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[Met-jobs] Professor in Atmospheric Modelling, Denmark

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:01:02 +0000

Professor in Atmospheric Modelling

The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, invites 
applications for a position as full professor in Atmospheric Modelling 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 (note the website is under 

The professor will be affiliated with the Section for Atmospheric Modelling. 
The section conducts research targeted towards an understanding of fundamental 
atmospheric processes involved in atmospheric transport of air pollution. The 
section develops and applies local to hemispheric scale air pollution models 
that integrate with environmental and health impacts, economic considerations 
and climate changes. The aim is to provide the highest capability in Denmark 
for research, research-based decision support and consultancy service, and 
teaching within the area of air pollution modelling and integrated assessment 

Relevant expertise within the section includes:
• Atmospheric physics and chemistry, mathematical and numerical methods and 
computer science
• Long-range transport chemistry modelling covering the Northern Hemisphere, 
Europe, Denmark
• Local scale modeling, including emissions, atmospheric transport and chemical 
transformation covering cities and urban streets as well as point sources
• Weather forecast modeling from hemispheric scale to urban scale
• Integrated model systems covering all scales for three-day forecasting or 
integrated assessment modelling with focus on impacts on health, the 
environment and climate
• Climate change and air pollution interactions with special focus on Europe 
and the Arctic
• Integrated monitoring, where models and measurements are combined to assess 
the state of the environment

Description of the position
The professor in atmospheric modelling is expected to:
• Take a leading role in the establishment and consolidation of a strong 
externally funded research program within development and application of 
atmospheric models with special emphasis on chemistry-transport modelling
• 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

The position requires a strong background in meteorology, physics, geophysics, 
mathematical modelling, chemistry, or related discipline. Qualifications within 
development and application of atmospheric models are necessary. The ideal 
candidate has experience in chemistry-transport models, physical/chemical 
processes related to atmospheric chemistry-transport modelling, numerical 
modelling and statistical methods.
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 
(<>) 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<>. AU International 
Center offers a full range of services to make your transition to Denmark as 
smooth as possible (, 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 (<>; +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<>.

Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found 
in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish 

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 

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


All applications must be made online and received by:


Applications are made online. See:

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