Assistant Professorship in Environmental Economics University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics Denmark

Assistant Professorship in Environmental Economics


Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen 

 
The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics. The position is co-funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and the Department of Economics and is available from September 1st, 2018, but a later or earlier start is also possible. The chosen candidate is hired for a period of four years.  
 
 
Qualifications  
 
To be qualified for the position the applicant must have a PhD in Economics or equivalent academic qualifications and some research experience in Environmental Economics.  
 
 
The Department of Economics has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. The new staff is expected to contribute actively to the advance of this environment.
 
 
Job description  
 
Duties attached to the position as Assistant Professor are:  
 
• Research within the field of Environmental Economics, including participation in the research project “Developing the GREEN REFORM Model: A Model of the     Interaction of the Environment and the Danish Economy”. The project is directed by Professor Peter Birch Sørensen and Director of the Danish Institute for     Economic Modelling and Forecasting (DREAM) Peter Stephensen and is supported by a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation.  
• Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students. The teaching load will be reduced to half the normal load for an Assistant     Professor.  
• Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society.  
 
 
An assistant professorship is a further-education post. Supervision as well pedagogical training is provided.  
 
 
Conditions of employment  
 
 
Terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary as Assistant Professor is within the range DKR 392,000 – 413,000 (EUR 52,600 – 55,400 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to the pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of the salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited from abroad, see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/  
 
 
For additional information about assistant professorships, see: “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013”, which is found at: http://ufm.dk/lovstof/gaeldende-love-og-regler/uddannelsesinstitutioner/filer/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf  
(Assistant Professorships, see 2.2.A).  
 
  
Applications  
 
Applications must be written in English and must include the following information and documentation:  
 
• A full CV, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and     international research cooperation.  
• A complete and numbered list of publications. The publications enclosed in the application that the applicant would like the assessment committee to consider should     be marked with an asterisk (*).  
• The marked publications (maximum 6) must be uploaded in the application.  
• Documentation of teaching experience and evaluation, supervisory activities and pedagogical training (if any).  
• Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large (if available).
 
 
If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s contribution to each individual work must be clarified in the application, and if possible, a declaration from the co-authors or the head of the institution or office at which the work was completed should be enclosed as well.  
 
 
Application procedure  
 
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/  
 
 
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in the positions to apply, regardless of personal background.
 
 
Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Department of Economics is a highly research-orientated department within Denmark’s premier University. The Department is one of the leading economics departments in Europe and offers courses at Bachelors, Master’s and PhD levels.  
 
 
Information  
 
 
Additional general information on the conditions for employment can be obtained from Head of Department, Christian Schultz, phone +45 35 32 30 39, e-mail: christian.schultz@econ.ku.dk. Further information about the research project on the GREEN REFORM model can be obtained from Professor Peter Birch Sørensen at pbs@econ.ku.dk.  
 
Information about the Department can be found at http://www.econ.ku.dk/  
 
 
The deadline for applications including enclosures is June 1, 2018 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).  
 
 
Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply” and fill in the application form. Applications sent by regular mail or by e-mail will not be accepted.  
 
 
Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.  


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