Associate professorship(s) in social science drug and alcohol research

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 May 2023

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University invites applications for positions in social science drug and alcohol research at the Associate Professor level. The position is vacant from September 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is an interdisciplinary social science research centre. The successful candidate holds a PhD within a social science discipline, such as psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, public health, and has research experience within social science drug and alcohol research or related areas.

It is expected that the position as an associate professor will carry out high-quality research that can help strengthen the centre's research environment and develop drug research in Denmark.  As an associate professor, you will contribute to strengthening the centre's international (including Nordic) research profile and research collaboration in the field.  You are expected to contribute to applying for external research funding as well as teaching at bachelor's and master's level as well as supervising PhD students. It is expected that you contribute actively to communicating drug research in a Danish context to practitioners, politicians and the general public. Finally, it is a requirement that you have your daily work at the centre and contribute actively to the centre's interdisciplinary research environment. There will also be administrative tasks associated with the position.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must possess research qualifications and teaching skills corresponding to those obtained after successful completion of a period of employment as an assistant professor, but equivalent academic qualifications may also be accepted.

Permanent employment as an associate professor at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences requires completion of the supervision course provided by the Centre for Learning and Education at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. In case the candidate has not completed the course before commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on prompt completion of the supervision course.

Who are we

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 here .

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 AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

Further information

Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Torsten Kolind, Tel. 87 16 57 67, E-mail:  

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, Tel.: +45 87 16 53 62, E-mail:

The place of work is Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Bartholins Alle 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C or our department at Campus Emdrup, Tuborgvej 164, Bygning A, 2. sal., DK-2400 Copenhagen NV.

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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 five publications can be included in the application. 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 which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in five copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS


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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