Postdoctoral position in the Economics and Management of sustainable food, water and/or energy transitions at the University of Southern Denmark

Postdoctoral position in the Economics and Management of sustainable food, water and/or energy transitions at the University of Southern Denmark

Postdoctoral position in the Economics and Management of sustainable food, water and/or energy transitions at the University of Southern Denmark.

The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is accepting applications for a post-doctoral position in the Economics and Management of sustainable food, water and/or energy transitions.

The position is located at the campus in Esbjerg. The starting date of the position is August 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Additionally, the position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

We expect candidates within the following fields:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Transitions
  • Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental and Ecological Economics
  • Renewable Resources and Conservation
  • Energy Economics; Energy Transition
  • Climate Economics

The candidate should have interests that complement the research group, Management and Economics of Resources and the Environment (MERE). The research group profile is available at this website. The focus of the MERE group puts specific emphasis on economic uses of the interlinked biosphere and biophysical systems as well as risk analysis and management.

We expect the applicant to assist in the development of an extramurally funded and inter- /trans- disciplinary research program, focused on developing new understandings of applied economics and risk management for sustainable transitions of socio-ecological systems, faced with disruptions from e.g. climate change and biodiversity loss. This will include assisting in building collaborative relationships with local, regional, national and/or international partners. Systems thinking, strong quantitative and analytical skills, and breadth in social scientific approaches are particularly desirable. Research application to Marine, Arctic and Nordic systems is anticipated.

Some teaching is expected. The candidate should have an interest and ability to teach in the department’s programs in Environmental and Resource Management (MSc), Risk management (MSc), and/or Business Economics (BSc). The Business Economics program includes an Energy Management line. Ability to teach in Danish language is an advantage. Language acquisition will be supported by the department and Esbjerg Kommune.

While the research group mainly consists of economists, the research is often placed in multidisciplinary academic and international environments. Research and teaching activities should strengthen societal engagement in solutions to problems of sustainable development. SDU is actively working to broaden inter- and trans- disciplinary research. In this context, researchers in the MERE group are active participants with leadership roles in Clusters within the Department of Business and Social Science, and the Blue SDU and SDG Collab networks at the university level, and the University of the Arctic and Willis Research Network worldwide that work to foster research connections. They also participate and lead in several EU Consortiums and broader networks.

The Department provides a competitive salary, modern facilities for research and teaching, as well as resources for research assistants and for travel and conference participation. The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of working in an inspiring and open research environment. We expect applicants to be present regularly and approx. 3 days pr. week.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Research Group, Professor Brooks Kaiser (phone: +45 6550 1590; e-mail: [email protected]).

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually.
Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
    • Please attach the PhD dissertation as a publication, if such exist

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Deadline: 2022-05-18 at 23:59

Read the job description at the University homepage or apply.

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