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Postdoc position in “Changing Disasters” in Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen

*Department of Food and Resource Economics Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen*

The Postdoc (2 years) position will form part of an overall research programme named “Changing Disasters”. Changing Disasters is an
interdisciplinary research programme set out to explore the relationship between disasters and societies. The aim of “Changing Disasters” is to investigate how the perpetual presence of real or virtual disasters gives shape to contemporary societies. As hybrid phenomena disasters cannot be explored without 360 degrees knowledge of the various dimensions of human life. The research project is therefore coordinated by researchers from all six faculties of the University of Copenhagen covering theology, law, cultural studies, anthropology, engineering and economics. Please visit the research programme´s webpage for further information.

The Changing Disasters research programme is organized in three clusters focusing on Imaginations, Interventions and Transformations. The Postdoc position is expected to undertake applied quantitative research that links research between the frameworks of “Transformations” and “Interventions”, which aims at analysing the relationship between disasters and systemic change. Are disasters triggers or hindrances?

The postdoc´s duties will include research within economics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is here.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor John Rand:

The position is open from 1 April 2014 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.

*Qualifications – selection criteria*
Applicants must have an academic degree within the social sciences.

Qualifications within one or more of the following scientific areas are required: Economics, Political Science, Sociology and/or Anthropology or equivalent areas related to the social sciences.

– Documented scientific qualifications such as a Ph.D. or equivalent in relation to the above subject area(s)
– Documented scientific publications (peer-reviewed) within the above subject area(s)

*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 402,046 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 68,750). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking

*Please include*

– Cover letter
– Curriculum vita
– Diplomas
– Research plan – description of current and future research plans
– Complete publication list
– Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is *15 February 2014. *

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*The University of Copenhagen actively influences current and future generations through excellent research, education and co-operation. UCPH is one of the highest ranked universities in Europe and is Denmark´s oldest university, founded in 1479. Today, the University has 37,000 students and 9,000 employees affiliated across six faculties: humanities, law, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and theology.