Aalborg Universitet (AAU)
At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA), a position as Professor of Impact Assessment and Decision-Making is open from 1 October 2017, or soon hereafter. The Department of Planning (PLAN) conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions. The Danish Center for Environmental Assessment is an inter-disciplinary research and policy engagement centre within PLAN undertaking research within the field of impact assessment and environmental decision-making. The Centre provides theoretically pluralistic, methodologically rigorous, and analytically sound input to research and practice, and contributes to out-reach and educational programmes – all with a view to promote participatory and sustainable transitions. DCEA is a leading research centre connecting impact assessment practice to theories of decision-making and governance, with a strong focus on critical engagement with governments, businesses and civil society within regional, national and international policy-making arenas.
Specific research areas for the position fall within impact assessment, planning and decision-making. The applicant should have documented experience in these areas such that they can contribute to the continued development of DCEA’s position as one of the leading research centres connecting impact assessment practice to theories of decision-making and governance with a strong focus on critical engagement with governments, business and civil society.
Teaching will primarily be in the undergraduate programme in By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning (City, Energy and Environmental Planning) and the graduate programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science, but also in other study programmes at the University and in professional training programmes.
In terms of research, the position is aimed at applicants who can document original scientific production in their research and who can demonstrate that they have contributed significantly to the scientific field of the position. The professor will have to take a lead in developing research within the core areas of DCEA. In particular, the professor will be responsible for the research areas and their development:
Mastering Danish or Nordic language is a benefit due to the Danish language teaching opportunities and the many Danish cooperation partners to the center.
Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State. Employment as Professor is in accordance with a classified position on scale 37. In addition, a pensionable increment will be given.
Deadline / Ansøgningsfrist
23 Jun 2017