Associate Professorship in law

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Associate Professorship in law

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen is seeking applications for one or more positions as Associate Professor of law or a closely related research area. The positions are available immediately. The positions include teaching - and administrative responsibilities within the relevant research area.

The position

The Associate Professor?s primary duties include research and teaching, supervision of graduate - and PhD-students, participation in examinations, and administrative tasks in relation to bachelor -, graduate - and PhD studies. The Associate Professor is expected to publish results of her/his research, exchange knowledge with relevant parts of the surrounding society, and contribute to the academic development of the research area. Other obligations may include research leadership, educational guidance and supervision of Assistant Professors as well as academic evaluations. The Associate Professor is obliged to continuously develop and maintain her/his competencies in teaching and education. Other obligations may be added as stipulated by the Faculty.

Required qualifications

The position requires scientific qualifications equal to those that can be obtained through appointment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent. The applicant must be able to document scientific qualifications at an international level. Emphasis will also be placed on whether the applicant has documented teaching experience and pedagogical qualifications, obtained for example through employment as Assistant Professor.

If the candidate chosen for the position has not yet participated in a pedagogical course for Assistant Professors, the appointment might be conditioned by a trial period of up to 1 ½ years until the required course has been completed.

For more information applicants are encouraged to read the memorandum ?Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2007", as well as the ?Guide to appointment of permanent academic staff at the Faculty of Law". Both documents can be read at
Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will comply with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). In addition to the basic salary, an annual supplement of DKK. 87.945 (as of 1 April 2010) is paid. In addition to this, a total contribution to your pension fund equal to 17,1% of your salary and annual increment is paid.

The application and all submitted material, incl. papers, articles and books, must be written in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German or French. The application and all appendices must be submitted in three sorted copies, and it is therefore not possible to submit the application by email. Applicants must include their email address for communication purposes.

Each application must include the following appendices marked with the stated appendix numbers:
Appendix 1: List of appendices - including a list of the submitted publications.

Appendix 2: Curriculum vitae.

Appendix 3: Documentation regarding the applicant?s education.

Appendix 4: Complete numbered list of publications.

Appendix 5: A maximum of 10 scientific publications that the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, of which no more than three may be monographs.

Appendix 6: An account of the applicant?s vision regarding research, education and dissemination.

Appendix 7: Documentation regarding the applicant?s experience and qualifications in relation to teaching, as well as other relevant qualifications.

Applicants are encouraged to read the ?Guidelines for applicants regarding information about pedagogic qualifications" on the Faculty website

In addition to the material which the applicant wishes to include in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may require further material to assess the applicant. It is the applicant?s responsibility to provide such supplementary material should this be requested.

If works are cited of which the applicant is a co-author, a co-author declaration concerning the applicant´s share of these works must be submitted. Material not yet published can be submitted. Please note if this is the case.
Application procedure

An acknowledgement of the receipt of the application will be issued, and applicants will be kept informed about the process of the application procedure on a regular basis via email. Following the application deadline, the Dean, on the recommendation of the Academic Council, will set up an expert Assessment Committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant will receive the portion of the overall assessment that specifically refers to her/him. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews according to the Dean?s decision.
Upon the completion of the application process, only original material will be returned.
All interested parties, regardless of personal background, are encouraged to apply. The Faculty of Law wishes to promote gender equality. As the majority of the Faculty?s research staff is male, applications from women will thus be received with particular interest.
Further information is available from personnel officer Thomas Haaning Christiansen, ph. (+45) 35 32 35 26, email:

Applications must be addressed to Dean Henrik Dam and sent or delivered to Faculty of Law, att. Thomas Haaning Christiansen, Studiestræde 6, st., DK-1455 Copenhagen, Denmark. Please quote ?Stillingsansøgning" as well as reference number: 211-0388/10-6540 on the front of the application as well as on the envelope or package.

The application must be received by September 6, 2010 at 12:00 (noon) at the above mentioned address. Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.


Deadline: 06-09-2010

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