Three positions as tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Aarhus University


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The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences calls for applications for three positions as tenure track assistant professors in ‘Veterinary Immunology’, ‘Metabolomics in Animal Nutrition and Health’ and ‘Nitrogen Utilization in Ruminants’.

The positions are to be employed from 1 November 2024 or soon thereafter. One of the positions will be in the research unit  Gut and Host Health (GHH), and the others will be in the research unit Ruminant Nutrition (RUN).

The positions

We seek:

  • A tenure track assistant professor in Veterinary Immunology (GHH).
  • A tenure track assistant professor in Metabolomics in Animal Nutrition and Health (RUN).
  • A tenure track assistant professor in Nitrogen Utilization in Ruminants (RUN).


Your profile as tenure track assistant professor

You are a skilled researcher with a solid background within your specific field of research, and you possess: 
  • Documented research qualifications at a high international level
  • Teaching and supervision experience
  • In order to be assessed as qualified as tenure-track assistant professor, you must meet the academic criteria as outlined here.

The main focus of the position Veterinary Immunology

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a competitive research program in Veterinary Immunology.


  • Develop and conduct independent research in Veterinary Immunology.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Veterinary Immunology.
  • Supervise graduate and PhD students.
  • A PhD in Veterinary Immunology or a related field.
  • Postdoctoral experience in Veterinary Immunology.
  • A strong record of research accomplishments.
  • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.
  • Documented ability to attract external funding is considered an advantage.

The main focus of the position for Metabolomics in Animal Nutrition and Health

With this position, we aim to enhance our analytical competences in the field of metabolomics in relation to animal nutrition, health and sustainability. The major focus is on aspects related to the impact of feed composition, dietary interventions and novel feed additives (e.g. enteric methane reducing additives) on animal metabolism, performance, and overall well-being.
  • The candidate is expected to have expertise in untargeted and targeted metabolomics applications in animal experiments.
  • The candidate must have knowledge of liquid chromatography, time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS) explorative techniques and triple quadrupole mass-spectrometry quantitative techniques.
  • Experience in planning and conducting animal trials and collecting samples from cattle, pigs, or other animal species.
  • Experience in the practical use of QTOF-MS instrumentation and in data analysis specific for untargeted metabolomics.
  • Demonstrated the ability to obtain external funding, to produce publications and conduct independent research.

The main focus of the position for Nitrogen Utilization in Ruminants

We seek a candidate with a strong background in animal science, veterinary science or biology. The candidate should have focus and interest in ruminant nutrition and the effects of ruminant production on environment and climate.
  • Experience in conducting, analysing and publishing experiments with dairy cows is a prerequisite.
  • The candidate must have a good track-record within N metabolism and feeding strategies and technologies to reduce N excretion from dairy cows. This knowledge is expected to be transferred to use within other herbivores as well.
  • Demonstrated the ability to obtain external funding, to produce publications and conduct independent research.

All three positions will in addition have to:

  • Take responsibility for teaching and supervision of students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels in animal science and veterinary science.
  • Provide research-based consultancy to authorities, where it is relevant.       

What we offer

  • A well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment and animal experimental facilities.
  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism and close collaboration and networking activities.
  • A workplace characterized by equality and a good work-life balance, and an open discussion across different fields of research.

Who we are

The mission of ANIVET is to perform basic, strategic, and applied research and
innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health and welfare. The
activities make up the science-based foundation of ANIVET’S’ teaching, public sector
consultancy and collaboration with business and industry.

Please refer to Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences for further
information about the department;


  • Further information on the positions in the research unit RUN may be obtained from Head of Research Unit Peter Lund, phone: +45 4015 7673, email:
  • Further information on the position in the research unit GHH may be obtained from Head of Research Unit Heidi L. Enemark, phone: +45 2082 9588, email:

Living in Denmark

Please visit the international staff website:  for
information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicants and their
potential family.

Place of employment and place of work

The place of work is the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, AU Viborg,
Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, and the area of employment is Aarhus University (AU)
with related departments

Technical Sciences Tenure Track

Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.

The aim of the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to:
  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path
As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.


Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks 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 will receive his/her assessment. 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 Taxation 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 Taxation 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.

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

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- Arbejdspladsen ligger i:

Viborg Kommune

-Virksomheden tilbyder:


Aarhus Universitet, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele


Ansøgningsfrist: 09-06-2024; - ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

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