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Assistant Professor in Macroeconomics

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business and Management a full time position as assistant professor in Macroeconimics is open for appointment from 1 October or soon thereafter for maximum 4 years.

Job description

The Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University is looking for an Assistant Professor that can contribute to teaching and supervision, research and knowledge dissemination at the Department that will be transformed to Aalborg University Business School on 1 September 2020.

The Assistant Professorship will be associated with the MaMTEP group (‘Macroeconomic Methodology, Theory and Economic Policy’) and must cover one or more of the following fields:

  • Macroeconomic theory (mainstream as well as Post-Keynesian theory)
  • Macroeconomic modelling (the approach of Stock Flow Consistent modelling)
  • Large Scale Macroeconometric Models for Denmark
  • Methodology

The applicants for the position are expected to take an active part in existing MaMTEP research projects within a research strategy focusing on primarily SFC-modelling and macroeconomic methodology. As such, the applicants are expected to identify and discuss challenges/problems for the Danish Economy. Therefore, experience with developing Large Scale Models, including fully theoretical grounded models and macro econometric models is preferable, but not a necessary requirement. Furthermore, the applicants are expected to be active in attracting external funding. As the MaMTEP group is part of an international network within the field of heterodox Post-Keynesianism, the applicants are expected to take an active part in these networking activities.

Teaching activities include lecturing, supervision, coordination and planning at the department’s study program in economics (BA and MA). The applicants are expected to contribute to the ongoing revision and development of various macroeconomic courses at our BA and MA.

The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to ensure that assistant professorships provide career opportunities both within and outside of the university. For that reason, assistant professorships are formed in a manner ensuring that the competencies achieved in the position qualify for a career within research as well as a career in the private and/or public sector. No later than one year before the termination of the position, you are offered an interview in order to clarify your further career.

Qualification requirements
Applicants for the post of assistant professor must hold a PhD degree or academic qualifications at PhD level. In the selection of candidates, emphasis will be placed on research potential and pedagogical qualifications as well as experience with supervision and lectures.

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

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 10 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.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.
An expert assessment committee will assess all 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 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.

Contact information
You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Head of Department, professor Christian Nielsen , phone +45 9940 2702, e-mail chn@business.aau.dk.

Information about the Department can be found on the following website: https://www.business.aau.dk/.

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on email hs-hr@adm.aau.dk.



Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education 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 Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

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