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The Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position to support development of social science, and modelling of bees and other animal species within the Social-Ecological Systems Simulation centre (SESS)  https://projects.au.dk/sess/
 

Expected start date and duration of employment


This is a two-year postdoc position planned to start on 1 August, 2022 or as soon as possible.
 

Job description


We are seeking applicants to develop multi-actor engagement activities and lead co-development of management and innovation strategies for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. The successful candidate will also be expected to work together with simulation modelers developing models of human decision making related to agricultural systems and wildlife management.

The candidate will be working, within a multi-disciplinary team, on a Danish project to demonstrate the benefits of organic farming on biodiversity and the environment. They will need to assess objectives and needs of multiple actors and, working with modelers within the SESS centre, facilitate the co-development of strategic initiatives to enhance biodiversity on organic farms. The candidate will lead a variety of research and engagement activities (including interviews and workshops) amongst multiple actors. This may entail working the occasional evening or weekend. The role will also entail assisting the development of communication strategies that foster the acceptance and widespread implementation of biodiversity enhancing strategies developed as part of the project.


Your profile



The candidate must have experience of the interface between social sciences and natural resource management or agriculture. Candidates must also have experience in multi-actor engagement and co-development, undertaking studies that involve interviews and facilitating workshops with actors whom represent varied interests, from farmers to policy makers. For this project verbal and written fluency in Danish is needed. Experience of agricultural systems and/or wildlife management is an advantage and the ability to work at both national and international levels is desirable. The applicant should have the flexibility to work the occasional evening / weekend, if required for interviews or workshops.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area for one of the positions described. Ability to work and communicate well as part of a team is essential. Good English skills are necessary to communicate with the largely international team.
 

Who we are

 
The Department of Ecoscience is engaged in research programmes, teaching curricula and advisory work covering the major biological sub-disciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD students.


This position will strengthen the capacity of Social-Ecological Systems Simulation centre (SESS) at Ecoscience (https://projects.au.dk/sess/ ). SESS develops agent-based system simulation models to predict impacts of management of landscapes, both agricultural and natural across Europe. The research team includes software engineers, ecologists, 
ecotoxicologists, and GIS specialists, and is distributed over a number of European countries.


The successful applicant will join the core Danish team, which leads the software design and development of the simulation software and its application in risk assessment and policy-related landscape management, and be responsible for scientific administration related to the centre and its research projects.
 

What we offer

 
The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of the Environment.

The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken and we welcome applicants from abroad. The Department has a strong work-life balance policy and seeks a good gender and age balance. Read more about the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at www.au.dk/work.
 

Place of work and area of employment


The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé, DK-8000, Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
 

Contact information


For further information, please contact: Professor Chris Topping, +45  87158845, cjt@ecos.au.dk

 



Deadline

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn

Applications must be received no later than 19 May 2022.

 


Application procedure


Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified 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 each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.


Letter of reference



If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
 

Formalities and salary range


Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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.

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.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Social science postdoc for co-development of biodiversity enhancing strategies within organic farming

The Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position to support development of social science, and modelling of bees and other animal species within the Social-Ecological Systems Simulation centre (SESS)  https://projects.au.dk/sess/
 

Expected start date and duration of employment


This is a two-year postdoc position planned to start on 1 August, 2022 or as soon as possible.
 

Job description


We are seeking applicants to develop multi-actor engagement activities and lead co-development of management and innovation strategies for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. The successful candidate will also be expected to work together with simulation modelers developing models of human decision making related to agricultural systems and wildlife management.

The candidate will be working, within a multi-disciplinary team, on a Danish project to demonstrate the benefits of organic farming on biodiversity and the environment. They will need to assess objectives and needs of multiple actors and, working with modelers within the SESS centre, facilitate the co-development of strategic initiatives to enhance biodiversity on organic farms. The candidate will lead a variety of research and engagement activities (including interviews and workshops) amongst multiple actors. This may entail working the occasional evening or weekend. The role will also entail assisting the development of communication strategies that foster the acceptance and widespread implementation of biodiversity enhancing strategies developed as part of the project.


Your profile



The candidate must have experience of the interface between social sciences and natural resource management or agriculture. Candidates must also have experience in multi-actor engagement and co-development, undertaking studies that involve interviews and facilitating workshops with actors whom represent varied interests, from farmers to policy makers. For this project verbal and written fluency in Danish is needed. Experience of agricultural systems and/or wildlife management is an advantage and the ability to work at both national and international levels is desirable. The applicant should have the flexibility to work the occasional evening / weekend, if required for interviews or workshops.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area for one of the positions described. Ability to work and communicate well as part of a team is essential. Good English skills are necessary to communicate with the largely international team.
 

Who we are

 
The Department of Ecoscience is engaged in research programmes, teaching curricula and advisory work covering the major biological sub-disciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD students.


This position will strengthen the capacity of Social-Ecological Systems Simulation centre (SESS) at Ecoscience (https://projects.au.dk/sess/ ). SESS develops agent-based system simulation models to predict impacts of management of landscapes, both agricultural and natural across Europe. The research team includes software engineers, ecologists, 
ecotoxicologists, and GIS specialists, and is distributed over a number of European countries.


The successful applicant will join the core Danish team, which leads the software design and development of the simulation software and its application in risk assessment and policy-related landscape management, and be responsible for scientific administration related to the centre and its research projects.
 

What we offer

 
The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of the Environment.

The working environment at the Department is based on teamwork and close working relations. English is widely spoken and we welcome applicants from abroad. The Department has a strong work-life balance policy and seeks a good gender and age balance. Read more about the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at www.au.dk/work.
 

Place of work and area of employment


The place of work is C.F. Møllers Allé, DK-8000, Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.
 

Contact information


For further information, please contact: Professor Chris Topping, +45  87158845, cjt@ecos.au.dk

 



Deadline

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn

Applications must be received no later than 19 May 2022.

 


Application procedure


Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified 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 each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.


Letter of reference



If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
 

Formalities and salary range


Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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.

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.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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