Professor in Resource and Environmental Economics

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The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics at the University of Southern Denmark invite applications for a position as professor in Resource and Environmental Economics. The position is located at the SDU campus in Esbjerg. The starting date of the position is November 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

Research in the Department is organized in three research groups, and the announced position will be part of the Research Group "Management and Economics of Resources and the Environment" (MERE). 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. Topics of research within these emphases currently focus on ecosystem conservation and use; marine resource use and conservation; energy transitions; climate regulation and intersections of technology, trade and development relating to these issues. While the research group mainly consists of economists, the research is often placed in multidisciplinary academic and international environment. Research and teaching activities should also strengthen societal engagement in solutions to problems of sustainable development. Read more about MERE here.

We seek applicants with a very strong research record and ability to lead research in a collaborative environment with a focus on resource and environmental economics and management. The preferred applicants' research activity is expected to strengthen the group's research profile and to be published in the most relevant high-quality international journals.

The successful applicant is expected to further develop the research and teaching activities within the area of resource and environmental economics and management and must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with the international research community as well as the surrounding society.

We expect the successful applicant to actively engage in the further development of the research group as well as to contribute positively to the Department as a whole. As senior scholar, the successful applicant is expected to contribute actively to the social and academic life at the Department as well as to participate actively in the guidance of doctoral students and junior faculty. Additionally, we expect active and constructive participation in the University's academic administration. To fulfill the requirements of the position, the candidate chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis.

The Department

The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, is in Esbjerg, and employs some 45 members of staff. The Department emphasizes sociology, business economics, and environmental and resource economics. It conducts research in the following areas organized as research groups: (i) Markets, Organization & Behavior, (ii) Environmental and Resource Economics and (iii) Rural and Cultural Sociology. The Departments profile can be seen at

The Department provides teaching for degrees in General Business Economics (B.Sc.), Marketing and Innovation (M.Sc.), Sport and Event Management (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Energy Management (B.Sc.), Environmental and Resource Management (M.Sc.), Sociology and Cultural Analysis (B.Sc and M.Sc.), and diploma and MBA programs in business. Since it is expected that the successful applicant participates in teaching at all levels of university education (bachelor, master, Ph.D.) as well as in the development of new and the advancement of existing education programs, teaching experience in relevant areas as listed above is required.

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.

Further information can be obtained from Vice-Head of Department, Professor MSO Arne Feddersen (phone: +45 6550 1597; e-mail:

Application, salary, etc.

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

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our web.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio detailing the candidate's prior teaching experience, teaching skills, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication (please see below)
  • 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 and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.   
  • Documented experience with research leadership
  • Documented experience with obtaining external funding and project management
  • Research plan detailing the candidate's ideas and plans for her/his future research work in relation to the units research strategy and development.
  • Publication plan detailing the candidate's ideas and plans for her/his publications for the next 3 years
  • References

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applicants applying for a professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.

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. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointment committee. The appointment committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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" via . Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

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Niels Bohrsvej 9-10, 6700 Esbjerg V

Esbjerg , Denmark