Associate Professor in Geoinformatics


University of Copenhagen


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Start Date

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for an associate professor in geoinformatics with a specific focus on GIS applications in geosciences, geography, urban and landscape planning, landscape architecture and/or urban design.

The position aims at strengthening the application of geographical information systems (GIS) and computer aided design (CAD) within research fields such as physical geography, land cover/use, climate change mitigation and adaptation, landscape planning and design, urban planning and design. The goal is moreover to strengthen methodological and technical development of geographic information technologies as well as to bridge between different academic environments and research groups at the Department that use GIS as a central tool for research and education. As an applicant, you should have a solid scientific profile and strong teaching experiences within one or more of the research fields mentioned above as well as within one or more of the following topics related to geographic information technology:

  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Abstractions of the real world through different GIS data models
  • Spatial modelling and analysis and spatial statistics
  • Application programming in Python
  • Database management systems
  • Spatial decision support systems
  • Geodesign and Geovisualisation.
  • GIS and CAD data integration

As associate professor you are expected to have an internationally recognized and competitive research profile demonstrated through significant publications and international collaboration. You should have clear visions and plans for scientific development as well as considerable experience in obtaining and managing research grants. You are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required. Experience with research communication to relevant stakeholders is also important. We are looking for a candidate with significant collaborative skills and a strong desire and ability to enter into interdisciplinary collaborations as well as strong skills in research management with a particular focus on mentoring early career researchers.

Once employed at our department, we expect that you are creative and able to demonstrate innovative approaches to your own research that will generate high impact and senior authored publications as well as popular science communication. You should build strong scientific networks and initiate and lead research applications and projects with national and international collaboration involving diverse stakeholders. You will teach and supervise at BSc, MSc and PhD level and continuously develop your teaching by linking research and its applications into the curriculum. You will also contribute to the development and execution of continued education programmes for non-university partners in government, civil society and the private sector. Further you must contribute constructively to implementation of department strategies, wellbeing and collaboration at the department, take part in department forums, committees and working groups and initiate and take part in scientific and social events.