Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Øster Farimagsgade 5, Copenhagen, 1353, Denmark
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Application deadline: 21 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 21 Nov 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Ad text:

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites excellent candidates for one or more tenure-track assistant professorships. The opening is in Economics all areas.

The position is available from September 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as tenure-track assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at Copenhagen University here: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/

Your Competencies and Opportunities
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.

In order to be assessed qualified for a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Copenhagen, the candidate must meet the University’s criteria of academic merit.

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

You can read more about the criteria for recognizing merit for assistant professors here

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

  • Research within the field of Economics.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • Administrative tasks.
  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society
  • Research and teaching management
  • Raising external research grants

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

A successful candidate has strong interpersonal skills as well as an aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues in planning and delivering teaching, in research projects and in the discharge of administrative duties.

Furthermore, the candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, supporting student welfare and enhancing the student experience

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see here:. You can read the Department’s strategy here.

Terms of Employment

  • Employment with the Faculty of Social Sciences and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying academic criteria of the University of Copenhagen which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the Department concerned.
  • As this is a tenure track position, and therefore we strongly encourage the appointed assistant professor to acquire the proficiency in Danish required to teach and interact with colleagues in that language in 2-4 years. The Department will provide and pay for the necessary language training
  • Further information on qualification requirements as assistant professor can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities here
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary range starts at DKK 36,800 per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The recruitment process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications and interviews at the Virtual European Job Market, 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/

Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

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.

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0107/21-2N #1.

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

How to Apply
Apply via Econjobmarket.

We will interview non-Danish based researchers at the Virtual European Job Market, December 15-18, 2021. 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

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated application, explaining your motivation for applying for a position at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Why do you find Copenhagen attractive? How do you find your research would benefit from and contribute to the research environment at the Department of Economics?
  • Curriculum vitae, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and international
    research cooperation
  • Certificates and Diplomas
  • Publications.Up to the 6 most important publications. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 6.
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates. The uploaded publications must be marked with * on the list to be assessed.
  • A research plan outlining your vision for your research over the next 5-6 years.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications in accordance with the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly specified. The hiring committee may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 November 21st, 2021, CET.

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
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