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Assistant or associate professor in organizational sociology

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work a full time position as assistant or associate professor in organizational sociology is open for appointment from June 1. or soon thereafter. The assistant professorship will be a 4-year position, and the associate professorship will be a permanent position.

Job description

The position will contribute substantially to strengthening the department’s international and national research profile in organizational sociology. Organizational sociologists at the Department of Sociology and Social Work are part of the research center COMA. It will be considered an advantage if the candidate has conducted research within one or more of the following areas, but it is not mandatory:

  • Current organizational and managerial challenges in and across public sector organizations.
  • Different forms of organizations, e.g. volunteer/non-profit/NGO or socio- economic organizations.
  • Work, organizing and technology.
  • Sustainable organizing.

Applicants must demonstrate strong competences in the research field, including theories, methods and empirical research areas related to organizational sociology, organization and management studies.

Teaching activities within the position include lecturing, supervision, coordination and planning courses in organizational sociology at Department of Sociology and Social Work, both at the Sociology and Social Work Programmes. High quality teaching is an important focus area and applicants are invited to present examples of development of teaching activities, teaching evaluations, and ideas/plans for contributing to furthering the Departments teaching in organizational sociology.

Qualification requirements - Assistant Professor
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.

Qualification requirements - Associate Professor
It is presupposed that applicants for the position as associate professor hold a PhD degree and have research qualifications corresponding to the level achieved from a successful employment period as an assistant professor/researcher, or achieved otherwise. The successful candidate can furthermore present an original and coherent research and impact strategy that connects to the Department’s activities, a well-developed network with the practice field, strong international ties to relevant research communities, and experience in designing and managing research projects, as well as activities related to attracting external research funding. Furthermore, it is presupposed that the applicants have received supervision and pedagogical upgrading and a positive written evaluation of their teaching qualifications.

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 5 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 application can be written in English or in a Scandinavian language.

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 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

Workplace: Aalborg


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

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