University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
Assistant Professorship in Economics (any field)

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Assistant Professor. The position is available from spring 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: It is expected that the position, which is a temporary 4-year position, with the possibility of an extension, will be filled by a candidate with academic qualifications in economics at the level of PhD or equivalent. Further emphasis will be put on the applicant's qualifications in relation to:
- Teaching experience and training
- Research record, international research co-operation and external funding.

JOB DESCRIPTION: General duties attached to the position as Assistant Professor are:
- Research within the field of Economics (any field)
- Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students
- Administrative tasks related to the position as Assistant Professor
- Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society

An assistant professorship is a further-education post. Supervision is provided as well as the opportunity to enhance pedagogical competencies with a view to a written assessment of the assistant professor's teaching qualifications. For additional information about assistant professorships, see: "Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2007", which is found at:

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 386,000 - 402,000 (EUR 51,700 - 53,900 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special 26% tax scheme is offered for up to three years to researchers recruited abroad, see

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must be in English and 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 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 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.

ASSESSMENT OF APPLICANTS: After the deadline of the application period, an assessment committee will be established. Applicants will be informed of the composition of the committee. The assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of research in their field. Teaching and outreach qualifications of applicants will also be considered. When the committee's evaluation is available, each applicant will receive the part of the assessment that relates to him-/herself. The terms of reference of the appointment process include that interviews may be held.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

FURTHER INFORMATION: 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 continental Europe and offers courses at Bachelors, Master's and PhD levels.

Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department, Christian Schultz, telephone + 45 35 32 30 39, e-mail:

Information about the Department can be found at The deadline for applications including enclosures is January 7, 2013. Material received after the deadline will not be taken into account.Applications sent by regular mail or e-mail will not be accepted.

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Posted 11/4/12