Tenure Track Researchers in Environmental Economics

Aarhus University


Environmental Science, Dept. of - Faculty: Science and Technology

Tenure Track Researchers in Environmental Economics

15 Jan

11 Mar

Expected start
1 May

Environmental Science, Dept. of
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde

130 Tenure Track Forsker
Full-time position


The Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark is offering positions as Tenure track Researchers. The positions are to be filled May 1st, 2019, at the latest.

The Department of Environmental Science 
The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Science & Technology at Aarhus University. The expertise ranges from social science, geography, economics and policy analysis to mathematical modelling, physics, chemistry, and microbiology. Both pure and applied research is conducted on some of the major challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution control mechanisms, management of land, soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services and climate change. Advisory services within these areas are offered to ministries and other stakeholders. Currently, about 120 staff and PhD-students are working at the department. Further information may be found at http://www.envs.au.dk.

The selected candidates will be affiliated with the Section for Environmental Social Science. The section employs 20 staff and focuses on interdisciplinary analyses of the interlinkages between the environment and society, involving the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. The strategic foci of the section include spatial economic modelling, economics of ecosystem services and the understanding of actions and actors in policy formulation and implementation. The results are used in advisory services for decision makers, for teaching and disseminated to the wider research community. 

Description of the positions
The selected candidates are expected to develop the field of research and research ideas independently and in teams, and to contribute to existing and upcoming research projects.  The candidates are expected to develop and apply state-of-the-art empirical environmental-economic models including spatial models to assess impacts of environmental policy options. There will be ample opportunities to develop collaborations with researchers in the environmental social science section and the environmental science department more broadly as well as with scientists from other institutions.  

The selected candidates are expected to contribute to advisory work as part of the contract with the Ministry of Environment and Food, as well as other advisory projects. There will also be possibilities for contributing to the development of teaching of graduate courses on environmental economics as well as other teaching activities. Furthermore, the candidates will take part in all aspects of a university position, including research, fund raising and administration.

Qualifications requirements
The positions require background in environmental economics. Documented experience in applications of quantitative methods in economics is required. The qualifications should be documented by published contributions in international high-quality research outlets. The applicants should as a minimum hold scientific qualifications equivalent to  Ph.D. qualification.

The candidates are expected to be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary international academic environment. The positions, therefore, requires highly motivated scientists who are comfortable working in teams. 

To enable contributions to the advisory work the ability to communicate in Danish /Scandinavian languages is an advantage.  Aarhus University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age and ethnic background.

Work location 
The place of work will be at Aarhus University in Roskilde, Denmark. The city of Roskilde (www.roskilde.dk) is located close to Copenhagen. The area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational pursuits. 

International candidates may find information concerning living and working in Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk. AU International Center offers a full range of services to make your transition to Denmark as smooth as possible (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ias/), and the department will assist foreign candidates with finding a suitable place to live.

Further information: For further information about the positions and the projects, please contact Head of Section Berit Hasler, bh@envs.au.dk. Tel: +45 871 58637. 

English is spoken on a daily basis at the department. 


Science and Technology Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Researcher for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured position as Senior Researcher.

The aim of the Science and Technology Tenure Track Programme is to:
  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path
As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish). 

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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