Postdoc in agricultural/environmental economics

Copenhagen University
June 23, 2024
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Department of Food and Resource Economics Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen invites application for a fixed-term postdoc position (36 months) in the areas of agricultural/environmental economics, with special reference to analysis of advanced agrivoltaics systems. The position is expected to commence on 1st September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job Description

Within the Department of Food and Resource Economics, the postdoc position will be placed in the Production, Market and Policy section. The position is funded by the Danish Innovation Fund project AGRIVOLT aiming at developing in- depth understanding of the impact from using novel agrivoltaics systems in combination with use of field robots. One objective of the AGRIVOLT project is to conduct an economic and environmental impact assessment, including environmental cost and benefits, from the implementation of selected systems. Studies will be based on field trials in Flakkebjerg conducted in partnership with Aarhus University. A second objective is to study farmers and other stakeholder perceptions of using these systems.

The postdoc will join several other team members in the project to apply and develop appropriate tools to conduct and analyse relevant scenarios, including modelling and assessment of the financial and environmental cost and benefits and to conduct survey and workshop activities with farmers and other stakeholders. Results from the project are expected to appear in reputable academic journals and to be communicated to key stakeholders in the wider society.

In addition to the research tasks, the postdoc is also expected to contribute to the research environment at the Department, including but not limited to participations in the department's seminar series, and initiate and engage in scientific discussions with other researchers. Other duties may include co- supervision of bachelor and master's theses.

Further information on the Department can be found at https: //

Inquiries about the position can be directed to associate professor Søren Marcus Pedersen. [email protected] + 45 51 92 07 20

The position is open from 1st October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Formal requirements

The successful candidate should have:

  • a PhD degree in applied/agricultural economics or environmental economics or a closely related field;
  • strong analytical skills in core economic theory and quantitative methods;
  • strong analytical skills with statistic methods and farm surveys.
  • ability to draft scientific papers in English and effective oral presentation skills.
  • In addition, the following qualifications/records are highly valued:

  • knowledge about agronomy and interest to collaborate with stakeholders in co-creation activities
  • analytical skills with farm management models
  • publication records in reputed international journals in relevant research areas;
  • teaching experience in relevant subject areas at university level.
  • Further information on the Department is linked at https: // www. Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor Søren Marcus Pedersen [email protected].

    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.

    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
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is 23rd June 2024, 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: // .

    Interviews will be held the 19th or 21st August 2024.

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