Professor of Resource Economics
Department of Food and Resource
Faculty of Science
The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty
of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as tenure-track
assistant professor within the field of Resource Economics. The position will
have a main emphasis on the economics and regulation of natural resource use,
with emphasis on renewable resources and the environment. We are looking for
applicants with documented research experience within one or more of the
following topics, or topics related to these:
optimal use and regulation of renewable
resources like fish stocks, forests, wildlife and/or other renewable resources
economics of sustainability, the circular economy and similar concepts
design for natural resource use under market imperfections
economics and regulation of climate change mitigation, biodiversity
conservation and similar global challenges
optimal use and regulation of non-renewable resources, e.g. minerals and fossil
The tenure-track assistant professor’s duties will
primarily include theoretical and empirical research within the above fields, including
contributions to collaborative and interdisciplinary work, obligations with
regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with
associated examination obligations within resource economics. To a limited
extent the position may also include other duties.
The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing
showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally
recognized high potential to make a future impact.
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their
level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be
considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are
not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience
will be considered.
The position is open from 1 October 2019 or as soon as
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
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 starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual
supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952).
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The tenure-track programme
An assigned mentor
will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to
career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.
Performance of the
tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations
and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If
the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor.
Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with
due consideration of differences between research fields.
Criteria for promotion
After a 6-year
tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the
strong publication track record within the specific field of research,
including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some
publications in high-ranked journals
based on work carried out during the tenure-track period
external network of collaboration, including joint publications
significant track record of successful external research funding [Formuleringen
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of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear
independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an
existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the
- Completed http://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including
preparation and development of departmental courses
supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students
The application including all attachments must be in English and
submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Curriculum vitae including:
- Please describe and document international network and
- Please describe and document internationally based
- Positions held at universities/research institutions
- Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other
activities in the media
- Grants held, personal or in part. Career development
- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
- Research plan - description of current and future
- If available, description and documentation
of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and
- Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
- Teaching experience
- Formal pedagogical training
- Complete publication list
- Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant
The deadline for applications is 24 March 2019, 23:59 GMT +1
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the
authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice
of the Interview Committee.
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 26 August
Please refer to the following no. in future communication
in this case: 211-0016/18-2N.