Professor in Geology of Sedimentary Basins

The Department of Geography and Geology wishes to appoint a Professor with a track record of research in some of the following subjects:

Sedimentary systems including sequence stratigraphy. Facies analysis, palaeo- and geobiology. Palaeo-climate/oceanography. Palaeoenvironmental analysis. Petroleum systems. Modelling the evolution of sedimentary successions. Qualifications

The successful candidate has a strong documented tradition in research associated with field-based studies of sedimentary basins and their resources, process sedimentology, and stratigraphy. The applicant should preferably further develop the expertise of the department in field-based research in Arctic areas.

The applicant should have a track record in major fund-raising and research-group leadership, where sharing ideas and promoting colleagues and young scientists are basic principles. As such the appointee will complement and strengthen the research activities of the Basin Studies Group and be able to attract external funding to further expand the number of post-graduate students.

The successful candidate has a record of high-quality teaching in subjects of sedimentary basins and their resources, process sedimentology, facies analysis, and depositional environments. The candidate should in addition possess the dynamics, expertise and qualifications to contribute to the academic development of the general geology programme at all levels, including field courses.

Further information

The position is open from February 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Duties may also include the successful 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, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. Information on the Department is linked at

For further information, please contact the Head of the Department of Geography and Geology, Professor Morten Pejrup (; tel. +45 35 32 25 05).

Terms of employment

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State ( While negotiation for salary supplement is possible, the starting salary is currently DKK 579,959 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK99.173).

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below. Please note that the materials that should be considered in the assessment must be attached the application form you will find under APPLY ONLINE. Please include in the following order: Curriculum vitae (with applicants e-mail address & telephone number) Description (max. 5 pages) of current and proposed research including its relation to other research at the Department Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications (see guidelines here) Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional references Complete publication list indicating max. 5 papers particularly relevant to the application Reprints of the 5 particularly relevant papers The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2012. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0376.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field. The teaching, managerial, out-reach, and innovative qualifications of applicants will also be considered.

Further procedure:

Applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee Applicants must provide supplementary documentation if requested by the committee Applicants may be summoned for an interview and/or requested to give a trial lecture Each applicant will receive that part of the assessment relating to him/herself

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