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Open position: Research Professor in Renewable Resource Economics and Policy


The importance of renewable natural resources has increased in the light of the present global economic and environmental challenges. At the heart of these challenges is the question of how to allocate land between different land uses and manage it sustainably. Optimising land use requires an understanding of the economics of renewable resources.  Natural Resources Institute (Luke) has now an open position for a research professor  in Renewable Resource Economics and Policy.

What do this position's tasks include?

The research field covers the societal importance of renewable resources and the economic analysis of the impacts of policy instruments including business, environmental and climate policies. Central themes include the cost efficiency and income distribution effects of policies. The objective is to provide policy and management advice to support public and private decision-making and to raise awareness related to the potential benefits and limitations of renewable resource utilization.

The research professor's (tenure track: associate professor or professor) tasks are to conduct, direct and promote research; be active and visible in regional, national, and international research collaboration and industrial networks; acquire both international and domestic external funding for research; co-operate with stakeholders; publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and disseminate research results not only to the research community but also to the relevant policymakers, business actors and the wider public. In addition, the research professor is for her/his part responsible for developing Luke's internal resource economics collaboration and for supporting Luke's strategic planning process.

What do we expect from the applicant?

The applicant should have a doctoral degree in the field of economics (including applied economics, such as resource economics, forest economics, agricultural economics, or environmental economics). The research professor should have a profound understanding of analytical economics and related methodology. Numerical modelling skills (especially concerning general and/or partial equilibrium models) are a key prerequisite. In addition, the research professor is expected to have a deep knowledge of the bioeconomy and its operating environment, and the ability to attract external national and international research funding.


 The start day is 1st January 2024 or according to a contract. Read more  at and please send your application no later than 15 February 2023 at 4 pm.