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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Financial Economics

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one position as Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Financial Economics. The position is available from September 1st. 2018 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 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 Financial Economics.  
• 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 383,000 – 403,000 (EUR 51,400 – 54,100 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. The remuneration package is competitive at the European level and depending on qualifications includes a fixed-term stipend and substantial publication bonuses funded by the newly established Danish Finance Institute. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited from abroad, see  
For additional information about assistant professorships, see: “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013”, which is found at:  (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 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).  
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  
We will interview non-Danish based researchers at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia, January 5-7. If you wish to be considered for an interview you have to apply through our posting at:  
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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:  
Information about the Department can be found at
Research in Financial Economics within the Department is associated with the Department’s Finance Research Unit, FRU. The new Assistant Professor will be associated with the unit. You can read about FRU here:
The deadline for applications including enclosures is December 8, 2017 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).  
Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply” and fill in the application form. Applications sent by regular mail or by e-mail will not be accepted.  
Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.  

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s 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.


Christian Schultz


Application deadline: 08-12-2017
Employment start: 01-09-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Økonomisk Institut

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