Assistant or Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecology University of Southern California Department of Biology Denmark

Assistant or Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecology



The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for a position in the ecological research group starting in November 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 June 2019.


The group holds several grants focusing on freshwater and coastal marine environments. These projects include aquatic habitat recovery involving lake and estuarine restoration, nutrient cycling, reestablishment of lakes and buffer zones along streams, phosphorus recovery from the environment, and effects of climate adaptation and urban discharge on the environment.


We seek an aquatic ecologist with excellent scientific and teaching achievements. The candidate should have scientific expertise at the interface between terrestrial and aquatic environments (streams and freshwater and estuarine wetlands). Candidates with skills in environmental dynamical modelling of nutrient cycling and water quality in these ecosystems will be preferred.


We offer access to a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratory space, shared analytical equipment, a supportive research climate and access to networking activities among other scientists.


The candidate will be expected to:


• Establish and lead his/her own research group, conduct externally-funded research of high international quality, and publish research outcomes in international peer-reviewed journals.

• Participate in the teaching programme by contributing to courses including environmental modelling, GIS, ecology, as well as develop new relevant undergraduate and graduate courses.

• Supervise internship, bachelor, master’s and PhD projects.

• Participate in departmental and university service and public outreach and governmental consultancy.


Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for the position as assistant or associate professor. Applicants at assistant professor level must complete SDU’s lecturer training programme. Applicants at associate professor level must provide documentation of university-level courses in pedagogics or complete SDU’s lecturer training programme within the first year of employment.


Questions about the position should be directed to Associate Professor Mogens Flindt (, +45 2077 9973 or Associate Professor Sara Egemose (, +45 6550 7988.


Additional Information about Odense/SDU


SDU is the third largest university in Denmark with campuses across the country. As part of the Faculty of Science, the Department of Biology is located in Odense, the University’s largest campus. Odense is the third largest city in Denmark and is centrally located with easy commutes to other major cities in the country.



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. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.


Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. When the expert committee issues its assessment, the applicants will be sent the portion of the assessment pertaining to them personally.


The application must include:

• A curriculum vitae

• A full list of publications

• Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated

• A brief survey of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years

• A teaching portfolio.


Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.


Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.


An interview may be included as a part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications.


Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.


Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.


The University 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.

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