Assistant Professor of Law

University of Copenhagen


Assistant professor in Law


Would you like to pursue an academic career in an interdisciplinary environment?

A position as assistant professor in law is available at the Department of Food and Resource Economics with a particular view to further development of research and teaching within EU Law, environmental law, food law and administrative law. The law group at the Section for Consumption, Bioethics and Governance is responsible for teaching law courses at the Faculty of Science to non-law students. The law group conducts research in topics of particular relevance for the Faculty, e.g. environmental law, food law and EU law. You will be part of a well-functioning team and be able to develop your academic and personal skills in an interdisciplinary context challenged by active students and colleagues. Furthermore, establishment and maintenance of contacts and networks both within and outside academia is encouraged.

Applicants must have an academic degree within law as well as documented scientific qualifications such as a Ph.D. or equivalent in relation to the above subject area. Qualifications within one or more of the following scientific areas are required: EU law, administrative law, environmental law, food law or other relevant areas of law.

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 law. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties. Language skills in English as well as Danish are needed as teaching is in both English and Danish.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to professor Helle Tegner Anker,  ph: +45 35332321.

The position is open from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to 4 years.

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 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:Complete publication list
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 25 November 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


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 25-11-2019

Employment start: 01-01-2020

Working hours: Full time

Department/Location: Institut for Fødevare- og Ressourceøkonomi

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