Two Positions Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychologyher
Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities



At the Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Faculty of Humanities, two positions as assistant professor in clinical psychology whose work will complement and extend the existing expertise within Clinical Psychology. The successful candidates will conduct research and teaching in one or more of the following areas: Psychotherapy, effect and/or process studies, Psychopathology, Qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, Clinical psychology broadly conceived. The positions are open for appointment as of September 1st 2019. The appointments will be a temporary 3-year, full-time positions, which will include both research and teaching activities.



The positions are open for appointment as of September 1st 2019. The appointments will be a temporary 3-year, full-time positions, which will include both research and teaching activities.

During their employment as assistant professors, the successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Deliver high quality teaching, supervision, and associated examination, as required across the range of modules offered on the Psychology programme including the modules Clinical Psychology in a wide sense and practical teaching under the auspices of the Department’s University Clinic.

  • Undertake research and publish research outputs of an internationally recognized quality

  • Engage in external research networks and collaborations

  • Engage with external organisations to enhance the research portfolio associated with the positon

  • Participate positively and fully in the day-to-day activities of the Department of Communication and Psychology


Candidates for this position must have submitted, and preferably completed, a doctorate in a relevant field.

In relation to research, applicants should document:

  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability or potential to produce high quality research outputs and publish in international journals

  • a personal research plan which is consistent with the Department of Communication and Psychology research strategy and demonstrates the potential to develop new research projects

  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability or potential to develop external and/or international networks and collaborations

  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability or potential to engage in activities with actors outside academia to enhance the impact of research.


In terms of research, the positions are aimed at candidates who, through research at an international level, have conducted empirical studies of:

  • Psychotherapy, effect and/or process studies

  • Psychopathology

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative research methods

  • Clinical psychology broadly conceived


In relation to teaching, applicants should document:

  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability or potential to deliver high quality teaching on the Psychology programme, using a range of pedagogical approaches including problem based learning, project supervision, group work, interactive seminars and lectures

  • their ability to teach, and assess written and oral performances, in English. The Psychology programme is taught in Danish. For non-Danish speakers proficiency in Danish is therefore expected to be acquired during the 3-year appointment.


 In relation to general competences, applicants should also:

  • document experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability or potential to workand research group, and foster a positive and collegial working environment

  • collaboratively with colleagues, participate fully in the day-to-day activities of the Department

  • demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.


The positions will primarily be attached to the knowledge group QS (Qualitative Studies), which focuses its research on the following main themes:

  • The development of qualitative research methods

  • Studies of creativity

  • Cultures and life forms

  • Educational psychology

  • Clinical psychology

  • Social and personality psychology

  • Management and organisations

  • Theoretical psychology


Applicants should be able to work together with others and be capable of creating and sustaining relations with other researchers in an international research environment. Both national and international research networks will be advantageous. Applicants need to be willing to participate actively in all aspects of daily work in the Department. More information about the research profile of the Department can be found here:

Assistant professorship
A position as assistant professor is a fixed-term training position which includes an obligation to carry out research and teaching activities. To a limited extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University. The appointment includes a requirement to attend a course in university pedagogy for assistant professors organised by the University.


The employment as assistant professor must not exceed a total period of four years at the same institution (a maximum of six years at assistant professor level at AAU and a maximum of eight years at assistant professor level in Denmark). 


Applicants for the assistant professorship are required to possess academic qualifications; for example a PhD degree or similar academic qualifications.


The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV 

  • A complete publication list and markings of the attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. No more than five publications may be attached.

  • In case you attach joint, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors. Template co-author declaration, at the bottom of this page

  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications (Guide, at the bottom of this page)

  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 


Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.


AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.


Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Head of Department Mikael Vetner, mail, telephone (+45) 9940 7263, or Head of Knownleagdegroup Svend Brinkmann, email, telephone (+45) 9940 7351.  

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to HR-partner Lotte U. Frost at Human Resources via email or telephone (+ 45) 9940 9570. Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English. 

Expectations for a scientific employee can be found here.



Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.







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