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Postdoc position in Environmental Geography with a specialization in agricultural transformation in the Global South

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a two-year postdoc position in the environmental sustainability of food value chains.

The postdoc will be a part of an ongoing research project on traditional and modern food value chains and sustainable upgrading opportunities in the Global South. The postdoc project will conduct research on the impacts of food value chain transformations on the environment. Assessments of environmental impacts will be conducted at field level (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, pesticide use) and at different nodes of the value chains (e.g waste production). Fieldwork will take place in Thailand.

The successful applicant must master qualitative and quantitative research methods and have a proven record of fieldwork experience, preferably from Asia. Documented skills within farming systems analysis, environmental assessment tools and statistical analysis are also required. Experience with Life Cycle, Assessment and/or with Carbon Footprint methodologies is an advantage.

The successful candidate will be attached to the research group ‘Environment and Society in Developing Countries’ (http://ign.ku.dk/english/research/geography/environment-society-developing-countries) at Section for Geography.
Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Thilde Bech Bruun, (thbb@ign.ku.dk) or Associate Professor Marianne Nylandsted Larsen (mnl@ign.ku.dk), Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

The position is open from 01.09.2018 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 according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 419.772 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.781). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The application deadline is 01.07.2018 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held in week 34.


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