Vacant positions

Professor in Social Work

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work a position as Professor in Social Work is open for appointment from April 1 2021 or soon thereafter.

Job description

The department is seeking to strengthen its position and activities within social work and is searching for a professor who can take a leading role in these efforts. Applicants must demonstrate a strong profile in terms of empirical work, teaching and dissemination within the field of social work. Applicants need to have experience with a wide range of research methods.

It is required that applicants have a strong international publication profile and have demonstrated the ability to obtain external funding of research within the field of social work. It is expected that applicants have experience with research management and development of research groups, including supervision of young researchers. The position should make a substantial contribution to the development of the departments study programmes within social work, both on BA and MA level.

Qualification requirements
It is presupposed that applicants can document a high degree of original scientific production at an international level, and can document having contributed considerably to the development of the subject area of the job description. Furthermore, applicants must account for their potential to further develop the subject area. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant's ability to perform research management and other management functions, provide pedagogical guidance as well as supervision and take part in academic assessments. Special emphasis will be placed on the potential of the applicant to undertake the specific projects related to this position, cf. job description. Applicants with strong qualifications in both qualitative and quantitative methods will be given preference.

The dominating philosophy of teaching at Aalborg University is the Problem Based Learning (PBL) model. Therefore it will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants have experience with PBL.

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. Link to template:
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained).
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to guidelines:

The application may be written in any of the Scandinavian languages or in English.

The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button.

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 Trond Beldo Klausen,
phone +45 9940 2602, e-mail:
Information about the Department can be found on the following website:   

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on email:



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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