Assistant Professor of Urban and Landscape Design with Specific Focus on Sea Level Rise
University of Copenhagen

Assistant Professor of Urban and Landscape Design with Specific Focus on Sea Level Rise

The assistant professorship is based on a 4 year research project on urban development in the light of sea level rise. While sea levels are rising, coastal protection in Denmark is mainly focused on hard and technological solutions.  The research project will investigate and evaluate alternative, landscape based solutions. The research of the assistant professor will be integrated partner the research project. He or she will work in collaboration with senior staff with specific focus on international and Danish case studies of urban development strategies and landscape based solutions to coastal protection in an urban context. Some cooperation with Danish coastal towns and cities is expected.

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication, and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within urban and landscape design. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Assessment criteria


  • Completed PhD or equivalent in a field relevant to the position (landscape and urban design and planning)

Will be considered:

  • Knowledge and experience with research into climate change adaptation
  • Experience in case study research
  • Experience in international research collaboration
  • Experience in teaching design studios
  • Fluency in English and in Danish or a Nordic language (collaboration with Danish practice is foreseen)
  • Experience from planning and urban design practise

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to professor Gertrud Jørgensen at or +4561300293, where the project description can also be obtained.

The position is open from 1 November 2020 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 starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans with respect to the funded research project
  • Complete list of publications
  • Separate reprints of up to five relevant papers
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications - please describe and document:
    • Teaching experience
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Formal pedagogical training

The deadline for applications is 19 August 2020, 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


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.


Application deadline: 19-08-2020
Employment start: 01-11-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning

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