Tenure-track – Assistant Professor in Crop Science and Sustainable Cropping Systems

    Tenure-track - Assistant Professor in Crop Science and Sustainable Cropping Systems

    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Crop Science and Sustainable Cropping Systems, in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 09, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +2)


    PositionAssistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Crop Science
    – Sustainable Cropping Systems
    SalaryDKK 437.4353 / Year
    WorkplaceDepartment of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN)
    Faculty of Science
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period6 Years
    Starting dateDec 01, 2021


    Candidates should have PhD degree in related fields


    Specifically the tenure-track assistant professor in Crop Science and Sustainable Cropping Systems should have experience with and knowledge of:

    • Agronomy
    • Field grown crops in an applied perspective
    • Field experiments
    • Sustainable cropping systems
    • Genotype, environment and management (G×E×M) interactions
    • Data management

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The tenure track 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 crop science and sustainable cropping systems. The tenure track Assistant Professor is expected to strengthen the research based teaching in the field of agriculture, farming systems, crop production and stress physiology and ensure coherence and continuity of teaching of high quality. The candidate is expected to take active part in teaching of basic and advanced crop science on BSc as well as MSc level. The tenure track assistant professor should contribute to the continuous development of courses on BSc and MSc level and undertake supervision of BSc and MSc students.

    As PLEN BSc courses are taught in Danish the candidate should be committed to teach in Danish within 2-3 years. To a limited extent, the position may also include other duties.

    The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

    How to Apply?

    The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW above.

    Documents Required

    • Curriculum vitae including:
      • Please describe and document international network and relations
      • Please describe and document internationally based activities
      • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark
      • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media
      • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.
    • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
    • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
      • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
      • Teaching experience
      • Formal pedagogical training
    • Complete publication list
    • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

    The tenure-track programme

    An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

    Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive the assistant professor will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.

    About the Department

    Research and teaching at PLEN covers topics within Agriculture, Biotechnology and Environment. The department is divided into nine sections dealing with a wide range of subjects. Focus is on plants, animals, soil and microorganisms – from molecules through organisms to populations and anthropogenic ecosystems. It is our vision to maintain and develop our position as one of the principle centres for plant science and the related areas based on excellent basic and applied research. The department hosts state-of-the art infrastructure, unique field research facilities and many opportunities for collaboration within the department. The tenure-track assistant professor will be affiliated to the section of Crop Sciences located at the Taastrup Campus.

    Terms of employment

    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 437.4353 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801).


    Head of Department Svend Christensen
    Email: svc@plen.ku.dk
    Phone: +45 51489421

    Official advertisement

    211-0091/21-2N Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Crop Science and Sustainable Cropping Systems

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 10th, 2021 (GMT+9)