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Assistant Professor of Sensory and Consumer Science

The Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen opens the position of Assistant Professor in Sensory and Consumer Science. The candidate will join the Section for Food Design and Consumer Behaviour at the Department and should be capable of conducting and developing inter-disciplinary research at the interface of food design and consumer perception. The position will involve collaborations within the department and with national and international academic and industry partners.
The position is for a period of 3 years. 
The candidate should develop collaborative research within the areas of food perception, consumer preferences and sensory design of eating behaviour with the overall aim to contribute to food designs for different consumer populations. The Assistant Professor must have knowledge about the principal methodologies used in sensory characterisation of foods and beverages as well as consumer evaluation. 
The appointee must have qualifications within the following areas: 
  • An academic degree in food science supplemented with a PhD in sensory science 
  • Experience in sensory analysis, experimental designs and evaluation methods 
  • Consumer research methodologies including acceptance testing 
  • Data analytical skills of analysing sensory and consumer data, including linkage to instrumental data 
In addition, the appointed must be able to  
  • Conduct cross-disciplinary research  
  • Initiate and participate in research collaborations with national and international partners within academia and food industry 
  • Show initiatives and take responsibility for research management, experimental planning, data handling, publication and dissemination of scientific outcomes to different stakeholders 
  • Provide student focused and research-based teaching, including development of teaching materials 
The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within sensory science. To a limited extend this may also include performance of other duties.  
Further information on the Department is linked at
Inquiries about the position can be made to Anna Haldrup,   
The position is open from 1st March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document: 
  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
  • Teaching experience 
  • Formal pedagogical training 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers 
The deadline for applications is 7th January 2019, 23:59 CET 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at  

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Ansøgningsfrist: 07-01-2019
Ansættelsesdato: 01-03-2019
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: FOOD

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