A number of Assistant- or Associate Professors in Economics

Aalborg University
March 19, 2023
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A number of Assistant- or Associate Professors in Economics (Assistant

Professorships with tenure track option)

At The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aalborg University Business School, a number of full-time positions as assistant or associate professor in economics are open for appointment from June 1, 2023 or soon thereafter. The assistant professor positions are for a maximum of 4 years with a tenure track option. The associate professor positions are permanent. Workplace is in Aalborg.

Job description

Aalborg University Business School is situated at Aalborg University, a university with world-class research in many disciplines. Aalborg University is a founding institution in Problem-Based Learning. With this as a guiding principle, the Business School plays a major role in bridging the gap between business and science that helps commercialise inventions and generate business growth. The prerequisite for this is relevant research of the highest quality. We have a strategy of publishing our research in leading journals in our fields. We consider current trends and issues in all the knowledge we produce. Only then can we contribute with business-critical insights that make a difference in society.

As an applicant for this position, you are expected to have a strong research potential within economics. You will be expected to actively participate professionally and socially in the economics research group. Your research must cover one or more of the following research fields:

  • Microeconomics, econometrics and time-series analysis, for example relating to financial markets and instruments
  • Macroeconomic modelling – empirically as well as theoretically
  • Large-scale macro-econometric models
  • Macroeconomic theory covering different paradigms in macroeconomics
  • Innovation economics
  • Applicants are expected to have strong methodological skills, and the position will mainly contribute to the economics degree in terms of teaching but also other relevant courses at the business school and in adjacent departments.

    Applicants are to indicate in their application whether they are applying for the assistant professor or associate professor position.

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR A position as assistant professor is a fixed-term training position which includes an obligation to carry our 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).

    The formal qualification requirement for at position as assistant professor is a PhD degree or academic qualifications at PhD level.

    Tenure track option Highly qualified candidates can be appointed as tenure-track assistant professors on a six-year

    contract with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured position as associate professor. An internal assessment committee will conduct a mid-term evaluation after 3 years, and an external assessment committee will conduct a final review after 5.5 years. If the assessment is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as associate professor.

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR A position as associate professor is a permanent appointment which included an obligation to carry our research and teaching activities. To some extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University.

    The formal qualification requirement for the position as associate professor is research qualifications corresponding to the level achieved from a successful employment period as an assistant professor/researcher or achieved otherwise. The applicant must document scientific production at an international level. Furthermore, it is presupposed that the applicants have received supervision and pedagogical upgrading and a positive written evaluation of teaching qualifications.

    Moreover it will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants for the position as associate professor have experience with Problem Based Learning (PBL) which is Aalborg University's teaching philosophy.

    THE APPLICATION The application must contain the following:

  • Motivated application.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 5 publications may be submitted.
  • Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant's contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Template co-author declaration.
  • Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained).
  • Documentation for teaching qualifications. Guidance Teaching portfolio.
  • The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button below.

    ASSESSMENT An assessment committee will assess the candidates.

    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 candidates will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. Assessed candidates may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

    When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the candidates who are not considered for the position.

    CONTACT INFORMATION You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Head of Business School Christian Nielsen, phone 99402702, e-mail [email protected] Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources, email [email protected]

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


    Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Educatio and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confereration of Professional Associations (AC) o Academics in the State. Worplace is in Aalborg.

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