27 June 2024

Associate professorship in Political Economics

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) invites excellent candidates for an associate professorship in Political Economics.

The position is a permanent, full-time position, available from 01/09/24 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Department of Economics is one of the leading economics departments in Europe and offers courses at all levels. The department has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. Read more about the department here: https://www.economics.ku.dk/

The associate professor is expected to contribute actively to advancing the research and teaching environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University of Copenhagen 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 and exercise academic leadership.

General duties attached to the position of Associate Professor in Political Economics are:

  • Research within the field of Political 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.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
To be qualified for an associate professor position at the University of Copenhagen, you must meet the University’s academic merit criteria pertaining to research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding, and leadership. You can read more about the criteria here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/. Specific criteria for associate professors are Here

Further information on qualification requirements as an associate professor in Denmark can be found  Here

The Faculty of Social Sciences

The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The faculty strives to do research at the highest international level, offer excellent education, and put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in co-creating knowledge, learning, and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens with the vision, knowledge, and competencies to improve society.
  • Energizing global, European, and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact. 

For more information on the faculty strategy, see https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/.

The position

  • The terms of appointment and salary are in accordance with the agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary is DKK 44,911 monthly + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis. 

An Equal Opportunity Workplace

The University of Copenhagen is committed to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment. It encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, ethnicity, etc. For more on the diverse workplace environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers various services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counseling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services, as well as information on entering and working in Denmark, here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Non-Danish speakers must acquire the necessary Danish language skills within a period of 3-6 years. The Department will pay for the necessary language training.

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0623/24-2E

Additional information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department Henrik Hansen, e-mail: henrik.hansen@econ.ku.dk, phone +45 35324405

Further information on the recruitment process can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

How to Apply
Submit a complete application using our online Job portal.