Head of Department of Biology University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biology Denmark

Head of Department of Biology, SDU

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is looking for a visionary head of department with the commitment and capacity to ensure high quality research, easily employable students, close cooperation with society, and wide dissemination of knowledge.


The Department of Biology is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science. You would be head of a department with about 130 employees, about 300 students, and a running budget of about DKK 70 mil. The department’s research ranges from microorganisms to ecosystems to global elemental cycles. The department has strong research groups in ecology, ecotoxicology, ecophysiology, biodemography, acoustic communication, biogeochemistry and the evolution of life. Our research groups have strong national and international reputations, and the department also houses world-leading research centres. The department offers research-based Bachelor and Master programmes in Biology and has about 30 PhD students and 25 postdocs spread throughout the various research groups.


Biology is a well-functioning department. We value communication and cooperation between the various research groups and we meet weekly for department seminars and for morning bread and coffee. We have a strong international research environment, attracting PhD students, postdocs, guest researchers and faculty from around the world. In addition to the research units, the department has its own secretariat, and a service unit with an electronic and a mechanical workshop.


Please find the complete job advertisement on our Danish website.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.


Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We recommend that you read how to apply before you apply.


The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


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Deadline 2018-June-07

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