Assistant Professor of urban transitions and sustainable urban development

Copenhagen University


May 22, 2022


We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic assistant professor who will join the department for a 4-year position to commence autumn 2022.

The position is in the field of sustainable urban development and urban transitions both in the Global North and Global South. Climate change adaptation, urban planning and governance, transition theory, sustainable urban water management and water resilience are key fields of research and teaching.

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 urban planning, sustainable water management and climate change. The position will include travelling and field work in developing cities in the Global South.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. Knowledge and experince from urban development in the Global South will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https: // videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til- meritering/5aCriteriaforrecognisingmerit-Assistantprofessors.pdf .

Further information on the Department is linked at https: // www.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Lise Herslund, or Henrik Vejre .

The position is open from 1 November 2022 .

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 Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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:
  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
  • Teaching experience
  • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 22 May 2022, 23:59 GMT+2.

    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 https: // .

    Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0262/22-2A

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