Assistant Professor of Ancient Genomics & Archaeology University of Copenhagen Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre Department of Biology Denmark

Assistant Professor of Ancient Genomics & Archaeology

The Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre calls for applications to an open position as Assistant Professor in Archaeology Sciences, available from July 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration of position is 18 months. The successful applicant will be located at the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre (LFGGC) at the Section of GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen ( 
We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in textile research and knowledge of basic textile analysis, textile raw materials and provenance, as well as the skills with ancient DNA and protein analyses, bridging the disciplines of biomolecular archaeology and ancient textiles in a collaborative research. Experience in clean laboratory methods is advantageous to fully utilize the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre’s technology platforms. Applicant must have a relevant PhD within this field.
Job description 

The successful candidate will have a strong record of academic achievements at the international level and show potential to forge collaborations with Danish museums and universities and engage in public outreach. A demonstrated ability to attract external funding from national and/or international funding agencies is expected. 
Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience in archaeological science, documented teaching and student supervision competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for Assistant Professors is required. A teaching portfolio must be supplied with the application. 
Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department of Biology.  
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered. 
Research environment 

The University of Copenhagen is ranked the 29th best university in the world according to Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 ( It provides excellent academic programs in biology, statistics, computer science, and mathematics. The Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre is located in central Copenhagen, Denmark – a city that is ranked among the most liveable cities in the world (see e.g. at 5:56). 
Further information on the Department is available here:
Terms of employment 

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
Please include  
  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding  
  • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.  
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans  
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines 
  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students  
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers 

How to Apply 

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
The position is open from 1/7-2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
Inquiries about the position can be made to Assoc. Prof. Anders J. Hansen (, tel. +45 28 75 61 34). 


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.



Application deadline: 30-04-2019
Employment start: 01-07-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biology

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