health. The Faculty educates veterinarians, animal nurses and doctoral students in Veterinary Science and researches in veterinary medicine and related biomedical fields. We have 500 students and 430 employees.


The faculty consists of the departments of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Medicine and Sports and Family Animal Medicine. We also run the Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.


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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees and 5,200 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.


NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.


We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

PROFESSOR OR TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POSITION IN SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

 

The Biodiverse Anthropocenes Research Programme at the University of Oulu (Finland) is inviting applications for:

PROFESSOR OR TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POSITION IN SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

We invite applications from outstanding candidates with strong academic background in social sciences and humanities or environmental sciences, for example in anthropology, education, environmental humanities, human geography, political sciences, sociology, or other relevant fields. We are especially looking for people with transdisciplinary research background and with interest in pursuing work across disciplinary boundaries. While the specific fields and research approaches are open, for the socio-environmental sustainability position we are looking for a scholar conversant in contemporary issues around current ecological, political, social and cultural challenges for the global sustainability, with the special focus on Arctic region and its peoples.

The successful candidate is expected to design, develop and lead a vigorous research project, conceptualize and write proposals for external funding, publish scholarly work, participate in research collaborations, and design and teach graduate and undergraduate courses and advise graduate and undergraduate students in socio-environmental sustainability.

Those hired at Assistant or Associate level will be tenure-track positions with five-year terms. A Professor-level appointment will be a permanent position. The position includes a start-up package (negotiated according to career stage) that includes funding for a postdoctoral researcher, PhD student and some research costs.

Programme

Located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia in Central Finland with 15,000 students and 3,000 employees, The University of Oulu is one of the Nordic countries’ largest universities and is a global leader in studies of Northern environments and peoples. The University has recently launched a new multi-faculty strategic research programme, “Biodiverse Anthropocenes” (https://www.oulu.fi/en/biodiverse-anthropocenes), which focuses on human-environment relations and biodiversity dynamics, with a particular eye towards the Arctic. This programme aims to advance research and discussion concerning the multiple societal and environmental contributors to biodiversity loss, including interaction between human agents and nature, and to strengthen the collaborative role of the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities in current political and scientific debates about the environment. By bringing together international scholars from across disciplines, and encouraging effective public communication of science, Biodiverse Anthropocenes will promote transdisciplinary and citizen-engaged studies of the environment and raise the University’s profile as an international leader in addressing the challenges of ecological change and biodiversity.

Job description

The main duties are to:

  • Develop and sustain research, scholarly and creative activities leading to academic publications and public-facing outreach initiatives
  • Establish transdisciplinary research partnerships in Finland and internationally
  • Collaborate with the relevant faculties at the University of Oulu to further the aims of Biodiverse Anthropocenes
  • Participate in national and international scientific organizations
  • Participate in administrative tasks related to the position at the faculties and the university
  • Plan and provide undergraduate and graduate level courses
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in research projects

What we expect

Our tenure track is positioned for exceptionally talented researcher with a high potential to advance in their careers. The top candidates undergo an evaluation by external experts and are required to reach top scores (5-6 on a scale from 1 to 6 for scientific activity and as the overall score).

You are expected to hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as anthropology, education, political sciences, sociology or other relevant fields. You should have a transdisciplinary orientation. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.

Qualifications for an Assistant Professor position: You must demonstrate the ability to work independently and have proven teaching skills. In order to be eligible for a position as Assistant Professor, you must have received your doctoral degree not more than ten years ago.

Qualifications for an Associate Professor position: You must demonstrate evidence of scientific research work and relevant teaching skills. You must have the ability to lead research and experience of acquiring external research funding. We also expect you to have sufficient and relevant experience in international scientific work and evidence of international cooperation.

Qualifications for a Professor position: You must demonstrate high-quality scientific qualifications and experience of leading scientific research. You have the ability to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise thesis work. You are expected to have a strong track record in international collaboration and the skills to act as an academic leader.

What we offer

We offer you a supportive academic environment in a community of committed scholars and the possibility to make use of funding opportunities to generate new research ideas and build an innovative programme that will attract international scholars. The University of Oulu offers flexible working hours, an excellent work-life balance and provides a range of occupational healthcare services. Our competitive salaries include paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer. In addition, a candidate moving to Oulu is entitled to additional financial support towards moving expenses.

Oulu is a Northern Nordic city known for its stunning natural surroundings, vibrant cultural life and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. Residents of Oulu enjoy Finland’s high standard of living combined with affordable housing and lower living costs compared to larger cities in the south. The Oulu region is home to over 200,000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu

Salary

The salary will be competitive and based on the standard salary for teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. The salary will be based on the levels 5-6 for an assistant professor and on the levels 6-7 for an associate professor and in the Professor position, on levels 8-9 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). In EUR terms, the salary for Assistant or Associate Professor will be approximately EUR 3500-5500 per month and approximately EUR 6000 to 7200 for Professor.

Applications and selection process

Apply online by Wednesday 30 June 2021. Please include the following attachments in your application:

1)      A letter of motivation with contact information, stating the career level (assistant/associate/professor) at which you would like to be evaluated.

2)      Curriculum vitae in line with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae

3)      List of publications, preferably with DOI identifications,  in line with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland: https://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines/list-of-publications/ [with the ten most important ones highlighted]

4)      Brief account of research merits (max 1 page)

5)      Brief account of teaching merits or a teaching portfolio (max 2 pages)

6)      Details regarding acquisition of research funds (max 2 pages)

7)      A brief research and action plan (max 3 pages)

8)      Contact details of 2–4 persons available for recommendation [NB: these people will not be contacted unless you reach the shortlist stage].

The selection process follows the University of Oulu’s recruitment guidelines. The process is carried out by a nominated recruitment committee and the candidates are subjected to publication analyses based on their publication lists. The candidates who are considered most suitable by the recruitment committee will undergo an external evaluation by international experts, who will assess the candidate on the following criteria:

  • Research activities and their reflection in the candidate’s publication record, scientific presentations and other recognitions, e.g. awards and patents
  • Teaching activities and their evaluation (teaching portfolio; including students’ evaluation)
  • Supervision of undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral students
  • Successful acquisition of competitive research funds
  • International scientific activities (research, keynotes, workshops, conferences) and networks
  • Academic community and administrative services
  • Academic and public relevance of research activities

Further information

The Assistant / Associate Professor position is for a term of five years based on the tenure-track system of the University of Oulu. The successful candidate will have the subjective opportunity to advance their career through external evaluations at regular intervals. The Professor position will be permanent upon hire. The position is due to begin in January 2022 or as negotiated. A probationary period of six months is applied in the position.


Further details are available from the coordinator of Biodiverse Anthropocenes, Dr Emma Vatka (emma.vatka@oulu.fi).



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Assistant prof in Solid Mechanics - Bio-based Nanostructured Materials

 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Solid Mechanics with specialization in Bio-based Nanostructured Materials

Subject description

The subject includes modelling, simulation and experimental characterization of the mechanical properties and structure of nanostructured biomaterials from the molecular level to macro scale. Materials of interest include hierarchical materials and hybrid materials.

Duties

The position includes research and teaching in the subject area. The assistant professor is expected to teach at the undergraduate and advanced level, including supervision of degree projects, in the subject. Development of existing and new courses is expected. Some administrative tasks are also included. The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within four years. If needed, a language support plan will be devised at the time of employment.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility 

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments 

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3 and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, research collaboration, as well as other undertakings in the scientific community, such as for example assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question, and the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH recruitment system in order to apply to this position.

Other

Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Assistant professor in Space Technology

 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Space Technology

Subject description

The subject includes space technology focused on mechanical design and verification of spacecraft and subsystems through theoretical and experimental structural analysis. The subject also includes mission analysis of space missions, including astrodynamics analysis, attitude determination and attitude control, as well as the interaction between space and structural dynamics for flexible structures.

Duties

The position includes research and education in the subject field. In research, the assistant professor is expected to create new networks within and outside KTH and actively apply for research funding. The assistant professor is expected to teach at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in the subject field. This includes the development of existing and new courses. In addition, the assistant professor is expected to contribute to the operation and development of subject-specific educational programs as well as supervise degree projects and doctoral students in the subject field. Some administrative tasks are also included. The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within four years. If needed, a language support plan will be devised at the time of employment.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • Research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, research collaboration, as well as other undertakings in the scientific community such as, for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question, as well as the ability to establish, renew and develop the research area in question.
  • an interest in, and understanding of, pedagogical development within the subject field.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoctoral visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry, or other organizations, is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoctoral visit to another university.
  • an interest in, and understanding of, leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise.

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH recruitment system in order to apply to this position.

Other

Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Professor of Equine Orthopaedics

 

The university seeks to appoint a full professor of Equine Orthopaedic disease and surgery to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences to commence as soon as possible. The position is a permanent position. Information on the department can be found at: https://ikv.ku.dk/english/

Job description
When, considering applications for the professorship the main emphasis will be on the main aspects:

  • The applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific production on an international level within the area of equine orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery and related subjects such as musculoskeletal inflammation, traumatology, pain and diagnostic imaging.
  • The applicant’s experience with orthopedic surgery and advanced diagnostic imaging incl. attraction of funding and practical implementation of advanced imaging modalities in an equine referral hospital setting.

Orthopedic conditions are a major challenge in equine veterinary medicine. Precise and accurate diagnoses are the prerequisite for instigation of correct therapies, be it medical or surgical. Use of advanced imaging such as CT, MRI and scintigraphy is now commonplace in equine orthopedic surgery for obtaining diagnoses and for planning/performing orthopedic surgery. The professor must focus on equine orthopedic diseases including orthopedic surgery and advanced imaging He/she is expected to assist in obtaining funding for and to implement a smoothly operating advanced diagnostic imaging unit in collaboration with Section of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and to collaborate with fellow researchers in the section, the department as a whole, and with external partners to integrate equine orthopedic research and advanced imaging methodologies into the field of equine clinical orthopedics.

The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers, residents and veterinary students
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments
  • Research-based teaching with associated examination duties
  • Professional assessment work
  • Attraction of funding for and implementation of an advanced imaging unit in collaboration with colleagues at Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and the director of The Large Animal Teaching Hospital. The professor will serve as daily leader of the unit, once it is established.
  • Patient care and hospital service management at specialist level in The Large Animal Teaching Hospital.
  • Out-of-hours surgical emergency service in The Large Animal Teaching Hospital.
  • Attempt to establish a residency program in large animal imaging under The European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, preferably in collaboration the Section of Veterinary Imaging or as an alternative residency with an external collaborator

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline
  • Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
  • Provide research-based teaching
     

The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information, please contact Head of Department Asger Lundorff Jensen alj@sund.ku.dk, http://www.ikv.ku.english/

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://www.ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

Application
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 10 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https://jobportal.ku.dk/.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Sunday, 26 June Month 2021.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on in the month of September 2021.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 27-06-2021
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Section of Medicine and Surgery