Governance of natural resources – linking agroecology and nature-based solutions with novel governance frameworks


Aarhus University


Friday, January 6, 2023

Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, offers an attractive career opportunity for promising and skilled researchers. The position is offered as either a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor depending on the qualification of the applicant. We invite applications for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor focusing on governance of natural resources linked to agricultural systems. The starting point of the subject lies in the complex interplay between agriculture, ecosystems and society, as well as related societal challenges. The position is a career development position with the possibility of transition to a tenured associate professorship and will be available from 01-03-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

As Tenure Track Assistant Professor you will be part of a research environment focusing on sustainable agri-food systems and resource management. We want to expand and consolidate the expertise of our research group in that area. Areas of study include policy implementation and evaluation of agri-environmental policies, sustainable nutrient management, agroecology and sustainable land management, participatory governance and collaborative decision processes. Achieving sustainable governance of agroecological systems is a complex issue that requires trans-disciplinary and integrative research initiatives and solutions, this position offers substantial opportunity to develop innovative research methods.

You will contribute to the development of the department through research of the highest international quality and your primary tasks will be to conduct independent research, including publication in high-impact scientific journals; be responsible for teaching, guidance and examination of BSc and MSc degree students and co-supervision of PhD students; as well as attracting external research funding.

You will get the opportunity to collaborate with relevant national and international research environments and in your daily work, you will work closely with both Danish and international colleagues.

We expect that you will be an important part of the research environment and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment.