The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS), University of Southern Denmark (SDU), seeks outstanding candidates to fill a position at Assistant Professor level.
We are looking for candidates who have strong ambitions about making a difference and who have a good research idea. The research idea can be your own, or it can be inspired by others, but it is important for us that it has perspective to break new ground and improve the understanding of Human Health and Lifespan.
At the same time it is important for us that the research can be nested within and supplement the research at one of the following SDU research groups:
- Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Biodemography (contact person: Kaare Christensen, KChristensen@health.sdu.dk)
- Aging research (contact person: Kaare Christensen, KChristensen@health.sdu.dk)
- Biodemographic research (contact person: James Vaupel, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Twin Research (contact person: Kaare Christensen, KChristensen@health.sdu.dk)
- Epidemiology (contact person: Kaare Christensen, KChristensen@health.sdu.dk)
- Research Group in Global Health (contact person: Christine Stabell Benn, email@example.com)
- Bandim Health Project (contact person: Christine Stabell Benn, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- National Institute of Public Health (contact person: Morten Grønbæk, email@example.com)
Hence, if you have a good idea and are looking for ample time and a very ambitious, stimulating and creative research environment where you can investigate it, this is the right position for you.
The position is sponsored by, and primarily located at SDU and starts in spring 2019.
The appointment will be for 4 years with the possibility of further 2 years of appointment as Associate Professor.
We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review.
Beyond this seed funding and besides being part of an excellent academic environment, D-IAS offers the strongest possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.
The successful candidate must have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and must have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.
We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research group as well as contribute positively to D-IAS as a whole.
Applicants are welcome to contact the relevant SDU research group(s) to discuss how their research idea would fit into ongoing activities. For further information about D-IAS and the position in general, please contact professor Christine Stabell Benn at CB@ssi.dk.
The D-IAS at SDU is a research centre that joins all five faculties and many strong research groups at SDU. The aim is to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. D-IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There is a strong focus on talent development of young researchers, who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the D-IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.
More information about D-IAS activities can be found on our website .
Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Research will be predominant in this position.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. Each single file should be max. 10 Mb
Application material required
- A motivation letter
- A detailed curriculum vitae
- A complete list of publications
- Up to five of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication
- Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers.
- A short teaching portfolio
- Main idea and research plan for the next 3 years
- Specification of which research group the applicant would like to be placed in, and how the research will complement that of the research group.
Applications may be shortlisted.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.
Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.
D-IAS wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark