Associate professorship in Social and Personality Psychology
Aarhus University, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Associate professorship in Social and Personality Psychology 925241

Subject area: Social and Personality Psychology

The position:

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences invites applications for a position as associate professor in social and personality psychology to begin on January 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The position is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations within the subject area of social and personality psychology. The successful candidate is expected, based on professional competencies within social and personality psychology, to contribute to research and teaching in human behaviour, interaction and influence in group and organizational contexts. The successful candidate is expected to participate on a regular basis in the department’s day-to-day activities (such as seminars, courses, workshops, etc.), to contribute to the development of the department’s study and learning environment as well as to supervise students.


In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the department’s organizational and administrative tasks.


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 (maximum 2 years).


Who we are

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four 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. Aarhus University is amongst the best universities.


At the department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, we teach and conduct research into the most significant subject areas of psychology. The department employs around 45 academic staff members and 45–50 PhD students. Our researchers have a strong tradition for collaborating with Danish as well as international researchers from many different academic fields, such as health and psychiatry,education, pedagogic, linguistics, philosophy, religious studies, management, economics and neuroscience. We also increasingly focus on expanding our research and teaching to include subject areas such as orgizational development, management and human relations.


For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, please visit:

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact: Head of department, Professor Jan Tønnesvang, phone +045 8716 5796, e-mail


Terms of employment

The appointment is 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 .


The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities .


Application procedure

It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:


• 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. This form can be used for the purpose
• 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 .


All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.



All applications must be made online and received by:



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