01/10/2020

Professor of Archaeogenomics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Tartu
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/11/2020 18:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Estonia › Tartu
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and activities related to the administration and development of teaching

  • Teaching at all levels of higher education, using modern teaching methods and educational technology.
  • Supervising students (primarily master’s and doctoral students). Doctoral dissertations have been defended under the supervision of the professor within five years.
  • Ensuring the availability of future academic staff in the field.
  • Activities related to the administration and development of teaching.
  • Teaching development.
  • Professional development to enhance teaching and supervising skills.

Research, development and creative activities

  • High-level RDC activities in the field of archaeogenomics, incl. directing RDC activities of the transdisciplinary research projects of the University of Tartu PP1GI19936 "Population structure, health and disease in Medieval Estonia through aDNA perspective” and EKKD12 "The Ethnic History of Estonian Peoples in the light of new research".
  • Directing RDC activities in the specialisation and taking care that necessary resources, incl. research grants are available for it and being responsible for the efficiency of RDC activities.
  • Directing the work of the research team of archaeogenomics at the Institute of Genomics, UT and within this work, supervising other teaching and research staff.
  • Internationally recognised research in five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of two doctoral theses.
  • Participation in research administrative activities of international dimension, incl. participation in collaboration networks, work on the editorial panel of research publications or as a reviewer, work as an expert in foreign institutions (e.g. evaluating academic institutions, evaluating academic staff or allocating research grants), organising international research conferences.
  • Participation in the development of specialist terminology or organisation thereof.
  • Development of skills necessary for RDC activities, and professional development.

Participation in university governance and institutional development

  • Activities related to the governance and institutional development of the university, including participation in the work of academic and administrative decision-making bodies; performing at least one managerial task at the university; professional development to enhance management skills.

Social and public activities

  • Social and public activities, including popularisation of the specialisation; recommended is initiating projects with the aim of applying specialist knowledge for the benefit of the society; participation in the promotion and implementation of the specialisation at the national or international level.

See also job description.

Required qualifications

PhD or an equivalent qualification.

See also requirements for teaching and research staff.

Required experience

Teaching and activities related to the administration and development of teaching

  • Ability to organise teaching and teach at all levels of higher education.
  • Previous teaching experience at least at the first two levels of higher education, incl. effective supervising of master’s and doctoral students.
  • Experience in creating study and teaching aids for higher education institutions.
  • Knowledge of modern study aids, learning environments, learning methods and their development opportunities.

Research, development and creative activities

  • Ability to organise RDC activities in the specialisation.
  • Internationally recognised professional research, the volume of which so far is equivalent to at least three doctoral theses.
  • Ongoing active engagement in research: internationally recognised research in the last five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of 1.5 doctoral thesis.
  • Success in applying for research funding as well as managing and performing RDC-related contracts in the last five years.
  • Participation in the work of the international community in the specialisation, incl. participation in the work of professional societies or their subunits or in international RDC projects, work on the editorial panel of research publications or as a reviewer, work as an expert in foreign institutions (e.g. evaluating academic staff or allocating research grants), organising international research conferences.
  • Experience in the application and popularisation of theoretical knowledge, e.g. creating know-how with commercial potential, patent authorship, participation in creating innovative solutions, participation in conducting applied research and analyses.

Participation in university governance and institutional development

  • Experience in team or project management.

Social and public activities

  • Participation in working groups and/or expert councils related to the promotion and implementation of the specialisation at the national or international level.

Required language skills

English.

 

Starting at 01.06.2021.

Workload: 1,00.

Salary: Remuneration based on UT Salary Rules.

See also UT salary rules.

Additional info

Director Mait Metspalu, +372 737 5052, mait.metspalu@ut.ee.

Application documents for Professor

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit to the UT Human Resources Office (email: personal@ut.ee; postal address: 18 Ülikooli St, Tartu 50090 ESTONIA; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet) following documents:

  1. a letter of application to the Rector,
  2. curriculum vitae in the established format,
  3. a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications),
  4. a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in one of these languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;
  5. a statement not exceeding 1500 words of the aims to be achieved during the term in the position, and the outline of an action plan for achieving these.
  6. other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

Number of copies: 1

See also Application documents and notification of results

Web site for additional job details

https://www.ut.ee/en/welcome/job-offer/professor-archaeogenomics 

More Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Genomics
Estonia
Tartu
Riia 23b/2

EURAXESS offer ID: 563654

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