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Professorship in Fisheries Management
Technical University of Denmark

Date Posted Dec. 17, 2020
Title Professorship in Fisheries Management
University Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Department DTU Aqua
Application Deadline Feb. 26, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Research Professor
  • Water Management/Policy
    Land & Water Resource Engineering
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Biosystems Engineering

Applications are invited for a position as professor in the research field Fisheries Management. The professorship is affiliated with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), Section for Ecosystem-based Marine Management, with workplace in Kgs. Lyngby.

Responsibilities and tasks
The professor’s research field is to advance our understanding and quantification of fisheries dynamics and management in European and Arctic areas, and to enhance research and development on integrated bio-economic fisheries management evaluation tools. The aim is to further develop methods to evaluate the effects of fisheries management measures aiming to reduce the impact on the marine environment and optimize fisheries performance. An important focus is the application, implementation and coordination of multidisciplinary research activities linking fisheries and environmental science, statistical and modelling approaches and using innovative methods to improve the effectiveness of fisheries management. The research is conducted in a combination of analyses of fisheries dependent and independent data.

The professor is expected to take the lead of the research group Fisheries Management. As research group leader, the professor is responsible for coordinating the research vision and strategy of the research area. Taking leadership in planning and implementing international and national multidisciplinary research projects and coupling these research activities and generated scientific results to advisory activities, is a further focus.

The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in teaching at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. In particular, a lead in development and coordination of the BEng in Fisheries technology (a new curriculum mostly taught in Sisimiut, Greenland) is expected.

For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

The successful candidate must hold an internationally recognized track record on:

  • Integrated fish stock and fisheries assessment and management evaluation with different levels of available data
  • Development and application of simulation models taking into account fisheries dynamics, efficiency, behaviour and the impact of climate and environmental change on marine living resource dynamics
  • Teaching in the research area on university level as well as experience in development and implementation of university educations and courses

Employment requires innovative research at high international level, including visionary strategic development of the research area. The successful candidate should have experience in leadership of multidisciplinary research groups and research projects financed by acquired external research grants. The professor should have experience in teaching and curriculum development at different academic levels, including supervision and training of PhD students and postdocs. Finally, the candidate is expected to have extensive experience in giving advice on fisheries and environmental management to policy and management authorities.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Institute Director Fritz Köster, email:, cell phone: +45 21362805 or Section leader Anna Rindorf, tel.:+45 3588 2278, email:

You can read more about DTU Aqua on

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 26 February 2021 (Danish time).

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Contact Information

  • Tute Director Fritz Köster
    DTU Aqua
    Technical University of Denmark
    Building 202


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