Assistant professorship at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research in the field of ‘governing adolescent intoxication and sexuality’

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Apr 2023

The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research invites applications for a 3-year position as assistant professor in the field of ‘governing adolescent intoxication and sexuality’ in Denmark.

The position is part of the larger research project ‘Intoxicated Adolescent Relations’ headed by Margit Anne Petersen and funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark (Sapere Aude).

The project is based at the Copenhagen-department (Campus Emdrup) and the candidate must begin September 1st 2023..

The overall research project focuses on the role alcohol intoxication plays in adolescent social and sexual relations with a particular focus on the boundaries between consensual and non-consensual sexual encounters.
The project contains two subprojects; A PhD project on the role of social media, and the other on policy and the parental role, advertised here. You can read more about the overall project here:

The subproject:

Through focus groups with parents on their involvement, ways of handling and understanding gender relations, intoxication and sexuality among their teenagers (14-17 years old) as well as a policy analysis, the project explores how intoxicated sexual encounters are governed and how prevention strategies, policies and parental control have changed over time.

The assistant professor will be expected to take part in the larger project by conducting some interviews and collaborating on analyses and other joint activities. The data collection is to take place in Denmark, so the candidate must be fluent in Danish. We are looking for a candidate with a social science background (Anthropology, Sociology or related fields). It will be considered an asset if applicants have experience in qualitative methods and previous knowledge of or experience within the research topic.

For questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Margit Anne Petersen:

Who we are

At the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research we carry out social-science research in the alcohol and drug field. Our research projects concern treatment, prevention, policy and recreational consumption. We conduct research in both legal and illegal drugs. The Centre is interdisciplinary and the employees are based on, among other things, anthropology, psychology, sociology, law and public health. Our task is to establish and conduct research projects, teach, communicate knowledge about alcohol and drug use, and collaboration with national players in the area as well as international research institutions. You can read more about the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research



The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS - one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the social science and business-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences have achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

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Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the

Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities

as well as the circular on the

Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State

(in Danish).

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the

Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities


Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted . In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials that cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

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The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see

Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS


Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website


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