Faculty Position in SDU University of Southern Denmark

Professorships Job in jurisprudence at Uni of Southern Denmark, Denmark 2022


Professorships Job in jurisprudence is available for doctoral degree candidates in Law at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Law

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)


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Qualification Details

In order to qualify for the position(s), you must meet the department’s qualification criteria, which you can find here. This assessment is carried out by an appointed assessment committee. In order to be considered for the position, it is crucial that you are a match as regards the department’s current needs, the department’s strategy and the above-mentioned tasks tied to the position. This assessment is carried out by an appointed hiring committee and is based on i.e. your research and teaching profile, your submitted research plan, the grade of the assessment and the impressions during a prospective job interview. Furthermore, your expected level of contribution to the department’s further development will be weighted highly. You are expected to show commitment and visibility and to contribute to the department’s positive work environment and the continuous operation and development of the department. You must be able to teach in Danish and/or English. Non-Danish speakers are expected – within three to five years – to speak Danish on a level which enables teaching in Danish.

Responsibilities/Job Description

At the Department of Law, 1-2 professorships in jurisprudence, particularly EU law, will be available as of 1 December 2022 or by further agreement. The place of work will be SDU Odense or SDU Esbjerg. The professors are to contribute to the development of a strong research group in EU law in accordance with the department’s strategy, including publishing and communicating scientific results within the field both nationally and internationally. The professors must be able to teach and supervise within the field of EU law and must also undertake various administrative and management tasks related to research and teaching, must assist younger researchers and must contribute to developing the research agendas of both the department and the research group in order to acquire external funding.

Responsibilities Professors at the Department of Law will typically undertake the following tasks:

  • Publish scientific results both nationally and internationally
  • Undertake research-based teaching and develop courses in one or more of the legal disciplines (both in terms of the academic content and in terms of the pedagogical approach)
  • Supervise bachelor, master and PhD students
  • Make yourself and your knowledge available to others by engaging in various knowledge exchange activities
  • Build relations to and cooperate with external stakeholders
  • Show commitment in the process of applying for external funding
  • Undertake research management tasks and assist younger researchers in their career development
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to research and teaching
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the department by e.g. taking part in committees, undertake tasks relating to the development of the department’s offered courses or take on the responsibility for concrete tasks in accordance with the department’s stipulations.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An application must include:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/diplomas (Master and Ph.d.)
  • A comprehensive list of publications which includes the publications attached to the application
  • A teaching portfolio containing documentation of your teaching qualifications as well as an account of your view on learning and your reflections on teaching methods and the development of these. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio can be found here.
  • A research plan containing information concerning already planned research, publication plans and, if possible, plans for applying for external funding
  • Up to seven academic publications based on which you wish to be evaluated. Please attach a pdf file for each publication. If there are co-authors on a publication, a co-author declaration must be attached in the relevant pdf file, stating the applicant’s contribution to the publication like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.
    • If you choose to attach your Ph.D. dissertation as one of the publications, remember to include the written evaluation thereof

Documents which are not in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish must be translated into English. Without warning, SDU may discard applications which are incomplete regarding the above-mentioned criteria.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Law is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, which is comprised of six departments. The department currently has approximately 60 employees divided into four research groups (Private Law, Public Law, International Law and Law in Society) and a secretariat. Furthermore, the department has recently launched a new research centre, Centre for Law, Sustainability & Justice. The department works to ensure high quality and social relevance as regards both jurisprudent research, education and knowledge exchange. The Department of Law offers the traditional law degree alongside a combined HA (jur)/MSc (Econ) course. In addition, the department is responsible for the teaching of other legal subjects offered at SDU, e.g. on the MSc in Business Economics and Auditing and the diploma programmes.

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Note or Other details

Find further information on the department, its strategy and activities on the department’s website

Application procedure When the deadline for submitting applications is met, a number of applications are selected for an academic evaluation (shortlisting), based on an overall assessment of which applicants’ research and teaching profile match the job description and the department’s needs the best. Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be a Professor. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee. Once the evaluation committee have completed their assessment, each of the applicants concerned will receive the evaluation concerning him/her. Subsequently, the evaluation is sent to the institute which appoints an employment committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted. Additionally, the appointments committee determines which candidate will be offered a position. According to the University of Southern Denmark’s internal guidelines for professor vacancies, there must be at least three qualified applicants to a position before it can be filled. The University of Southern Denmark wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of our society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. Read the guideline for applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.


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Contact details

Further information concerning the positions is available from:

Head of Department, Professor Hanne Søndergaard Birkmose
E-mail: [email protected]       Phone + 45 65 50 43 36


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