Professor in Tectonic Development

Denmark, Copenhagen, Oester Voldgade 10,
Dec 13, 2018
Jan 12, 2019
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The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland seeks applicants with a geophysics background for a newly established research professorship in tectonics.

You are expected to contribute to GEUS’ overall strategy to strengthen our knowledge on natural resources within energy and raw materials programmes in Greenland and Denmark, to promote our ideas, competences and concepts to the surrounding world, to deliver research outputs at the highest possible international level, and to successfully obtain funding for and lead larger research projects.

The position is at Geophysics Department situated in Copenhagen.                                                                                       

Job description

The position is intended to strengthen GEUS’ energy programme, which includes researchers in the Stratigraphy, Reservoir Geology, Petrology and Economic Geology, and the Geophysics Departments. Thus, the ideal candidate should be able to lead multi- and cross-disciplinary research teams with an emphasis on understanding the tectonic framework of sedimentary basin evolution.

The candidate is expected to build an externally funded research programme that compliments GEUS’ ongoing work associated with the extended continental shelf programme as well as work on Atlantic rifted margins. The candidate should be willing to participate in and lead both onshore and offshore field programmes.

The position should renew and strengthen the collaboration with Canadian, British, Irish, German and Norwegian Universities and Geological Surveys, which already have capacities within the area of large-scale tectonics and studies in the North Atlantic region, and where it will be naturally to have a scientific and educational collaboration.

The position will strengthen the publication strategy within the tectonic area. Further, we expect an increased flux of Master and PhD students to provide the research area with a volume and weight that will be an advantage for large research applications.

A significant strategic target at GEUS is to increase the number of peer-reviewed papers with GEUS authors. As our professor you must take the lead in focusing on publications, creating motivation, inspire, and be sparring partner for young and older colleagues.

Our research is externally funded by e.g. Danish research councils, EC, private foundations, or authorities. We have a wide range of partners from Danish and international research institutions where fruitful collaboration is a prerequisite key condition. We expect you to be able to lead multi- and cross-disciplinary research with many partners and to build an externally funded research programme that compliments GEUS' ongoing efforts within tectonic development of the North Atlantic and Arctic regions.

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