Department of Geosciences and Natural resource Management
Faculty of Science

Associate Professor of Physical Geography focused
on Dynamic Geomorphology


This position, embedded in the Research Group Dynamic Geomorphology - Processes and Landscapes, focuses on landscape dynamics on time scales from minutes to millennia in glacial, fluvial and marine landscape systems. The successful candidate has expertise in collection and analysis of field data, with GIS, and will have competencies within one or more of the following subjects:

  • Dynamic geomorphology and sediment transport in flowing water
  • Numerical modelling of hydrodynamics and sediment transport
  • Landscape reconstruction
  • Landscape management

The Assosiate Professor's duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within Physical Geography and more specifically the disciplines geomorphology and morphodynamics. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties such as strengthening the cooperation with other sections at the department.

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.

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 fulfill 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.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Claus Beier (

The position is open from 1 May 2019 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.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 469.409 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 80.268)

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 external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2018, 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

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 8 April 2018.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0036/18-2E.

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