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READVERTISEMENT Assistant Professor of Human Geography



Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, Section of Geography, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is seeks an Assistant Professor of Human Geography with a focus on agricultural geography and landscape ecology in a Global North Context starting 1st of August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This position focuses on the analysis of rural development with an emphasis on agriculture, landscape ecology and cultural landscape in a Global North context. The successful candidate has a broad expertise of rural development research – including shifts in economic base, demography, and nature management and it is an advantage if the candidate has specific knowledge of the Danish context. Topics related to nature conservation, environmental protection and the role of land owners as well as the impact of current Danish and international legislation in landscape management and environmental protection are central research topics. A broad methodological experience using both quantitative and qualitative methods is preferred – including spatial aspects and the use of GIS.

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 agricultural geography and landscape ecology in a Global north context. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for research funding within this field. To a limited extent the position may also include performance of other duties. The ability to teach courses at Bachelor level in Danish is necessary.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Geography Section, Ole Mertz,

The position is open from 1st August, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and is a 3-year time-limited position with possibility for extension up to 1 year.

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 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 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 14 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

Interviews/trial lectures will be held in the week beginning 1 July 2019.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0018/19-2A.

Praktisk information
Undervisning og pædagogik,
Forskning og udvikling,
Ingeniør og naturvidenskab