The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks excellent candidates for one or more professorships in Economics.
The position(s) is/are permanent, full-time position(s) and is/are available from April 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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. Information about the Department can be found at https://www.econ.ku.dk/.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD. These duties include contributing to the Department’s international network, seminars and workshops and to developing courses and study programs. A professor also has administrative responsibilities and is expected to develop the field in synergy with other fields as well as to exercise academic leadership. A professor is expected to partake in external fundraising and knowledge sharing with the rest of society.
Your Competencies and Opportunities
In order to be assessed qualified for a 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 professors here: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5c_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-professors.pdf
A successful candidate:
- has made significant contributions to economics witnessed by an excellent publication record and international recognition.
- has conducted research-based teaching of the highest quality in economics at various levels.
- has experience with supervision of students (BA, MA and Ph.D. students)
- engages in knowledge transfer to society.
- takes responsibility for developing an active academic environment.
- initiates grant application activities regarding research funds and obtain and manage funds.
- develops the area of specialization in synergy with other subject areas of economics and beyond and exercises academic leadership, including the development of and delegation of responsibilities to junior researchers
- 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: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/. You can read the Department’s strategy here: https://www.economics.ku.dk/department/reportsplans/M_l-_og_handleplan_OI_final.pdf
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.
- The position is permanent, and therefore we strongly encourage the appointed 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 professor can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities 2019 here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf
- Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
- The salary is DKK 52,633 per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.
The recruitment process
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/
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/
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, please refer to ID number: 211-0088/20-2K.
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
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply.
Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:
- Motivated application
- Certificates and Diplomas
- Publications. The 10 most important publications, of which at least three must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for application. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 10.
- 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.
- Research plan. Outlining the research vision and a plan for how to achieve the goals.
- 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 January 4th 2021 23:59 CET.
Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.
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.