At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Copenhagen campus, a position as Assistant Professor in Geoinformatics is open for appointment from 1 February 2018 or soon hereafter. The initial appointment for this position will be for 3 years, with possibility of extension. The field of the Department for Planning includes development and planning in a broad sense, and thereby it ranges from the social science aspects of development like environmental management, physical planning, sector planning, land management, to technical subjects such as surveying and geoinformatics. See more at


The position is allocated to the Geoinformatics research group, which covers a broad range of topics including spatial data infrastructure, geospatial analysis and modelling, earth observation, and geospatial enabled technologies broadly. The research is often associated with other topics at the Department of Planning such as climate change, migration, and spatial planning.

This specific position will be placed in an internally funded interdisciplinary 3-year project on Global flows of refugees and their impact on North European welfare states. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, Department of Culture and Global Studies, and the Department of Learning and Philosophy. You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section, Professor Henning Sten Hansen, e-mail: / phone: +45 2815 6464 or Associate professor Carsten Kessler, e-mail: / phone.: +45 2090 7226.

Qualification requirements for the position:

The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level. The successful candidate will develop demographic and migration simulation models in collaboration with rest of the Geoinformatics group. Applicants should therefore have strong programming skills and ideally have experience in large-scale geosimulation, processing of geospatial big data, or related topics. Knowledge about climate change will be considered an advantage.

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).

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

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 when applying for an associate professor position.
    • References/recommendations
An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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


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.