Associate and/or Tenure-track Assistant Professorships in Macroeconomics

Copenhagen University
November 26, 2023
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The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites excellent candidates for an associate or tenure- track assistant professorship and, in addition, one tenure-track professorship, both positions in Macroeconomics.

The positions are available from August 1st 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. An earlier start is also possible.

Your Competencies and Opportunities The Department of Economics has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. The new members of staff are expected to contribute actively to the advance of this environment.

In order to be assessed qualified for a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Copenhagen, the candidate must have a PhD in Economics or equivalent academic qualifications. Furthermore the applicants should meet the University's criteria of academic merit.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor and associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (relating to 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 for recognising merit for assistant and associate professors here: Criteria for recognising merit – University of Copenhagen (

Job description General duties attached to the position as assistant professor and as associate professor are:

  • Research within the field of Economics.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • Administrative tasks.
  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society
  • Research and teaching management
  • Raising external research grants
  • A successful candidate has strong interpersonal skills as well as an aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues in planning and delivering teaching, in research projects and in the discharge of administrative duties.

    Furthermore, the candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, supporting student welfare and enhancing the student experience.

    Associate professor Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching. An associate professor also has administrative responsibilities and is expected to develop the field in synergy with other fields as well as to exercise academic leadership.

    Tenure-track assistant professor A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. An assistant professorship is a further-education post. 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.

    Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as tenure-track assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

    Read more about the tenure-track program at Copenhagen University here: Tenure track at the University of Copenhagen – University of Copenhagen (

    Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact
  • For more on the Faculty strategy, see Strategy for the Faculty of Social Science – University of Copenhagen ( You can read the Department's strategy here A4 Rapport (

    Terms of Employment

  • Employment with the Faculty of Social Sciences and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying academic criteria of the University of Copenhagen which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the Department concerned.
  • As this is a tenure track position, and therefore we strongly encourage the appointed assistant professor and associated professor to acquire the proficiency in Danish required to teach and interact with colleagues in that language in 3-6 years. The Department will provide and pay for the necessary language training
  • Further information on qualification requirements as assistant and as associate professor can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities here: MinisterialOrderno.1443of11December2019onJobStructureforAcademicStaffatUniversities.pdf (
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary range for a tenure-track assistant professor starts at DKK 38,337 per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme and for a associate professor the salary range starts at 42,393 per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.
  • The recruitment process After the expiry of the deadline for applications and interviews at the Virtual European Job Market, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are notified if their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be 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 Job Portal - Job and career – University of Copenhagen (

    We will interview non-Danish based researchers at the Virtual European Job Market for Economists (EJME), December 11-14, 2023. If you wish to be considered for an interview you have to apply through our posting at Econ Job Market (https: //

    Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: Recruitment process – University of Copenhagen (

    An Equal Opportunity Workplace The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University's participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see HR Excellence in Research – University of Copenhagen (

    International applicant? The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: For international researchers at the University of Copenhagen – University of Copenhagen (

    Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Department of Economics is a highly research-orientated department within Denmark's premier University. The Department is one of the leading economics departments in Europe and offers courses at Bachelors, Master's and PhD levels.

    Contact information Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: [email protected], please refer to ID number: 211-0189/23-2N #1

    Additional information about the positions can be obtained from the Head of Department Henrik Hansen, e-mail: [email protected], phone +45 35 32 44 05.

    How to Apply Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. If you wish to be considered for an interview you have to apply through our posting at Econ Job Market (https: //

    Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated application , explaining your motivation for applying for a position at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Why do you find Copenhagen attractive? How do you find your research would benefit from and contribute to the research environment at the Department of Economics?
  • Curriculum vitae, including including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and international research cooperation

  • Certificates and Diplomas

  • Publications. Up to the 6 most important publications. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 6.
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates. The uploaded publications must be marked with on the list to be assessed.
  • A research plan outlining your vision for your research over the next 5-6 years.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications in accordance with the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.
  • Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, the extent of the applicant's contribution to the work must be clearly specified. The hiring committee may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of each individual's contribution.

    The closing date for applications is 23:59 CET November 26th 2023.

    Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

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