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Associate Professorship in Social Psychology

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, plans to expand faculty staff by offering one or more positions at the Associate Professor level. The position(s) are available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
Exceptional candidates with an international network, a solid background in research methods and psychological theory, and with a strong potential for interdisciplinary connections within the Department and across the University of Copenhagen are especially encouraged to apply.  
Department of Psychology covers a broad range of disciplines including Work- and Organizational psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Psychology of the Humanities. The department has excellent facilities for the study of infant cognition and attachment, cognitive psychology, animal cognition, and clinical psychology. Our staff comprises about 40 faculty, 10 postdocs and 45 PhD students. About 240 students graduate in the five-year Master’s program in psychology per year.  
• Research qualifications within the field of Social Psychology 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 within the field of Social Psychology.  
In addition, the general criteria described in the Career Advancement and Recruitment Guidelines of the Department of Psychology will be emphasized in the selection process. See online guidelines here:  
 Job description  
General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor include:  
 • Research within the field of Social Psychology  
• Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, graduate and PhD students  
• Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society  
• Research and teaching management  
• Project management and external fundraising  
• Administrative tasks related to the position  
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 DKR 455,000 (EUR 61,000 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 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.  
• Teaching portfolio in accordance with the Faculty’s rules:  
• 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  
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 (  
Information about the Department can be found at  
The deadline for applications including enclosures is 15 April 2018 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).  
Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply now” 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.  

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Søren Kyllingsbæk


Application deadline: 15-04-2018
Employment start: 01-08-2018
Department/Location: Institut for Psykologi

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