Research Assistant in Anthropocentric Climate Action

Company:University of Southern Denmark

Location: Denmark / Odense

Discipline: Anthropocentric Climate Action

Employment Type: 3-year Research Assistant position


Research Assistant position at the SDU Climate Cluster Elite Center Mobilizing Post-Anthropocentric Climate Action: A New Root Narrative (PACA) and the Department of Business and Management

Odense, Denmark

Job Description

The Department of Business & Management (DBM) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a 3-year Research Assistant position. The position is evenly divided between the elite center PACA led by Prof. Patricia Wolf, Prof. Søren Askegaard and Assoc. Prof. Bryan Yazell and DBM. The position is located at SDU’s Campus in Odense and is vacant from 1st January 2025 or soon thereafter.

Job description

The Research Assistant will 50% of the time support the work on the SDU Climate Elite Centre project “Mobilizing Post-Anthropocentric Climate Action: A New Root Narrative” (PACA). PACA seeks to map post-anthropocentric social theories that challenge the nature-culture divide and investigate traces of these theories in the population. It assesses the extent to which such practices and beliefs can provide a positive narrative for a new organization of production and consumption practices and, finally, the role of universities as mediators of the emergent post-anthropocentrism. This project has the ambition to develop into an international hub for research in post-anthropocentric consumption and production systems as foundational for a sustainable economy.

The Research Assistant position for PACA includes the support and coordination of the following tasks:

  • research dissemination activities such as event organization, website announcements, social media activities,
  • outreach activities such as stakeholder communication and engagement,
  • research activities concerning data collection, analysis, and processing,
  • administrative support of the directors.

For further information, please contact Professor Patricia Wolf, Professor Søren Askegaard or Associate Professor Bryan Yazell

The other 50% of the time the research assistant will be assisting the Department with a variety of tasks such as:

  • teaching assignments
  • exam planning and examination
  • supervision of student projects
  • assisting researchers with research projects
  • collecting, processing and analyzing data
  • administrative tasks

How to apply for this position

The employment takes place in accordance with a collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations for academics in the state with the associated circular on the protocol for the job structure for academic staff at universities and the provisions for the position of research assistant, as described herein.

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our website.

An application must include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Detailed CV where education and work experience must be specified with month and year
  • Academic certificates/Diplomas. As a master’s degree is a requirement for this position, please indicate if you haven’t finished this yet, with information on when you will     be able to provide us with this diploma.
  • Information on experience from former employments

All uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF format, and the documents should not contain CPR number. If so, the CPR number should be crossed out.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

Motivated Cover Letter and CV must max. take up 10 Mb.

The University of Southern Denmark wants to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourage everyone regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.