Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Social Psychology

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), plans to expand faculty staff by offering a position as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor. The position is available from 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Assistant Professor position is offered as a tenure-track Assistant Professorship.  

 

The hired candidate will join a group of faculty members in Social Psychology and related fields, and will be part of and contribute to this research area at the Department. Exceptional candidates in research and teaching with an international network and a strong potential for collaborations at the Department- and University-level are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants with a strong background in research methods—we especially encourage applicants with a background in mixed and qualitative methods to apply, but also welcome applicants with a background in quantitative methods.  

 

The Department of Psychology covers a broad range of disciplines including Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of the Humanities, Social Psychology, and Work- and Organizational psychology. The department has excellent facilities for various research approaches. Our staff comprises about 35 faculty, 10 postdocs and 50 PhD students. About 240 students graduate in the five-year Master’s program in psychology per year. Next to psychology, the Faculty of Social Sciences includes the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, as well as several active research centers that bring together researchers across disciplines.  

 

Qualifications  

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor  

  • To be qualified for the position the applicant must have a PhD in Psychology or equivalent academic qualifications with a focus in Social Psychology or related fields.  

 

Associate Professor  

  • To be qualified for the position the applicant must have research qualifications in Social Psychology or related fields 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 in Social Psychology or related fields.  

 In addition, the general criteria described in the Career Advancement and Recruitment Guidelines of the Department of Psychology will be considered in the selection process. See online guidelines here: http://www.psy.ku.dk/om/ledige_stillinger/career_guidelines.pdf

 

Job description  

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor  

General duties attached to the position as Assistant Professor are:  

  • Research in Social Psychology and/or related fields  

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

  • 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(s) will be covered by the tenure track programme at the University of Copenhagen. The programme offers tenure-track candidates a contract of six years that can result in a tenured associate professorship. For additional information about assistant professorships, tenure-track assistant professorships and the Job Structure for Academic Staff at the University, see: http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/career-at-upch/ and: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/ For additional information about assistant 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

(Assistant Professorships, see 2.2.A).  

 

Associate Professor  

General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor include:  

 

  • Research in Social Psychology and/or related fields  

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

  • Administrative tasks related to the position as Associate Professor  

  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society  

  • Research and teaching management  

  • Project management and external fundraising  

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  

 

Tenure- Track Assistant Professor  

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 405,000 – 427,000 (EUR 54,300 – 57,200 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. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited from abroad, see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/  

 

The position will be covered by the tenure track programme at the University of Copenhagen. The programme offers tenure-track candidates a contract of six years that can result in a tenured associate professorship. For additional information about assistant professorships, tenure-track assistant professorships and the Job Structure for Academic Staff at the University, see: http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/career-at-upch/  

 

Associate Professor  

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 469,000 (EUR 62,800 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  

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

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor  

  • 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)  

Assistant Professor  

  • 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.  

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

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

If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s 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 Søren Kyllingsbæk, Head of Department (institutleder@psy.ku.dk). Information about the Department can be found at http://psychology.ku.dk/.  

 

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, academic officer Rikke Dall, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-003/19-2P.  

 

 

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 1 April 2019 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).  

 

Please note: Upload the application online. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account. 


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