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Københavns Universitet

Københavns Universitet

Indrykket 31-01-2019

Assistant/associate Professorship at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen and The Elsass institute, Charlottenlund

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen and the Elsass institute, Charlottenlund, invite applications for a 4-year Assistant or Associate Professorship connected to the Department of Psychology and the Cerebral Palsy research group at the Elsass institute. After the 4-year period there is a possibility for extension of the assistant professorship into a permanent position as associate professor. The position is available from 1 May 2019.


The Elsass Institute

The Elsass institute was established in 2006 with the aim of conducting basic and applied research to promote life quality for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy.


The assistant/associate professorship

The successful candidate will be part of the multi-disciplinary research group of Professor Jens Bo Nielsen at the Elsass institute and is expected to work closely with researchers and therapists at the Institute. The candidate is also expected to be part of the research environment at the Department of Psychology and to conduct teaching at the Department. Finally, the candidate will be expected to help in establishing a new clinic for infants and children with Cerebral Palsy at the University hospital of Copenhagen (Rigshospitalet).



To be qualified for the position the applicant must have a PhD in Psychology or equivalent academic qualifications.


In addition, the general criteria described in the Career Advancement and Recruitment Guidelines of the Department of Psychology will be emphasized in the selection process. See online guidelines here:



The appointment as associate professor requires scientific qualifications equal to those that can be obtained through appointment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent. In addition, it requires research and teaching qualifications.


Further emphasis will be put on the applicants qualifications and competence in relation to:


  • proven interests in early childhood development and family relations

  • proven competence in relevant clinical and scientific methodological skills

  • a strong publication record documenting the potential to deliver high quality peer-reviewed research publications

  • competence to teach relevant courses in appropriate areas of psychology at undergraduate and/or master level


Job description assistant professorship

General duties attached to the position as Assistant Professor are:


  • Research within the fields of Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology and/or Neuropsychology with special

  • emphasis on early childhood development, family relations, and cerebral palsy

  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students at the Department of

  • Psychology

  • Administrative tasks related to the position as assistant professor

  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society


An assistant professorship is a further-education post. Supervision as well as pedagogical training is provided.

The position will be limited to a four year period. For additional information about assistant and associate professorships and the Job Structure for Academic Staff at the University, see:



Job description associate professorship

General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor are:


  • Research within the fields of Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology and/or Neuropsychology with special emphasis on early childhood development, family relations, and cerebral palsy

  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. students

  • Administrative tasks related to the position as associate professor

  • Knowledge sharing with our societal environments

  • Research and teaching management

  • Fundraising


Conditions of employment

Terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).


The annual salary as assistant professor is within the range DKR 392,000 413,000 (EUR 52,600 55,400 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to the pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of the salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible.


The annual salary as associate professor is currently DKR 469,000 (EUR 61,000 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to the pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible.


A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited from abroad, see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/



When applying you MUST indicate clearly if you apply for the position as Assistant Professor or Associate



Applications must be written in English and must include the following information and documentation:


  • A full CV, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and international research cooperation.

  • A complete and numbered list of publications. The publications enclosed in the application that the applicant would like the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).

  • The marked publications (maximum 6) must be uploaded in the application.

  • Documentation of teaching experience and evaluation, supervisory activities and pedagogical training (if any).

  • Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large (if available).


If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of the applicants contribution to each individual work must be clarified in the application, and if possible, a declaration from the co-authors or the head of the institution or office at which the work was completed should be enclosed as well.


Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/


The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in the positions to apply, regardless of personal background.


Additional information can be obtained from Professor Jens Bo Nielsen (Elsass Institute; jbnielsen@sund.ku.dk) and Professor Søren Kyllingsbæk (Department of Psychology; institutleder@psy.ku.dk).


Information about the Elsass Institute can be found at http://elsassfonden.dk/


Information about the Department can be found at http://psychology.ku.dk/


The deadline for applications including enclosures is 1 March 2019 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish



Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.



Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europes 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 organization with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.



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