Associate professorship in Work and Organizational Psychology

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Dept. of - Aarhus BSS

Associate professorship in Work and Organizational Psychology

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences invites applications for a position as associate professor in work and organizational psychology to begin on 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Job description

The position is a permanent position involving research and research-based teaching. Teaching is to be performed in cooperation with colleagues in the section of work and organizational psychology. The successful candidate is expected to participate on a daily basis in the Department's day-to-day activities (lectures, seminars, workshops, etc.), to undertake supervision of students at Bachelor’s/Master’s level and PhD students as well as to contribute to the development of the Department’s study and learning environment. The successful candidate is furthermore expected to actively apply for external funding, to take on responsibility for research leadership, and to publish internationally. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the Department’s organizational and administrative tasks.


Your qualifications

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in psychology, or equivalent qualifications, and a PhD degree in psychology, or equivalent qualifications.

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.

As the successful candidate is expected to participate in all of the Department's main activities, including examination and administration, a non-Danish speaking candidate is required to acquire the necessary skills within a short period of time (maximum 2 years).

Permanent employment as associate professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Go Online provided by Centre for Educational Development at Aarhus University. 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

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 – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

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Further information

For further information about the position, please contact:: Head of Department, Professor Jan Tønnesvang, tel. +045 871 65796, e-mail

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 93522807, Email:

Place of work

Place of work is Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 11, 8000 Aarhus


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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 here

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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