Assistant Professor in Urban Resilience, Urban planning, Climate change

    Assistant Professor in Urban Resilience, Urban planning, Climate change

    Urban Resilience, Urban planning, Climate change – Assistant Professor in Urban Resilience within the Urban Resilience Group (SDU-Resilience) at the Section for Civil and Architectural Engineering (CAE), in the Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI) at the Faculty of Engineering (TEK) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Urban planning
    – Urban resilience
    – Climate change
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Technology and Innovation (ITI)
    Faculty of Engineering (TEK) 
    University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAs soon as possible


    The candidate must have a PhD degree in urban resilience, urban planning, climate change, architecture, engineering or related areas.


    The candidate shall demonstrate:

    • Research and publication record in the knowledge areas.
    • Experience in preparing applications for funding at national and international level.
    • Track of record in teaching and supervision of students, particularly in the knowledge areas.
    • International working experience, particularly in transdisciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
    • Experience in the implementation of projects at local level, particularly internationally, is an asset.
    • Scientific and practical experience in the Global South, particularly in a developing context, is highly desirable.
    • Track of record in developing and delivering capacity building and training courses for researcher and practitioners, is an asset.
    • Knowledge of other languages, particularly Spanish, is desirable.


    The post-holder will contribute to further develop and expand research, education and knowledge transfer activities across the urban resilience group knowledge areas, with specific focus on urban planning and design, particularly in relation to water and human settlements, resilient coastal and maritime planning knowledge areas. 

    The specific duties of the research fellow in urban resilience include: 

    • Play a significant role in initiating and delivering research projects with high international impact.
    • Collaborate in the publication of research outcomes in high quality scientific journals and books.
    • Actively participate in attracting external funding for research, innovation and education activities from private and public donors.
    • Contribute to the development and delivery of educational and capacity building courses.
    • Supervise young researchers and support the professional development of junior staff.
    • Work collaboratively with peers across the faculty, as well as with private and public sector nationally and internationally.

    How to Apply?

    To apply please click the Apply Online button mentioned above. The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying.

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and must include:

    • Motivated application
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
    • Research plan describing ideas for research and development activities
    • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) 
    • Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio
    • List of publications indicating the publications attached
    • Maximum two examples of relevant publications in English. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
    • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included

    About the project/department

    SDU-Resilience is an expanding research team, coordinated by Professor WSR on Urban Resilience Nicola Tollin, which is based at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, and with subsidiary offices within BLOXHUB in Copenhagen.

    The research group develops transdisciplinary research, education and knowledge transfer activities on urban resilience at international level. 

    Research in this area investigates urban resilient transition, addressing systemically the causes and effects of climate change in cities, including climate change adaptation and mitigation, and other related major urban challenges: urbanization, sustainable development, pandemics and disaster risk reduction.

    The objective of the research is to inform policymaking at international and national level, and to support science-based urban planning and design for local action, both in the Global North and South.

    The specific knowledge areas of interest include:

    • Water and Human Settlements
    • Resilient Coastal and Maritime Planning
    • Green Infrastructures for Climate Adaptation
    • Circular Economy and Built Environment
    • Human Health in Cities
    • Climate Change Governance
    • Climate Action and Capacity Building


    • The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
    • Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.
    • Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.


    Nicola Tollin, Professor wsr in Urban Resilience
    Tel. +45 93 50 74 70

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    Assistant Professor in Urban Resilience

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)