Professor in Vegetation Dynamics
Aarhus University Department of Bioscience

Professor in Vegetation Dynamics at Aarhus University, Denmark


Published5 Mar

Deadline15 Jun

Expected start1 Oct


  • Department of Bioscience - Ecoinformatics and BiodiversityNy Munkegade 1168000 Aarhus C

  • Full-time positionID: 601


The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a position as full professor within the field of vegetation dynamics. The position is available as soon as possible.


We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track record in cross-scale integration of vegetation dynamics. The research integrates field-based and remotely-sensed data at high spatial and temporal resolution collected across large spatial scales and long time-spans, as well as ecoinformatic approaches for modelling past, ongoing and future dynamics. The applicant is expected to have built a research group which masters the integration of satellite- and drone-based remote sensing with ecoinformatics and basic vegetation and biodiversity research. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to establish collaborations with related research environments at Aarhus University, across Denmark, and to document established relations with research labs within the field internationally. The appointee must participate in the teaching of courses on both undergraduate and graduate level, supervise master and PhD-students, and contribute to the development of PhD courses. 

The ideal candidate should have

  • excellent record of publications
  • demonstrated ability to publish in major scientific journals and to disseminate research at conferences
  • international top-level research profile and well established international network within the field
  • proven ability to attract substantial external research funding
  • proven ability of excellent scientific leadership, teaching and students’ supervision

Working place

The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience,  Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Ny Munkegade 116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark ( Furthermore, the appointee will be associated with the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE);   

The Department of Bioscience

The Department of Bioscience hosts research programmes, teaching curricula and consultancy that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. The Department conducts world-class research in the areas of Aquatic Biology and Ecology, Arctic Environment and Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Microbiology, and Zoophysiology. The Department currently employs approximately 350 academic and technical staff and 75 PhD students. In addition to the PhD-programme, BSc and MSc study programmes with close to 500 students enrolled are offered.

The Department offer a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite.  English is widely spoken and we welcome applicants from abroad. Read about the Danish work-life balance, special opportunities for junior researchers, and the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at


Applicants are expected to meet the criteria listed for Full Professors in:

Further information

For more information, please contact Head of Section Professor Jens Christian Svenning (email: or Head of Department Professor Hans Brix (email:


Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

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). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

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

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

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