Professorship in Glaciology at GEUS - Denmark

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Professorship in Glaciology at GEUS - Denmark

Broe, Martin



Professorship in Glaciology at GEUS


GEUS wishes to increase the number of candidates for the Professorship in Glaciology and therefore invites additional candidates to apply for the position.  


Applications are invited for the position as research professor of glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). The applicant must have documented research qualifications in the fields of mass-balance modelling.


A high level of original scientific production of international standard and a documented ability to design and implement cross-disciplinary projects are expected. Experience in leading major research projects is required as well as social skills in engaging and motivating junior colleagues and a good ability to cooperate with senior scientists both in specific projects and in the day-to-day contact across the organisation. Importance will also be attached to the applicant’s professional networks. There are no teaching obligations connected to the position, but experience in communicating, both in the form of oral presentation and outreach, is required.

Key qualifications:

  • Mass-balance modelling, specifically in relation to the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Experience in combining in situ observations with mass-balance models
  • Experience in utilising automatic weather station data and remote sensing data together with regional climate models
  • Experience with coupling of ice dynamic and mass-balance models
  • Excellent records in attracting research funding

Job description
The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to motivate, strengthen and develop GEUS’ research activities within the field of glaciology and the monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Applicants must master the English language. Applicants not speaking Danish must be prepared to learn Danish at a suitable working level within the first twelve months of employment.

About us

The department of Marine Geology and Glaciology (MGG) carries out research and consultancy in the fields of marine geology, glaciology, environmental history and palaeoclimatology in Denmark, Greenland and abroad. The department collaborates with a range of national and Greenlandic institutions and authorities as well as international research institutions and universities.


The glaciology group consists of a dynamic team of dedicated research scientists, postdocs and PhD students. The glaciology group at GEUS has grown considerably over the last few years, with an increasing number of research projects and consultancy tasks. The focus of the group is PROMICE, a programme for monitoring the mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet, but we also work on a variety of projects including melt modelling, estimation of glacier-related hydropower potentials, ice dynamics and Arctic hydrology.


We offer:

·       An open and creative research environment

·       Co-operation with many types of researchers and advisors as well as PhD students, master students and highly motivated and skilled technicians

·       GEUS is part of Geocenter Denmark (, which has a large common pool of research facilities.

·       A family-friendly work place, centrally located in Copenhagen

·       Physical training facilities with professional assistance.


Salary and employment conditions
The position is a five-year, fixed-term appointment with the possibility of a three-year extension. Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.


Further information
Information about GEUS is available at For further information, please contact head of department Karen Edelvang, GEUS, phone +45 3814 2929, e-mail: [hidden email]


Applicants can apply for the position by entering GEUS website (Danish version:

English version: under Jobs. Formal applications marked Professorship in Glaciology 031-00076” must be submitted electronically to GEUS no later than 15.  June 2012 at 12 a.m. (Danish time).

Alternatively, the application including enclosures, all in 5 copies, can be posted to:


Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Øster Voldgade 10
DK-1350 Copenhagen K


Appointment Procedure

The managing director of GEUS appoints an evaluation committee with a chairman and two or four members. It is the task of the evaluation committee to evaluate the scientific qualifications of the applicants compared to the contents and responsibilities of the position. Then the managing director appoints an appointment committee including the responsible deputy director and representatives from the department. Based on the results from the evaluation committee, the appointment committee invites relevant applicants to interviews. When the interviews are concluded the appointment committee compiles a prioritised recommendation to the managing director. This procedure is according to the Danish Executive Order of the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building for the appointment and evaluation of scientific employees at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland’, sections 4 and 7.


The application must contain curriculum vitae (including documentation of the applicant’s educational history) and a complete list of published works. Relevant scientific works that the applicant wishes to be taken into account by the evaluation committee should be enclosed (a maximum of 10). Other material documenting research and teaching qualifications should also be enclosed. In addition, the applicant should include a 2–3-page memorandum briefly describing the applicant’s most important scientific works of relevance to the position, the applicant’s contribution to these and the applicant’s proposal record. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a brief, one-page account of their vision for the field and their plans to develop the field of glaciology at GEUS.

In addition to the material submitted by the applicant, the evaluation committee may decide to include further material in its evaluation. Applicants are bound to submit any additional material requested by the evaluation committee.


The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an internationally oriented, independent research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, and is part of Geocenter Denmark. GEUS also acts as consultant to public authorities and individuals within nature, climate, environment, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of the geology in Denmark and Greenland including shelf areas. GEUS maps, acquires and monitors data, informs the public about geological matters and is Denmark’s and Greenland’s geological data centre.


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