Postdoc in Forest and Environmental Economics
University of Copenhagen Department of Food and Resource Economics

Postdoc of Forest & Environmental Economics

The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a fixed-term 2-year post doc position in the areas of forest and environmental economics. Within the Department of Food and Resource Economics, the postdoc position will be placed in the Section for Environment and Natural Resources.

The position is funded through the EU-project, RESONATE (, and the candidate will work on the topic of economic resilience, in close collaboration with other project members in Copenhagen and across Europe to identify options for increased socio-ecological resilience of European forests. A core role for the candidate is the development of a systematic assessment of different aspects of demand resilience, and use this to develop a ladder. The candidate will also contribute to a preference elicitation study on forest owners using choice experiment. An important topic for the project is the handling of risk and uncertainty.


In addition to this specific project, the postdoc’s duties will include teaching as well as participation in other related projects. The position may also include performance of other duties (e.g. public sector service and supervision of BSc and MSc students).

The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD in agricultural, forest, or environmental economics
  • Experience in environmental valuation techniques
  • Experience in econometrics
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research and an open mindset towards this
  • Good communication skills, both for scientific communication and broader
  • Preferably, experience of topics related to uncertainty, risk and adaptive behaviour.

Further information about the Department can be obtained here: Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Jette Bredahl Jacobsen or head of department professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen.

The position is open from January 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 17 October 2021 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held during November 2021.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 17-10-2021
Employment start: 01-01-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: IFRO
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