Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Development

Organization

University of Copenhagen

Deadline

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Start Date

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in urban and regional development starting 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position aims at strengthening research in urbanisation and regional development with a focus on spatial socio-economic change and restructuring of labour and industry. Moreover, the successful candidate will sustain and further develop the research group’s quantitative methodologies analysing urbanisation and regional development in a Global North context. The research should be strongly embedded in theory informed empirical analyses and have documented expertise in statistical modelling using and analysing register data, survey data or similar databases. Moreover, to be a successful applicant the candidate should be experienced in two or more of the following fields:

  • Urbanization and regional development processes
  • Urban and regional socio-economic change and inequalities
  • Spatial restructuring of labour and industry

As assistant professor, you are expected to have a clear and forward-looking visions and plans for the development of your research towards future impact. You must have good cooperation skills, abilities for self-management and experience from collaboration with stakeholders beyond academia is an advantage.

The tenure track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication. You will participate in research-based teaching of courses and examination at BSc and MSc level and develop your teaching skills as well as co-supervise PhD students. You will be expected to develop your own as well as collaborative research applications, and be committed to project management and interdisciplinary collaboration. You will build an international scientific network, develop collaboration with stakeholders and collaborate closely with colleagues at the department and contribute to collegial development of the department including participation in scientific and social events. 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.

You must have good cooperation skills, abilities for self-management and experience from collaboration with stakeholders beyond academia is an advantage.