Teaching assistant position at MSc Social Data Science

At the Study Board for Social Data Science we are looking for a TA for the master’s programme in social data science.

The position runs from October 1st 2020 – December 31st 2020.

The TA position involves teaching on the following course:

Elementary Social Data Science (block 2)

The course covers 4 hours of lectures and 6 hours of teaching per week during block 2 (7 weeks). Teaching includes classical social science methods, including experiments and surveys as well as new approaches to “big data”, such as machine learning. Additional to the course seminars the TAs are expected to participate in the weekly lectures and coordination meetings

Applicants for TA position on Elementary Social Data Science are required to have experience conducting empirical, quantitative research. Experience with data collection, regression analysis as well as research design and open science principles is an advantage, but not a requirement. For further information, please contact the course coordinator Robert Böhm (rb@psy.ku.dk).


The position can only be applied for by students who have completed the first 2 years of their bachelor’s degree.

The teaching language is English, which means applicants are expected to be proficient in English.

Salary and conditions of employment
The employment is made in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the National Union for Student Teachers (SUL). The hourly salary is (per April 2020):

  • Incl. preparation, DKK 553,88 per hour + vacation pay and pension.
  • Excl. preparation, DKK 221,55 per hour + vacation pay and pension.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants 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. The 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 his or her application. You can read about the recruitment process at employment.ku.dk


Apply by using the link at the bottom of the page. Please upload the following documents in the electronic application form:

  • Application
  • Resumé
  • Grade transcript from self-service at KUnet (in one joint file)
  • If relevant, documentation for prior teaching experience and other relevant academic qualifications (in one joint file)

Applications must be in English.

Remember to state your KU-email address in your application, as we will call in for interviews via e-mail. If you are interested in a TA position, please send an electronic application, resumé and relevant documentation via jobportal.ku.dk.

The application deadline is 16.08.2020.

Please note that you can only upload one file in each category. If you have multiple documents for the same category (e.g. diploma and grade transcripts), please collect all the documents in one file (PDF or Word).

Applications received later than the application deadline will not be considered.

University of Copenhagen wants to reflect the surrounding society and encourages anyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.


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.


Robert Böhm
E-mail: rb@psy.ku.dk


Application deadline: 16-08-2020
Employment start: 01-10-2020
Department/Location: Social Data Science

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