Faculty Position at UCPH University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Few Tenure-track Assistant Professorships in Clinical Neuropsychology – UCPH, Denmark


The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites excellent candidates for one or more tenure-track assistant professorships in Clinical Neuropsychology.

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General Info

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professorship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 6 Years
Salary: 35,003.43 DKK/Month

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

For the position, the candidate must hold a Master’s degree in psychology, or equivalent qualifications, and a PhD degree in psychology. The candidate must also have practical experience and training within the field of clinical neuropsychology. In addition, the candidate must have an excellent track record of successfully doing research and research-based teaching within the field of clinical neuropsychology. It is also essential that the candidate has strong collaborative skills, both in relation to internal scientific staff and external partners.

In order to be assessed qualified for a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Copenhagen, the candidate must meet the University’s criteria of academic merit.

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

You can read more about the criteria for recognising merit for assistant professors here: https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-

Responsibilities/Job Description

Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching. An assistant professor also has administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be part of the Cognition and Neuropsychology cluster at the Department of Psychology. The cluster has a long history and strong background in clinical and cognitive neuropsychology, as well as theoretical and experimental cognitive science. We expect the applicant to conduct and develop their research in synergy with the ongoing work within the Cognition and Neuropsychology cluster, and to contribute to defining the goals and aspirations for this group.

With regards to research, we welcome candidates with a strong background in clinical neuropsychology. It is vital that the candidate has the capacity for and interest in developing the neuropsychological research at the Department. In addition to their own research, it is important that the candidate can drive and support ongoing and possible future research projects at the Department that relates to clinical neuropsychology more broadly, including collaborations with University hospitals.

With regards to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to and develop neuropsychological teaching in different parts of the psychology education, including Bachelor’s level courses, the Master’s level program in Neuropsychology, and Master’s theses. Development of EVU-activities in clinical neuropsychology are also highly valued.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates and Diplomas
  • Publications. The 6 most important publications, of which at least three must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for application. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 6.
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates. The uploaded publications must be marked with * on the list to be assessed.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications in accordance with the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly specified. The hiring committee may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Psychology has a strong commitment to basic and applied research, and is organised in research clusters and groups with associated post-graduate students and postdocs.

Education at the Department of Psychology is directed towards the psychological profession and is characterized by a high level with respect to theoretical, methodological, and applied contents. Teaching is also oriented towards other scientific disciplines and the department takes part in several interdisciplinary academic programmes.

Research at the Department of Psychology is of high international and ethical standards and is characterized by a fundamental curiosity to shed light on various phenomena from a psychological perspective. Further, the research takes advantage of a strong synergistic interaction between basic and applied psychological research and knowledge, as well as of interdisciplinary approaches.

The Department of Psychology is internationally oriented and is characterized by strong and elaborate collaboration with other internationally leading researchers as well as working in close partnerships with public and private institutions and organisations in Denmark and abroad.

For further information, please see: https://psychology.ku.dk/

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Note or Other details

  • Employment with the Faculty of Social Sciences and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying academic criteria of the University of Copenhagen which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the Department concerned.
  • As this is a tenure track position, and therefore we strongly encourage the appointed assistant professor to acquire the proficiency in Danish required to teach and interact with colleagues in that language in 3-6 years. The Department will provide and pay for the necessary language training
  • Further information on qualification requirements as assistant professor can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary range starts at DKK 35,003.43 (Euro 4706,32) per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

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Contact details

Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: [email protected], please refer to ID number: 211-0109/21-2N #1

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Thomas Habekost, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +45 35 32 48 60

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