Professorship with Special Responsibilities in Applied Psychology and/or Associate Professorship in Applied Psychology

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 02 Oct 2016

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Professor with Special Responsibilities in Applied Psychology and/or as Associate Professor in Applied Psychology. The Department of Psychology is particularly interested in applicants with a strong research and teaching profile in areas of Work and Organizational Psychology and within Disability Psychology, but encourage all applications within the field of applied psychology, e.g. including clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and educational psychology.

Department of Psychology is one of the leading Scandinavian psychology departments and covers a broad range of disciplines including developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, work- and organizational psychology, neuropsychology, and social psychology. 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 50 PhD students. About 240 students graduate in the five-year masters program in psychology per year. 

The positions are available from 1 February 2017, but an earlier or later date of employment may be negotiated.

A. Professorship with Special Responsibilities in Applied Psychology

Qualifications:

To be qualified for the position the applicant must have:

 •A documented original academic production at international level within the field of Applied Psychology

•The potential to further the professional advance of the field of Applied Psychology

•Strong teaching qualifications

•Management experience in relation to research and teaching

Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s qualifications and experience to perform the special responsibilities associated with the position. 

Job description:

General and special duties attached to the position as Professor with Special Responsibilities include: 

 •Research within the field of Applied Psychology 

•Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students

•Research leadership, project management, and external fundraising

•Research and teaching management

•Administrative tasks related to the position 

•Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society

Special responsibilities:

Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s potential for meeting the special responsibilities associated with the specific post, which are:

 •Strengthening of the relationship between research and teaching within the area of Applied Psychology at the department.

•Fund raising and strengthening of external relations within the candidate’s applied field of research.

Conditions of employment - Professorship with Special Responsibilities:


The position is offered as a 5-year professorship with special responsibilities, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years. On expiry of the professorship period, the appointee is offered employment and remuneration as Associate Professor. Salary and conditions of employment as Professor with Special Responsibilities will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary is currently DKK 536.600 (EUR 72,240 app.) plus an annual supplement of DKK 52,900 (EUR 7,122 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 tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, see

http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/

 B. Associate Professor in Applied Psychology

Qualifications: 

To be qualified for the position the applicant must have: 

 •Research and teaching qualifications within the field of Applied Psychology at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment at the level of assistant professor or equivalent 


Emphasis will be put on the applicant’s qualifications in relation to 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:

http://www.psy.ku.dk/om/ledige_stillinger/career_guidelines.pdf

Job description:

General duties attached to the position as Associate Professor include: 

 •Research within the field of Applied 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 

Conditions of employment – Associate Professorships


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 DDK 449,700 (EUR 60,500 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

http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/

Applications – both Professor with Special Responsibilities in Applied Psychology and Associate Professor in Applied Psychology

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:

maximum 10 publications for the Professorship with Special Responsibilities and maximum 6 publications for the Associate Professorship – that the applicant wishes the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).

•Documentation of experience with leadership and managing research.

•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 joint work, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s contribution to each individual publication 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. 

 Applications – Professor with Special Responsibilities: Please note that additional information is required:

The applicant should enclose a short paper (2 pages) outlining how (s)he envisions the strengthening of the relationship between research and teaching as well as fund raising and external relations at the department within the field of Applied Psychology.

Application procedure - both Professor with Special Responsibilities and Associate Professor:


After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected 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. 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

http://employment.ku.dk

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in the positions to apply, regardless of personal background. 

The Department of Psychology has defined a set of Career Advancement and Recruitment Guidelines, which describes the criteria that candidates seeking employment at the department are evaluated in relation to. The guidelines may be found at the following link: 

The deadline for applications, including enclosures is 2 October 2016, at 12:00 PM Danish time.

It is possible to apply for either one or both of the advertised positions. But please note that applicants wishing to apply for both of the advertised positions must submit separate electronic applications for each of the positions. 

Please note:

•Only one document can be uploaded per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

•Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

•Applications sent by regular mail will not be accepted.


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