Full professor in applied environmental economics

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Applications are invited for permanent position in the field of applied environmental economics at the Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Expected start date and duration of employment This is a permanent position from 1 October 2023 or as soon possible.

Job description The selected candidate is expected to:

  • Develop internationally recognized and successful research within the field of environmental and natural resource economics
  • Take a leading role in further development of the externally funded environmental economic research.
  • Develop and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the department, and bridge with other departments at the university, as well as relevant national and international research communities.
  • Take part in advisory activities of relevant regulatory authorities (national and EU) and private organizations, as lead and/or in a team with other researchers
  • Take a leading role in talent development within environmental economics by supervising PhD level students and post docs.

Your profile The position requires excellent skills within the field of applied environmental economics, and experience from integrated economic and natural scientific research. The ideal candidate has a strong record in quantitative economic analyses, and a proven ability to develop and apply different methodological approaches in analyses of environmental economic problems. Applicants should have several years of highly productive post-graduate research after completed PhD. A strong publication record in high-level, international, peer-reviewed journals, and a significant track-record of successful external research funding, are required. Moreover, the successful candidate is expected to have strong international networks and capability of building networks at international and national level. The applicant must have proven extensive international research collaboration (e.g. joint papers and proposals), a demonstrated research leadership, and successful supervision of PhD students is required. Experience in conducting consultancy/advisory projects, and developing and delivering high-quality undergraduate/graduate teaching is desirable. The successful candidate should have demonstrated an ability to provide inspiration and guidance for colleagues, and be able to demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model for values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary academic environment. The position, therefore, requires a highly motivated scientist who is comfortable working in teams. The candidate is expected to be able to establish a strong extramural funded research program by taking lead in research applications to the EU Horizon program as well as to public and private foundations in Denmark. Currently, Denmark is investing heavily in green transition research. A clear profile of the candidate in this field is therefore expected.

Who we are The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University. The expertise ranges across economics, social science, policy analysis, geography, physics, chemistry, microbiology and mathematical modelling. Both basic and applied research is conducted related to major challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution control, management of land, soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services, climate change, and energy systems. Advisory services within these areas are offered to ministries and other stakeholders. Currently, about 170 staff and PhD-students are working at the department. Further information may be found at http://www.envs.au.dk/en/.The selected candidate will be affiliated with the Environmental Social Science and Geography research unit. The unit employs approximately 20 staff, focusing on the interlinkages between the environment and society from economics, political science, sociology, and geography perspectives. The strategic foci of the unit include environmental policy analysis, regulation and economic instruments, understanding of preferences and behavior of economic actors and policy makers, spatial integrated modelling, and valuation of ecosystem services. Within these areas we carry out research, advisory services for policy makers, and some teaching (we don’t have any bachelor or master programs at the department though). The unit has a strong international profile, obtained by leading and participating in many international projects.

What we offer The department offers:

  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment The place of work is Department of Environmental Science, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information For further information, please contact: Professor Katarina Elofsson, phone number +4522126682, katarina.elofsson@envs.au.dk. Or Head of Department Professor Carsten Suhr Jacobsen +45 25377667, csj@envs.au.dk. Or Head of Section, Senior Researcher, Anders Branth Pedersen, +4587158545, abp@envs.au.dk   

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.