Associate professor in clinical psychology

At the Department of Communication and Psychology, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, a position as associate professor in clinical psychology is open for appointment as of 1. July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be a half-time position which will include both research and teaching activities.

Job description

The primary tasks of the positions include research and teaching within clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry and also general developmental and cognitive psychology. Documented clinical experience is an advantage.

Concerning teaching obligations, the positions are primarily attached to the bachelor and master programs in psychology. Aalborg University works on the basis of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and documented experience with this approach is an advantage.

In terms of research, the position is aimed at candidates who, through research at an international level, have conducted empirical studies of:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Child psychiatry
  • Epidemiology
  • Intervention research
  • Meta-analysis
  • Collaboration between research and psychological practice

The positions will primarily be attached to the knowledge group QS (Qualitative Studies), which focuses its research on the following main themes:

  • The development of qualitative research methods
  • Studies of creativity
  • Cultures and life forms
  • Educational psychology
  • Social and personality psychology
  • Management and organisations
  • Theoretical psychology

Applicants should be able to work together with others and be capable of creating and sustaining relations with other researchers in an international research environment. Both national and international research networks will be advantageous. Applicants need to be willing to participate actively in all aspects of daily work in the Department. More information about the research profile of the Department can be found here:

Associate professorship
An appointment as associate professor is a permanent appointment which includes an obligation to carry out research and teaching activities. To some extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University.

Applicants for the associate professorship are required to possess research qualifications at such a level as can be attained through the successful completion of a term of employment as assistant professor, researcher, postdoc or other similar positions. Applicants must document research at an international level. In addition, applicants are assumed to have received supervision and pedagogical skills development and to have obtained a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV
  • A complete publication list specifying publication types (monographs, co-authored publications, journals, etc.). All attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment must be clearly indicated in the list. No more than ten publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint publications, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors Template
  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications (Guide)
  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may subsequently be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

Aalborg University wishes to reflect the diversity of society, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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 applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Head of Department Mikael Vetner, email, telephone (+45) 9940 7263, or professor, email, telephone (+45) 9940 7351.

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Line Nørbak at the Faculty Office via email or telephone (+ 45) 9940 9584. Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below.


Employment will be in accordance with the stipulations of the Danish Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (The Appointment Order), and the Danish Ministry of Finance's current circular on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreements for academics employed by the Danish state.

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Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 CET 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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