Professor in Dairy Product Technology
Department of FOOD Science
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
of Food Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites
applications for a position as Professor in the area of “Dairy Product
Technology”. The position is available from 1 January 2020 or as soon as
possible thereafter. The position is in parallel advertised as Associate
Professor in “Dairy Product Technology”.
Professor will be a part of the Section for Ingredients and Dairy Technology,
and must be capable of, and interested in conducting and developing basic and
applied inter-disciplinary research of high international standard in the field
of dairy chemistry and technology. The position will involve extensive collaborations
within the department and with national and international academic groups and industrial
partners. The candidate must actively contribute with teaching in dairy
technology on the BSc in Food Science and the MSc in Food Science and
Technology programs, including the specialization in Dairy Science and
research within the Department has the mission to contribute with new solutions
for society and industry in order to support sustainable food production, food
security and safety as well as production of high quality food promoting human
health and wellbeing. The Department of Food Science is recognized for
excellence in food research, education, and industrial collaborations. The
Department is an international workplace with English as primary working
candidate must be able to carry out research and teaching in the field of dairy
product technology, i.e. have a strong emphasis on technology relevant for the manufacture
of dairy products. The research should preferably link research aimed at
understanding milk component and ingredient interactions at a molecular level to
final dairy product quality with focus on nutritional and functional properties
as well as contributing to developing sustainable food production.
research should preferably cover some of the following areas within dairy chemistry
chemistry including colloidal aspects
and manufacture of dairy products
properties of dairy components and dairy derived ingredients
between ingredients and milk components
components as ingredients
successful candidate has an independent research profile and an international
research record with a relevant background within dairy technology. The
candidate is also an inspiring teacher with visions for development of teaching. It is crucial that the candidate is able to
foster strong collaborations with the dairy and ingredient industry, and has shown
ability to attract external research funding.
are expected within the following areas:
project management and leadership skills of research projects involving
collaboration between academia and industry
with international collaborations
to develop collaborative research project ideas
to build up an independent research group with a clear vision
in obtaining research grants
collaborative and innovative mindset
scientific impact and outreach of conducted research
track record in industry collaboration
to the above mentioned research qualifications applicants are required to have a
relevant Ph.D. degree and university level teaching experience, documented
teaching competencies and ability to explain and reflect upon own teaching
practice. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the
University of Copenhagen’s teacher training program for assistant professors is
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 applicants will
primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at
international level, including contributions to development of their field
(e.g. editorial positions, organization of conferences, participation in
technical/scientific organizations), as well as their documented teaching
qualifications and personal skills. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of
applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be
successful candidate will be part of an internationally oriented and dynamic
Section. The section has at its disposal various pilot plant facilities and
advanced analytical infrastructure.
University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society
and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of
Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics
in the State.
salary is currently up to DKK 615.415 including annual supplement (+ pension up
to DKK 105.235)
for salary supplement is possible.
application including all attachments must be in English and submitted
electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
vitae including information about external funding
(Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
plan – description of current and future research plans
of visions for teaching and
documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to
reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
deadline for applications is 9 June 2019.
expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager
selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
lectures will be held on 18 November 2019.
refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0030/19-2K.