At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Aalborg, a position as Assistant Professor in Environmental Planning and Assessments is open for appointment from 01.07.2021 – 30.06.2024 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years. At Department of Planning, we have about 200 employees situated at the Aalborg and Copenhagen campus. The department provides excellent research and teaching in the field of planning, technology and society in order to create a more sustainable future. We are interdisciplinary in the technical, natural and social science disciplines and present a unique combination of social and technological understanding where digital and technological solutions merge with the needs of society. Our research creates the foundation for educating the young people of tomorrow, and as part of Aalborg University, the department rests on a socially engaging and problem-oriented approach. It is also at Department of Planning that the UNESCO Center for Problem-Based Learning is at home. That helps ensure, we create educations aimed at the job market and a society with increasing focus on technology, digitization, sustainability and partnerships for a sustainable transition. See more at http://www.plan.aau.dk


The research areas will be within the field of environmental planning and assessment. In particular, you are expected to contribute to the research and teaching within the field of environmental assessment and sustainability. Moreover, you will take part in relevant ongoing research projects. 

Teaching will primarily be in the Bachelor Program in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning and the international Master’s Program in Environmental Management, but also in other study programs at the University. Experience with problem-based learning is an advantage.

Environmental planning and assessment is a broad field of research. This position focuses on environmental decision-making and assessment of environmental impacts in a field, which you will be a part of defining. As examples of sectors, this focus could be within land-use, biodiversity, water, extraction industries, or others, and it could theoretically be about governance, regulatory instruments, power, or others.

As part of the position, you are offered the possibility to undertake the course in university pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University. The course is a comprehensive, research-based pedagogical competence development course that provides Assistant Professors with the pedagogical and didactic foundation for a permanent career at Aalborg University (or another higher education institution).

You are expected to have experience with research and teaching and have shown interest in networking for research purposes and collaboration with stakeholders.

You are expected to be willing to learn Danish in order to teach in Danish at the bachelor programme.

The workplace is Aalborg and the position period is three years with possibility for prolongation for a maximum of 1 year.

The position is within the Danish Center for Environmental Assessment (DCEA). DCEA is a group of 20 researchers within the field of environmental assessment and governance. The group reflects a team with cross-disciplinary competences, a balanced proportion of men and women, a balance between experienced researchers and young talent, and different ethnicities.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Research Group and Professor Lone Kørnøv, +45 2310 4448, lonek@plan.aau.dk

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 99403972. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here  


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.





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