Research Professorship in Organic Agriculture

Research Professorship in Organic Plant Production

Applications are invited for the five-year-post as research professor of
Organic Plant Production at the  Department of Agricultural Sciences, KVL
(The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University). The appointment is
expected to be effective from November 1 1997 or as soon as possible

The position involves research and research leadership within an area of
organic plant production, and reflects KVLs interest in strengthing
organic agriculture. In addition, the appointee will undertake teaching
and supervisory duties in connection with  Ph.D. programmes together with
project management.

The appointment will be made primarily on the basis of scientific
qualifications within the above field. Emphasis will also be placed on
research leadership ability and other management functions. The research
professor should possess the ability to inspire others, and be able to
cooperate at all levels. 

The research Professor must possess an academic education to Ph.D. level
with documented evidence of research in an aspect of plant science or
ecology relevant to organic agriculture and at a scientifically
international level. Identified areas of interest, one of which would form
the Research Professor's major interest, are:

*  Crop properties in relation to the design and management of organic
cropping systems.
*  Soil, plant and atmosphere interactions in relation to organic plant
*  Landscape ecology and biodiversity in relation to the development of
organic cropping systems and the biological regulation of crop health.
*  Organic cropping systems and food quality.

The appointee must provide documentation for scientific productivity of an
internationally recognised standard within areas relevant to organic plant
production, be experienced in managing and administering research, have
demonstrated the ability to attract funds for research and be dynamic,
inspiring and cooperative.

It is essential that applicants can document research activities of
interdisciplinary importance which shows the integration of knowledge from
different fields.

The chair is a class 37 post and will be filled in accordance with the
agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Federation of
Graduate Employee Unions). KVL is willing to negotiate a personal salary
increment with the relevant union.

Applications should be written in English and must contain a full
curriculum vitae with documentation for academic degree, a complete list
of publications and copies of publications that the applicant wishes to be
included in the assessment. Material demonstrating the applicants
scientific and teaching abilities should also be included. Applicants are
encouraged to write a two or three page memorandum summarizing their five
to ten most important scientific works and describing their teaching
qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a one page
summary of their plans for developing the subject. All enclosures should
be submitted in six identical copies.

Applicants will be assessed in accordance with Ministry of Education
Directive 728, dated 9 September 1993.

The unabridged recommendation of the appointments panel will be sent to
all applicants.

Further information about the chair may be obtained from the Head of
Department, Dr. Brian Dennis. tel. (+45) 35 28 35 60 or e-mail

Applications marked 621-141 must be submitted to KVL (The Royal Veterinary
and Agricultural University), Administration, Bülowsvej 13, DK-1870
Frederiksberg C, Copenhagen, Denmark not later than April 1 1997, 1200.
Jacob Weiner
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Agrovej 10
DK-2630 Taastrup, Denmark