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Assistant Professor in Carnivore Nutrition – Mink

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences  
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences  
University of Copenhagen  
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Carnivore Nutrition commencing on 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
Information about the department can be found at: http://ivh.ku.dk/english/  
About us  
The research group Mink - Nutrition and Production in the Section for Production, Nutrition and Health at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences work within carnivore nutrition. The position includes research and teaching in carnivore nutrition with special focus on mink, which are core activities in the research group Mink - Nutrition and Production. The subject area includes physiology and nutrition, feed evaluation, digestibility, absorption, utilization and requirements of nutrients and energy in carnivores.  
Job description  
In considering applications for the assistant professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work on an international level within the area of carnivore nutrition and metabolism, mainly mink.  
The Assistant Professor’s duties will primarily consist of:  
  • research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication  
  • research-based teaching with associated examination duties  
  • communication of research results to the public  
  • peer assessment  
Required qualifications  
  • a PhD degree or similar qualifications in relation to the above subject area  
  • research and teaching experience within carnivore nutrition and metabolism  
  • established international scientific network  
  • peer-review publications within carnivore nutrition  
  • knowledge of nutrient and energy requirements and utilization in mink and other carnivores (dogs and cats)  
  • experimental experience in carnivore nutrition research, including quantitative energy and nutrient metabolism studies  
  • experience in using indirect calorimetry and stable isotope techniques  
 The Assistant Professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.  
Terms of employment  
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.  
The gross basic salary range for Assistant Professors is DKK 32,745 to DKK 34,476 per month (level 6 to 8). To the basic salary, a supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension.  
The position is time limited to a 4-year period.  
For further information about the post, please contact Associate Professor Connie Frank Matthiesen on tel. +45 353 30932 or email cmt@sund.ku.dk or for any administrative queries, Administrative Officer Marie-Louise Rosenlund, email mlr@sund.ku.dk.  
Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.  
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.  
Applications - in English - must include:  
  • Application detailing the basis on which the applicant wishes his or her scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed  
  • Curriculum vitae  
  • Diplomas (PhD and MSc)  
  • Research plan  
  • Teaching portfolio  
  • Teaching plan  
  • Publications you wish to be considered in the assessment (max 5) 
The deadline for applications is 27 August 2017. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.  
Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.  
The further process  
Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.  
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.  
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.  
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  

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Connie Frank Matthiesen
E-mail: cmt@sund.ku.dk


Application deadline: 27-08-2017
Employment start: 01-01-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

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