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University of Copenhagen - Department of Psychology

University of Copenhagen - Department of Psychology

Indrykket 15-04-2017

Associate Professorship(s) in Psychology

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Associate Professor in Psychology. The Department of Psychology is particularly interested in applicants with a strong research and teaching profile in the areas of Psychological Humanities and Cognitive Modeling.


The Department of Psychology is one of the leading Scandinavian psychology departments and covers a broad range of disciplines including developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, psychological humanities, clinical psychology, work- and organizational psychology, neuropsychology, and social psychology. The Department has excellent facilities for the study of infant cognition and attachment, cognitive psychology, animal cognition, and clinical psychology. Our staff comprises about 35 faculty, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and 50 PhD students. About 240 students graduate in the five-year masters program in psychology per year.


The positions are available from 1 August 2017, but a later date of employment may be negotiated.



To be qualified for the position the applicant must have:


  • Research qualifications within the field of Psychology at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment at the level of assistant professor or equivalent

  • Strong teaching qualifications within the field of Psychology.


Emphasis will be put on the applicants qualifications in relation to the general criteria described in the Career Advancement and Recruitment Guidelines of the Department of Psychology. See online guidelines here: http://www.psy.ku.dk/om/ledige_stillinger/career_guidelines.pdf


Job description

General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor include:


  • Research within the field of Psychology

  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, graduate and PhD students

  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society

  • Research and teaching management

  • Project management and external fundraising

  • Administrative tasks related to the position



For additional information about associate professorships, see: Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013, which is found at: http://ufm.dk/lovstof/gaeldende-love-og-regler/uddannelsesinstitutioner/filer/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

(Associate Professorships, see 3.1.A).


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 Associate Professor is currently DDK 449,700 (EUR 60,500 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/



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:

  • maximum 6 publications that the applicant wishes the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Documentation of experience with leadership and managing research and teaching.

  • Teaching portfolio in accordance with the Facultys rules: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/faculty/publications/teaching_portfolio/

  • Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.



If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of joint work, the extent and the nature of the applicants contribution to each individual publication 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 then immediately 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 the Head of Department, Søren Kyllingsbæk, phone (+ 45) 35 32 48 61, e-mail: institutleder@psy.ku.dk. Information about the Department can be found at http://www.psy.ku.dk


The deadline for applications, including enclosures is 15 May 2017, at 12:00 PM Danish time.


Please note:


  • Only one document can be uploaded per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

  • Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

  • Applications sent by regular mail will not be accepted.



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 organisation with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


University of Copenhagen - Department of Psychology

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