Assistant/Associate Professorship in Work and Organisational Psychology
University of Copenhagen Department of Psychology

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Work and Organisational Psychology

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks excellent candidates for an Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Work and Organisational Psychology.

The position is a full-time position and is available from 1st August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


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.

Research at the Department of Psychology is of high international and ethical standards – and is characterized by a fundamental curiosity to unravel the nature of psychological phenomena. Further, the research takes advantage of a strong synergistic interaction between basic and applied psychological research, as well as interdisciplinary research.

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

For further information, please see:

Duties and Responsibilities of the position

The Work and Organisational Psychology group at the Department of Psychology conducts research across organisational psychology (leadership and leadership development, organisational change and processes, entrepreneurship and SMEs), work psychology (psychosocial work environment, stress and mental health, negative relations at work, work attendance behaviour, ageing at work) and personnel psychology (business ethics, personnel selection and development). We expect the applicant to conduct and develop their research in synergy with the ongoing work within the Work and Organisational Psychology group.

The overall duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate are to contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the Department by conducting world-class research and teaching. The duties of an Associate Professor also encompass administrative responsibilities and academic leadership.

With regards to research, we particularly welcome candidates with an interest for and experience with applied research. We welcome candidates with competencies in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and value an interdisciplinary approach to the study of psychological phenomena. It is of particular importance that the candidate has the capacity for and interest in doing research at the intersection between organisational and work psychology, thereby bridging the existing research currently undertaken at the department. Related to the position is an obligation to publish and communicate research.

With regards to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate on a daily basis in the teaching activities at the department (e.g., seminars, lectures, workshops, examination, etc.), to contribute to the study and learning environments, as well as to supervise students. We especially welcome candidates with experience in teaching that bridges theory and practice, e.g., case-based teaching.

Your Competencies and Opportunities

For the specific position in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Department of Psychology, the candidate must hold a master’s degree in psychology, or equivalent qualifications, and a PhD degree in psychology, or equivalent qualifications.

The successful candidate must have an excellent track record of successfully doing research and research-based teaching within the core field of Work and Organisational Psychology. Furthermore, it is important that the candidate demonstrates societal impact, external funding, organisational contribution, and academic leadership. This is especially true for the associate professorship level, see more information on the specific requirements below.

The successful candidate has strong interpersonal skills and an aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues in planning and delivering teaching, in research projects, and in the execution of administrative duties.Furthermore, the candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, supporting student welfare and enhancing the student experience.

Introduction - relevant only for Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship

A Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate post will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for Assistant Professors, and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as Assistant Professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the Assistant Professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as Associate Professor.

Read more about the Tenure-Track Assistant Professsor Programme at the UCPH, at this homepage:

Competencies – relevant only for the Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship

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 Assistant 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:


Competencies - relevant only for Associate Professorship

In order to be qualified for an Associate Professor position at the University of Copenhagen, the candidate must meet the University’s criteria of academic merit.

Six overall criteria apply for Associate 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.

Find more information on the criteria UCPH criteria here:

Find more information for recognising merit for Associate Professors here:

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences

The Department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact 

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: You can read the Department’s strategy here:

Terms of Employment

  • 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.
  • We strongly encourage the appointed Tenure-Track or Associate 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 and job structure can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities 2019 here:
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please read more here:
  • If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. Find more information here: and
  • The salary for tenure-track assistant professor starts at DKK 34,567 per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis. 
  • The salary for Associate Professors is DKK 40,044 per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis. 

The recruitment process

Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:

An Equal Opportunity Workplace

The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see

International applicant?

The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here:

Contact information

Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, academic officer Rikke Dall, e-mail:, please refer to ID number: 211-0169/20-2A.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department Vibeke Jenny Koushede, e-mail:, phone +45 35320511.

How to Apply

Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply.

Please specify in your motivated application, which position you are applying for.

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.

 The closing date for applications is 15th of March 2021, 23:59/CET

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Vibeke Jenny Koushede


Application deadline: 15-03-2021
Employment start: 01-08-2021
Department/Location: Institut for psykologi
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