Professorship of Psychology
University of Copenhagen Department of Psychology

Professorship(s) in Psychology

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Professor in Psychology. The Department of Psychology is interested in applicants with strong research and teaching profiles. We especially encourage applicants with a background in (1) personality psychology, (2) social psychology, or (3) clinical psychology with a focus on early childhood mental health, societal impact and prevention, as well as further education activities to apply, but we also welcome applicants with a background in other areas of psychology.

The positions are available from 1 September 2020, but a later date of employment may be negotiated.

The Department of Psychology covers a broad range of disciplines including Clinical and Health Psychology, Cognitive and Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of the Humanities, Social Psychology, and Work- and Organizational psychology. The department has excellent facilities for various research approaches. Our staff comprises about 35 faculty, 10 postdocs and 50 PhD students. About 240 students graduate in the five-year Master’s program in psychology per year. Next to psychology, the Faculty of Social Sciences includes the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, as well as several active research centers that bring together researchers across disciplines.


Applicants for a full professorship must be able to document a high degree of original scholarly production at international high level and have a recognised international/national reputation.

Candidates will be assessed in relation to the following criteria:

  • A documented original academic production at international high level within the field of Psychology
  • The ability to further the professional advance of the field of Psychology
  • Strong teaching qualifications
  • Management experience in relation to research and teaching
  • Experience with project management and external fundraising
  • Experience with societal impact and further education activities
  • A commitment to working as part of a team and assisting in the smooth running of the department and its teaching programs
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills that enable the development of internal networks
  • In addition, the general criteria described in the Career Advancement and Recruitment Guidelines of the Department of Psychology will be emphasized in the selection process. See online guidelines here:

Job description

General and special duties attached to the position as Professor include:

  • Research within the field of Psychology
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students
  • Research leadership
  • Project management and external fundraising
  • Research and teaching management and development
  • Administrative tasks related to the position
  • Knowledge sharing and outreach to the rest of the society

Conditions of employment

The position is offered as an ordinary permanent professorship. Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary is currently DKK 631,596. In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, see


Applications must be written in English and must include the following information and documentation:

  • A full CV, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background, including a record of research and international research cooperation.
  • A complete and numbered list of publications.
  • The publications enclosed in the application: maximum 10 publications – that the applicant wishes the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Documentation of experience with leadership and managing research.
  • Teaching portfolio in accordance with the Faculty’s rules:
  • Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large.

If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of joint work, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s contribution to each individual publication must be clarified in the application.

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at                   

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in the positions to apply, regardless of personal background.

Additional information can be obtained from the Head of Department, Vibeke Koushede, phone (+45) 35

32 48 00, e-mail: Information about the Department can be found at

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR Søndre City, e-mail:, please refer to ID number 151804 #1. 

The deadline for applications, including enclosures is 1 June 2020 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply” and fill in the application form.  

Applications or additional material received after deadline will not be taken into account. 


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.


Application deadline: 01-06-2020
Employment start: 01-09-2020
Department/Location: Institut for Psykologi

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