A position as assistant professor in law for a period of 4 years is available at the Department of Food and Resource Economics with a particular view to further development of research and teaching within environmental law, animal law, food law and/or EU 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. 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: environmental law, animal law, food law, EU law, administrative law or other relevant areas of law. Language skills in English as well as Danish are emphasised as teaching is in both English and Danish.
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. 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.
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://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5a_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Assistant_professors.pdf
Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/
. Inquiries about the position can be made to professor Peter Sandøe [email protected]
or professor Helle Tegner Anker [email protected]
The position is open from 1 March 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. 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
- 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 14 January 2024, 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Interviews/trial lectures will be held in the end of January/beginning of February.