DTU Aqua (the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark)
DTU Aqua (the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark) invites applications for an assistant professor position in the area of fisheries science and technology. The position is depending on the chosen focus affiliated with either the Section Marine Living Resources or Ecosystem based Marine Management with a primary working place in Sisimiut, at the Arctic Technology Centre in Greenland’s second largest city, which lies 50 km inside the Arctic Circle, and with a secondary work place either in Kgs. Lyngby or Hirtshals. The position will be part of a DTU effort to build up a fisheries technology education in Greenland in cooperation with the Tech College Greenland and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The study programme focuses broadly on developing and ensuring a sustainable fisheries industry—socially, economically, and environmentally.
Fisheries Technology is a BEng programme aimed at educating fisheries engineers—and the programme focuses on the entire value chain from biological production of living resources over catching to processing and management of fish and shellfish – including focus on sustainability and innovation/entrepreneurship. A large part of the study programme takes place in Greenland. This allows for close collaboration between the fisheries industry, local communities, and ARTEK – DTU Campus Sisimiut, where semesters 1-3 are taught. The study programme is, however, not only aimed at work in Arctic regions, but is also globally oriented. Semesters 4 and 5 are taught at DTU in Lyngby and Ballerup. Semester 6 is spent in an internship with—for example—a fisheries company or an administrative authority in either Denmark, Greenland, or abroad. During semester 7 elective courses will be selected at DTU in Denmark or at a university abroad. The study programme is concluded in semester 8 with a BEng project, which may also be done in Denmark, Greenland, or abroad and preferably in collaboration with e.g. the fishing industry.
The duties of the assistant professor will primarily focus on research, education and innovation in one or more of the following research areas:
We expect the assistant professor to contribute to the development and implementation of the curriculum in fisheries technology and take responsibility for specific courses taught in Greenland. The candidate is expected to – in coordination with the head of studies of the BEng programme - act as the person on the ground helping to organise the teaching of the curriculum in Greenland, conducted by various faculty members being present for shorter or longer periods on the Sisimiut campus. Responsibilities include supporting related research and innovation activities as well as acting as mentor for the students and help organising internships, practica and excursions in Sisimiut and Greenland. There will be enhanced didactic training during the first year of employment as necessary.