Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Faculty of Science

Professor of Coastal Geomorphology (211-0060/19-2K)

This position, embedded in the Research Group Dynamic Geomorphology - Processes and Landscapes within the Section for Geography, aims at strengthening research and education on sedimentary processes and geomorphology in coastal landscapes. The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized researcher within at least two or more of the following topics:

  • Hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes in coastal zones
  • Sedimentary deposits and geomorphology in coastal zones
  • Coastal zone management
  • Coastal geomorphology and coastal evolution in cold climates
  • Coastal landscape evolution
  • Numerical modelling of hydrodynamics and sediment transport in the coastal zone

The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized researcher that has contributed to development of the broad field of coastal geomorphology. The candidate should have demonstrated good ability on attracting national and international research funding as well as having experience with research leadership, including mentoring of early career 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. Moreover, applicants are expected to have shown leadership in developing and implementing educational programmes within coastal geomorphology or related fields.

Besides conducting own research, the successful candidate is expected to drive and inspire the development of the research field, initiate and conduct significant research applications and explore and exploit the cross disciplinary potentials within the department. Other duties include 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.

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide candidates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. We value scientific interactions among colleagues, cross disciplinary interactions and care for the early career scientists. The Section for Geography is a vibrant research and educational environment that spans a wide range of geographical sub-disciplines within human and physical geography. The Section collaborates broadly within and beyond the department. Further information on the Department and the section can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Claus Beier,

The position is open from 1st November 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 for Professors - DKK 621.105 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK 106.208).

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 7 July 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 30 September 2019.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0060/19-2K.

posted: 25 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.