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November 15, 2021


The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites applications for one or more positions as either assistant professor or associate professor in Law with special emphasis on sustainability to be filled by January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position(s) as assistant professor is limited to 4 years.

Job content We expect applicants to take part in developing the Faculty's research and education within law and sustainability. We are looking for researchers with a track-record within legal research, and an interest in, and ambitious research agenda for, sustainability. Successful applicants should be able to combine legal analysis with knowledge on sustainability, and be able to engage in multidisciplinary research cooperation in order to develop solutions to these crucial societal challenges.

We define and understand sustainability broadly, but are particularly interested in research addressing regulation of behavior to avoid stress of the ecosystem and climate. The Faculty however also welcomes applicants addressing social issues within sustainability.

We expect you to be ambitious and to contribute with a clear agenda on sustainability, and simultaneously show a solid legal profile within one of the Faculty's main legal disciplines, e.g. private law, public law or international law. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent research track- record and present an ambitious plan for the development of their research.

Qualification requirements for assistant professors

The position requires scientific qualifications such as a Ph.D. or equivalent within the research area.

An assistant professorship is a fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate 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.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process (see further below).

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.

You can read more about the criteria UCPH criteria here: https: //

You can read more about the criteria for recognizing merit for assistant professors here: here

Qualification requirements for associate professors The applicant is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the department, including examinations and administration, and to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants' qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics as in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. Applicants with documentation of excellent teaching skills including experience with development of teaching and with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.

Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organizational 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 UCPH criteria here: https: //

Find more information for recognizing merit for associate professors here: here

Requirements for positions at both levels

Within a reasonable period of time (3-6 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students.

For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant and associate professorships, please read the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019 here: here


Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please note that each field in the application form must only contain a single file of max. 10Mb.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

Applicants should indicate if they apply at the assistant professor or the associate professor level.

Letter of motivation, appendixes and the submitted scientific publications, incl. papers, articles and books, must be written in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.

The application MUST include the following 8 elements:

  • Application / letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas. Documentation of qualifications (degrees/diplomas, PhD diploma etc.)
  • Publications list. Complete numbered list of publications.
  • Teaching portfolio. This must include documentation for teaching qualifications, evaluations as well as a brief statement of the applicant's teaching visions within the research area. For more information regarding teaching portfolio, applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Research plan. An outline of planned research activities, including publications plans and plans for applications for external funding. The plan also documents the applicant's skills to contribute to research in one or more of the Faculty's research centers and environments, including how research can benefit the students in one or more of the Faculty's study programmes.
  • Publications. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than two (2) may be monographs. Applicants, who have written a PhD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis and the written assessment of the thesis as a part of submitted publications if the thesis is written in one of the languages mentioned below. A PhD thesis written in another language may be submitted, but the Assessment Committee is not required to assess the thesis. The submitted research publications must be written in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English
  • Co-author declaration. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant's share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case.
  • Appointment procedure After the application deadline, the Head of the Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.


    For further information about the positions, please contact Deputy Dean Kristian Cedervall Lauta, e-mail:

    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, e-mail: Please refer to ID number 211-0214/21-2A #1.

    Salary and conditions of employment Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). For assistant professors the salary range starts at DKK 35,000 + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. For associate professors the salary range is DKK 40,549 + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, read more at this homepage: https: //

    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: https: // www., https: // www. and https: //

    The UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background

    The closing date for applications is November 15 at 23:59 CEST/CET

    Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

    (Centraleuropæisk sommertid=CEST/CET = normaltid)


    The Faculty of Law is one of six faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty carries out research, education and knowledge dissemination within the area of law. Research is partly organized in research centres and groups with focus on thematic areas of interest. The Faculty employs about 80 full time researchers and approx. 50 PhD students as well as approx. 70 administrative staff members. In addition, approx. 450 part-time lecturers teach on the legal programmes on which approx. 4,500 students are enrolled. See the Faculty website: https: // for more information.

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