Associate Professorship/Curatorship at the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen.

Nikolaj Scharff nscharff at ZMUC.KU.DK
Thu Jul 24 05:37:45 CDT 2003

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professorship/Curatorship at the Department of Entomology

A position for a tenured systematic entomologist to carry out research on
the systematics, phylogeny, morphology, and zoogeography of terrestrial
Arthropoda is open to appointment as soon as possible.

Job description and qualification requirements:


Curation/administration of a major section the Zoological Museum's insect
collection, including field work, preferably both inside and outside
Denmark, aiming at collection development.
Participation through research, administration, and teaching in national
and international programmes in which the museum is involved, including
initiation and development of such programmes.
Supervision of cand. scient. (Master's level) and ph.d. students;
participation in courses in systematic entomology and phylogenetic theory.
Participation in institutional administration.

Desirable experience:

Global or large-scale systematic revisions including phylogenetic analyses.
Documented competence in modern systematic and phylogenetic methodology.
Experience in collection management.
Research background fitting departmental foci in either (a) high-rank
phylogeny of arthropods, (b) interactions between phylogenetic systematics
and biological/ecological information (ecological phylogenetics), (c)
diversity of terrestrial arthropods, or (d) combining molecular and
morphological data in phylogenetic analysis.
Demonstrable extensive field experience.
Taxonomic expertise in Diptera or Coleoptera.
According to the Ministerial Circular on Job Structure appointment to the
position as associate professor requires a documented scientific production
at an international level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent)
degree, and postdoctoral-level research experience.

Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the
Ministry of Finance and AC (The Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations) on Academics in the State. In addition to the salary based on
seniority the successful applicant will receive an annual pensionable
supplement of DKK 70,447.42.

If the applicant for the position has not acquired sufficient curation or
teaching experience through previous employments, appointment will be made
on probation for up to 1½ years.

The application must be in English and include:

A curriculum vitae.
A complete list of publications with indication of which papers the
applicant considers particularly relevant (max. 10).
3 copies of each of the selected papers considered particularly relevant
together with (in case of multiauthored papers) a statement of which part
of the work the applicant is responsible for.
Documentation for teaching experience and other qualifications.
It should be noted that:

The applicants will be notified about the composition of the assessment
The assessment committee may request supplementary documentation, which the
applicant must then provide.
The assessment committee may base the assessment on any publication on the
publication list.
Letters of recommendation are not regarded as scientific material on which
the assessment may be based. However they may be taken into account when
the Dean decides to whom to offer the position.
The applicants may be summoned for an interview and/or requested to give a
trial lecture.
When the assessment committee's report is submitted, each applicant will
receive only the part of the report relating to him/herself, as information
about the other applicants according to the rules is confidential and may
not be revealed to other applicants.
It should also be noted that if the applicants want their publications and
other material returned by mail, such material will be sent C.O.D.

It is a condition for the appointment that the successful applicant after 2
years masters Danish and English to a degree enabling teaching, extension
work and sufficient participation in administrative duties etc.

Any potential candidate is invited to apply irrespective of age, sex, race,
religion or ethnic background.

For further information about the vacant position inquiries can be made to
the departmental chairman, professor Niels. P. Kristensen, telephone (+45)
35 32 11 13, e-mail npkristensen at

The application marked 221-131 must be formally addressed to the Rector of
the University of Copenhagen.

The original application (with appendices but without the selected papers)
must be sent to the Faculty of Science, Øster Voldgade 3, DK-1350
Copenhagen K. Three copies of the application with all appendices
(including the selected papers) must be sent to Director Henrik Enghoff,
Zoological Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Deadline for applications  September 2, 2003 at 12.00 a.m. Material
received after this time will not be taken into account.

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