Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Geography with a specialization in rural-urban transformations in the Global South


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Start Date

Friday, December 1, 2017

A tenure track in human geography with a specialization in development and rural-urban transformations in the Global South is open at the Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be attached to the research group Environment and Society in Developing Countries.

The successful candidate shall take part in forming and further strengthening the section’s research on rural-urban transformations in the Global South and participate in ongoing research projects within the field as well as developing his/her own. The candidate must have strong research experience within two or more of the following fields related to rural-urban transformations: migration, livelihood trajectories, social mobility, processes of socioeconomic development, and the nature and diversity of urbanization dynamics. The candidate should have experience from research, including fieldwork, in the Global South.

The tenure track 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 human geography. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

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.

The position is open from 1 December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 Head of Department Claus Beier (cbe@ign.ku.dk).

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

Contact Name

Claus Beier

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