Professor in social science drug and alcohol research

Updated: 25 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 May 2023

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (CRF), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University invites applications for the position as Professor in the field of social science drug and alcohol research. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position starting on 1 October, 2023 or as soon as possible subject to mutual agreement.

Job description

The announced professorship is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations within the specified fields outlined above. The successful candidate is expected to take on responsibility for research leadership with regards to developing the dedicated field, attracting external funding to the field from both national and international councils, as well as being a committed ambassador for the Centre. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities (lecturing, seminars, workshops, etc.), undertake teaching and supervision of students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level, as well as participating in administrative and organizational tasks.

The applicant should contribute to strengthening the Centre’s international research profile and research collaboration in the field of alcohol and drug research. Furthermore, it is required that the successful candidate engage in disseminating drug and alcohol research within Denmark to practitioners, politicians and the general population. The position also involves performing administrative tasks. Finally, it is required that the successful applicant will attend the Centre on a daily basis and participate actively in the Centre’s interdisciplinary research environment.

Your qualifications

Applicants should have a strong academic background as associate professor or equivalent and must be able to demonstrate to have made significant contributions to developments in the field. Qualifications must be well documented including a significant number of published contributions in international journals as well as having a strong record of research funding. The applicant should also have extensive experience managing research projects as well as exhibiting a track record of working within interdisciplinary research teams. Moreover, the candidate should support evidence of the different avenues that he/she has used to disseminate research. Finally, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is important. In addition, management skills as well as strong teaching qualifications would be important. Applicants with well documented research experience within the field of drug and alcohol research will be preferred. Non-Danish speaking candidates are required to acquire the necessary language skills within a short period of time (max 2 years).

Permanent employment as Professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Blended Learning – Go Online provided by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS. If you have not completed the courses before commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five year period.

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 focus on treatment, prevention, policy and recreational consumption and involve both legal and illegal drugs. The Centre is interdisciplinary and currently the employees have backgrounds in anthropology, psychology, sociology, law and public health, among other social science disciplines. Our tasks involve establishing and conducting research projects, teaching, communicate knowledge about alcohol and drug issues and collaborating with other national players in the area as well as with scholars at other international research institutions. More information about the Centre can be found



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 Professor Torsten Kolind, Tel. +45 87 16 57 67, e-mail:

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

Place of work
Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Bartholins Allé 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 10 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


Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy



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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