Associate Professor of Globalization of Agriculture and Rural Transformation

University of Copenhagen
October 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section for Geography

Faculty of Science,

University of Copenhagen

The position is open from 1st March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The purpose of the position is to strengthen and develop ongoing research on the interaction between the globalization of agriculture and socio-economic dynamics in rural areas that are undergoing transformations. The research will have a specific focus on Africa and Asia. The position will also strengthen teaching in development geography and globalisation processes in agriculture analysed through local and global value chains.

Applicants are required to have a strong and proven record of research within the field described above. Thorough knowledge of methodological issues in global value chain analysis is required and experience from policy formulation is considered an advantage. Experience with field work in Africa and/or Asia is also a requirement. Moreover, applicants must have a keen interest in collaborative research and documented experience from joint research projects is an advantage. Proven records of successful applications for external funds are essential as the successful applicant is expected to seek research funds either independently or in collaboration with other researchers.

Applicants 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 conducting field based teaching in developing countries is an asset.

Duties include the applicant's own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfil other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

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Application deadline: 17-10-2017

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