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[Met-jobs] Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry, Denmark

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:59:54 +0000

Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry

The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde invites 
applications for a position as full professor in atmospheric chemistry to 
strengthen and expand the research capability, and the research-based teaching 
and advisory activities at the department. The position is to be filled by 
September 1st 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.

The Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science is a newly established and highly 
interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Science & Technology at 
Aarhus University. The expertise ranges from physics, chemistry, microbiology 
and mathematical modelling to social science, geography, economics and policy 
analysis. Both basic and applied research is conducted on some of the major 
challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution control mechanisms, 
management of soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem 
services, climate change, and energy systems. Currently, about 130 staff and 
PhD-students are working at the department. However, the number of staff is 
expected to increase to 160-170 within the next four to five years. Further 
information may be found at http://www.envs.au.dk (note the website is under 
construction).

The professor will be affiliated with the Section for Atmospheric Chemistry & 
Physics. The section conducts research targeted towards an understanding of 
fundamental physicochemical atmospheric processes affecting air pollution 
levels, atmospheric transport of pollutants (e.g. ammonia, mercury, particles, 
black carbon, persistent organic pollutants), and the impact of air quality on 
human and environmental health. The section is also responsible for the 
national monitoring programme on air quality. The aim of the section is to 
provide the highest capability in Denmark for research, research-based decision 
support and consultancy service, and teaching within the areas of atmospheric 
chemistry, air pollution levels and trends, impact of air pollution on health 
and environment, and air pollution management.

Relevant expertise within the section includes:
• Atmospheric nitrogen deposition to natural ecosystems
• Short-lived climate forcers (e.g. ozone, black carbon, methane)
• Human exposure to atmospheric pollutants (e.g. NOx, ozone, particles, pollen)
• Physicochemical characterization of air-borne particles
• Arctic atmospheric chemistry
• Air quality monitoring

Description of the position
The professor in Atmospheric Chemistry is expected to:
• Take a leading role in the establishment and consolidation of a strong 
externally funded research program with special emphasis on atmospheric 
photochemistry, surface-air exchange processes and atmospheric transport of 
pollutants
• Develop and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the department, 
and bridge with other departments at the faculty as well as relevant national 
and international atmospheric research communities
• Contribute to advisory activities of relevant regulatory authorities 
(national and EU) and private organizations
• Supervise graduate (Master and PhD level) students in thesis research projects
• Contribute to the teaching of graduate courses and to the development of a 
new education in environmental science

Qualifications/profile
The position requires a strong background in chemistry, physics, meteorology, 
or related discipline. Qualifications within analytical atmospheric chemistry 
are necessary. The ideal candidate has experience in measurements of 
atmospheric composition and corresponding atmospheric processes, and fate of 
anthropogenic pollutants in the Arctic.
Candidates have > 10 years of productive post-graduate research and publication 
experience. A significant track-record of successful external research funding, 
as well as a significant publication record in high-level, international, 
peer-reviewed ISI journals are required.
A demonstrated research leadership and ability to define and manage large 
research projects is required. Experience in management of consultancy/advisory 
projects or monitoring programs is expected as is a demonstrated ability to 
successfully supervise {or co-supervise} PhD students and Master’s thesis 
students/bachelor projects. Demonstrated capability and interest in delivering 
high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching will be desirable.
The successful applicant must have a proven extensive international research 
collaboration (e.g. joint papers and proposals) and have an ability to provide 
inspiration and guidance for researchers and colleagues at the department. 
Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be enthusiastic about working in an 
interdisciplinary academic environment. The position, therefore, requires a 
highly motivated scientist who is comfortable working in teams.
Aarhus University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, 
regardless of gender, age and ethnic background.
The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an expert panel 
according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order 
no. 284 of 25 April, 2008.

Terms of employment
The professorship is classified as grade 37 and will be filled in accordance 
with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish 
Confederation of Professional Associations.
English is spoken on a daily basis at the department. However, to be able to 
participate in administrative/social activities, it will be in the interest of 
an international candidate to be able to communicate in Danish. Foreign 
candidates are, therefore, expected to learn Danish. Danish courses will be 
provided (also for the spouse).

Work location
The place of work will be at AU in Roskilde, Denmark. The city of Roskilde 
(www.roskilde.dk<http://www.roskilde.dk>) is located close to Copenhagen. The 
area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational 
pursuits. Within 4-5 years, the department will move to Copenhagen.
International candidates may find information concerning living and working in 
Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk<http://www.workindenmark.dk>. AU International 
Center offers a full range of services to make your transition to Denmark as 
smooth as possible (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ias/), and the 
department will assist foreign candidates with finding a suitable place to live.

Filing of the application
The application written in English should contain:
o A short (1 page) letter of intent indicating
o A 2-3 page statement describing your research expertise and interests, 
including a description of how you envision you will be able to strengthen the 
research, and the advisory and teaching activities at the department
o A detailed CV, including description of previous employments, history of 
grant support, advisory experience/expertise, and teaching portfolio
o A list of publications
o Documentation of academic degrees (university transcripts of diplomas)
o Reprints of your five most significant international peer-reviewed articles
o Names and e-mail addresses of three academic references that may be contacted
Please note that the evaluation of eligibility will be based solely on the 
submitted material.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Head of Department Dr. Niels 
Kroer (nk@dmu.dk<mailto:nk@dmu.dk>; +45 87 15 87 01).



Formalities and salary range

The Faculty of Science refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of 
Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, 
Technology and Innovation<http://www.au.dk/en/rules/2008/bek284>.

Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found 
in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish 
Universities<http://www.au.dk/en/rules/2006/vtu1>.

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). The recommended 
level of 
detail<http://science.au.dk/en/positions-and-fellowships/academic-positions/rules-and-instructions/curriculum-vitae-for-applications-for-scientific-positions/>.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance 
and the Confederation of Professional Unions.


Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

22/04/2013

Applications are made online. See:
http://www.au.dk/en/job/nat/academicpositions/






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