Vacant positions

Professor in Sociology

At the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Sociology and Social Work, a full time permanent position as Professor in Sociology is open for appointment from April 1, 2023 or soon thereafter.

Job description

The professor of sociology should contribute substantially to strengthening the department’s national and international profile in relation to sociological research and is expected to take a leading role in developing excellence within this field of research. This leading role includes contributing to developing a strong internal collective research community as well as engaging with external national and international stakeholders and partners to enable collaboration and external funding for projects. Moreover, it includes a strong commitment to research characterized by high quality, inclusiveness, intellectual generosity, and a supportive and inspiring environment for PhD. students (including PhD. supervision), junior researchers as well as for more experienced researchers in developing their academic career.

Finally, it is expected that the professor of sociology will engage in and make a substantial contribution to the development of the departments study programmes within sociology, both on BA and MA level.

The position as professor is a permanent position with obligation to research, teaching and publication/academic dissemination.

Applicants to the professorship are required to provide documentation of a substantial amount of original scientific production at international level, and documentation of significant contribution to the development of the research area in question. It is equally important that applicants are able to undertake research management or other kinds of management, pedagogical counselling and supervision as well as academic assessment tasks.


  • Motivated application
  • CV
  • Complete publication list, marking the attached publications, to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. A maximum of ten publications may be attached.
  • In case the applicant attaches publications elaborated ind collaboration with co-authors, a co-author statement must be enclosed, specifying the applicant's contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors. Template co-author declaration.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications. Guidance Teaching portfolio.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD.

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

All candidates will be assessed by an assessment committee. Applicants may subsequently be summoned to an interview and/or trial lecture.

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 relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on email,

For information about the position please contact Trond Beldo Klausen, mail or phone +4599402602.

Information about the department can be found here: Department of Sociology and Social Work  

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.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics. Workplace is in Aalborg.

Vacancy number




Apply online
Positions from category

Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.