Tenure-track Assistant Professorship Economics (any field)

University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics


Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Tenure-track Assistant Professorship Economics (any field)


The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. The position(s) is/are available from September 1st 2020 but a later or earlier start is also possible.


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


The Department of Economics has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. The new member of staff is expected to contribute actively to the advance of this environment.


 Job description
General duties attached to the position as Assistant Professor are:

  • Research within the field of Economics (Any Field).

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

  • Administrative tasks.

  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society.

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


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 DKK 412,000 – 434,000. 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/.


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).    


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 - that the applicant would like the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).

  • 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 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 and interviews in Rotterdam, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are notified if their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be 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/   


We will interview non-Danish based researchers at the European Job Meetings in Rotterdam, December 18-19, 2019. If you wish to be considered for an interview you have to apply through our posting at Econ Job Market (https://econjobmarket.org/postings.php) or JOE https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listings.php).


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


Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Department of Economics is a highly research-orientated department within Denmark’s premier University. The Department is one of the leading economics departments in Europe and offers courses at Bachelors, Master’s and PhD levels.


Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department, Christian Schultz, phone +45 35 32 30 39, e-mail: christian.schultz@econ.ku.dk     


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

Applications must be submitted online via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen http://employment.ku.dk/ (in English) http://jobportal.ku.dk/ (in Danish) no later than December 1st  (at Midnight 23.59 Danish Time)


Please note that it is only possible to upload one document 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 deadline will not be taken into account.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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