Associate Professorship(s) in Economics – Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Associate Professor in Economics. The Department of Economics has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. The new staff is expected to contribute actively to the advance of this environment.

The position(s) is/are available from February 1st, 2017, but a later start is also possible.
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.
Appointment as Associate Professor requires research and teaching qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment at the level of assistant professor or equivalent.
Job description
General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor are:
  • Research within the field of Economics
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, post-graduate  and Ph.D students
  • Administrative tasks
  • Dissemination of knowledge to society
  • Research and teaching management
  • Fundraising
 For additional information about associate professorships, see: “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013”, which is found at:  (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
Applications must be 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 experience with management of research groups (if any) and received external grants (if any).
•Teaching portfolio in accordance with the Faculty’s rules:
•Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large.
The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.
If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of joint work, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s 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.
Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.
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 
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in the positions to apply, regardless of personal background.
Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department, Christian Schultz, phone +45 35 32 30 39, e-mail:
Information about the Department can be found at
The deadline for applications including enclosures is 14 November, 2016 (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.
Please note: Applications sent by regular mail will not be accepted.


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