211-0071/19-2E Associate Professor in Agricultural Value Chains

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Storkøbenhavn
12-03-2019
Expires
21-04-2019

Associate Professor in Agricultural Value Chains
Department of Food and Resource Economics
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as associate professor in the field of Agricultural Value Chains. The Department wishes to fill the position by 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a researcher to complement the research profile of the Section for Productions Markets and Policy. The successful applicant will be specialized in research on the structure and development of agricultural value chains, e.g. investigating aspects of marketing, tenure and rural development impacts, or investigating environmental aspects of international sourcing of and trade in products and inputs. The applicant will have a research and teaching profile that covers this topic with a global and international perspective. Experience with interdisciplinary research, advisory work for the public sector and/or industry, and teaching is an asset.

The researchers of the Section of Production, Markets and Policy engage in inter-disciplinary research on economic and policy aspects of the food and agricultural sector, in Denmark, the EU and globally. Research areas include issues of agricultural and food economics, food and agricultural policy, trade in agricultural products and food, and business management and innovation. The researchers work on cases and issues from both a local perspective, e.g. in Denmark or developing economies as well as on EU and global aspects.

Applicants must have an academic degree (PhD or equivalent). We expect applicants for the position to have a degree in agricultural economics, forest economics, or similar disciplines.

Qualifications include:

  • A documented track record in publication at an international level, within the topical areas of the position
  • Experience with fund raising and management of externally funded research projects, as well as advisory work and out-reach.
  • Experience and skills in project leadership, management and administration.
  • 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.
Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, advisory work for the public sector, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

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 important.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, bjt@ifro.ku.dk, +4535331700 or Head of Section Jesper Sølver Schou, jss@ifro.ku.dk, + 4535336901

The position is open from 1 November 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.

Commencing salary for Associate Professors is currently up to DKK 469.409 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 80.268).

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include
  • Curriculum vitae including information about researcher ID/Orcid
  • Diplomas
  • 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
The deadline for applications is 21 April 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.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 16 September 2019.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0071/19-2E

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