PhD Scholarship in Agricultural / Environmental and Resource Economics

The Department of Business and Sustainability at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Agricultural / Environmental and Resource Economics.

PhD Scholarship in Agricultural / Environmental and Resource Economics at University of Southern Denmark

University: University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg

Position: PhD Scholarship in Agricultural / Environmental and Resource Economics

Location : Degnevej 14, Esbjerg Ø, 6705, DK

Application Deadline: 06/01/2024, 03:29 AM

About SDU and Esbjerg 

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), have five faculties with more than  27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 3,800 employees distributed across our main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. 

International applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark.

About the PhD Scholarship in Agricultural Economics

The PhD scholarship is attached to the larger project: “Greener Fields for Safer Plates: Sustainable Pesticide Solutions (SAFEPLATE)” The project is led by Associate Professor Julia Bronnmann and is fully funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The overall goal of the project is to foster meaningful stakeholder dialogues, to propose innovative strategies for mitigating the negative consequences of pesticides, and to inspire collective action to promote sustainability in Denmark’s agriculture. To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you are required to outline an individual research project embedded in the larger project.

Eligibility to get PhD Scholarship


The applicant should have a relevant master’s degree within social sciences (e.g. agricultural economics or management, environmental and resource economics or management, economics and business management). 

Other requirements

  • Have good English skills, both in speaking and writing.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have enthusiasm and talent for academic work. 
  • Have knowledge in quantitative research methods and be familiar with using software such as R, Stata or the like. 
  • Be engaged, proactive, cooperative, be able to work independently, showing awareness and confidence in own skills and capabilities.
  • Applicants can read the overall qualification criteria for a PhD Scholar in the Scholarly Qualification Guidelines

How to apply

  • Application form found on web page.
  • A project proposal, max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The total length in characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description
  • All documents in other languages than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The project proposal, project abstract, and CV must be written in English. Use of large language models or related AI tools in any capacity must be disclosed in accordance with best academic practices.
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Detailed CV
  • A summary of your master thesis including information on the research question, motivation, employed research method, and key findings (max 1 page of 2,400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable

Contact information

Further information about this position and its academic expectations is available from Associate Professor Julia Bronnmann, e-mail:

For further information about the PhD school, please contact the PhD School Secretariat through Charlotte Pilgaard Møller, e-mail: 

Please be aware that you must apply online through the SDU online recruitment system. If you experience technical problems, please contact  

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