Faculty Position at UCPH University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Associate Professor of Resource Economics at UCPH, Denmark, Aug 2022


Associate Professor of Resource Economics will have a main emphasis on the economics and regulation of natural resources is available at the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1 January 2023
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Food and Resource Economics

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5b_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Associate_professors.pdf .

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as associate professor within the field of Resource Economics. The position will have a main emphasis on the economics and regulation of natural resources. We are looking for applicants with documented research experience within one or more of the following topics, or topics related to these:

  • The optimal use and regulation of non-renewable resources, such as fossil energy sources and various minerals,
  • The optimal use and regulation of renewable resources, such as fish stocks, forests, wildlife, water, and renewable energy sources,
  • The economics of sustainability, circular economy, and similar concepts,
  • Selection of regulatory instruments for natural resource use under market imperfections,
  • The economics and regulation of global challenges and issues in relation to, e.g., climate change, biodiversity, and plastic.

The associate professor’s duties will primarily include theoretical and empirical research within the above fields, including contributions to collaborative and interdisciplinary work, obligations regarding publication/scientific communication and supervision and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within resource economics. The position may also include other duties, like public sector advisory work.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 211-0403/22-2E

Application Procedure

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

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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.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

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Contact details

Further information on the Department can be found at https://ifro.ku.dk/english/, and we encourage all applicants to study it before applying. We also encourage applicants to learn more about working in Denmark and the many ways in which the University can help at https://ism.ku.dk/.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section Henrik Meilby, tel. (+45) 35 33 17 40, [email protected] or Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen (+45) 353 31700, [email protected].

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