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Researchers in Agricultural Economics and Policy evaluation

The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for up to two positions as researcher within the field of Agricultural Economics and Policy Evaluation. The positions will have their main emphasis on the agricultural sector in developed countries with special emphasis on Danish agriculture. The Department wishes to fill the positions by 1 September 2018 or as soon possible thereafter.  
 
The positions are for a period of 4 years. 
 
The researchers’ duties will primarily include theoretical and empirical research within the above field, public sector consultancy work, and to some extend also teaching. The applicant should have profound knowledge of agriculture in developed countries, like the Danish agricultural sector, and have documented experience with research and policy analysis of relevant topics, e.g. short-term economic forecasts and structural analysis of productivity, structural development and finance ranging from farm level to sector level. The applicants should have insights in agricultural and environmental policies and their impact on farm economic performance. 
 
Applicants must have a PhD degree in agricultural economics or equivalent, must have worked with research within relevant fields in a previous academic position, and have solid theoretical and thematic knowledge. Experience with securing external research funding is preferable. 
 
Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/departments/, specifically at https://ifro.ku.dk/english/
Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section Jesper Sølver Schou, tel. (+45) 3533 6901, jss@ifro.ku.dk  
 
The position is open from 1st September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
 
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
 
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
 
Please include  
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document: 
  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
  • Teaching experience 
  • Formal pedagogical training 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers 
  •  
The deadline for applications the 8th June 2018 GMT +1. 
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
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Application deadline: 08-06-2018
Employment start: 01-09-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of food and Resource Economics

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