Senior Adviser

The Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science invites applications for a senior advisor in Agricultural Economics and Policy from 1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter,

The main task of the senior advisor is to conduct and facilitate research-based Public Sector Service support. In addition, the senior advisor may hold and participate in research projects as well as undertake relevant supervision or teaching tasks at BSc or MSc level.

Relevant experience within one or more of the following or similar topics is expected:

  • Economic evaluation of land use policies, e.g. land consolidation processes, incentives for land use changes, environmental policies, etc.
  • Evaluation of impacts of international value chains and markets in the agri-food system on economic, environmental and other issues of interest
  • Economic scenario analysis of changes in production systems and technologies
  • Forecasts and evaluation of the agricultural sector’s economic development
  • Insights and experience in applying relevant data sources.

Assessment of applicants as senior advisor will be based on documented research competencies (PhD level and experience corresponding to several years as researcher or similar) in relation to the scientific profile within the topics mentioned above, experience with research-based consultancy work and/or teaching.

The position is within the Section of Production, Markets and Policy, but the senior advisor will work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues across the Department, other Departments at KU, with authorities as well as researchers at other universities and private companies, also internationally. Therefore, well documented collaborative skills, experience with project management, and ability to comply with relatively short deadlines will be an advantage. Ability to or willingness to learn to read and speak Danish at daily use level, would be an advantage.

Further information about the Department can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of department, Professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen ( or Head of Section Berit Hasler (

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.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about experience with securing external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Description of experience with advisory work for authorities and with supervision and teaching

The deadline for applications is 5 June 2023, 23:59 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


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Bo Jellesmark Thorsen


Berit Hasler


Application deadline: 05-06-2023
Employment start: 01-08-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: IFRO
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