Associate or assistant Professor in Sociology (Adjunkt/lektor i sociologi (mikrosociologi) 2018-224-01841

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociologi a position as assistant professor or associate professor in Sociology is open for appointment from 01.09.2018 or soon thereafter. The assistant professorship is a 4-year position, and the associate professorship is a permanent position.

Job description

The position should contribute to strengthening the department’s international research profile within the fields of microsociology and the sociology of everyday life with a focus on the use and development of qualitative methods. Applicants must demonstrate strong competence in this research field as well as in methods and theories that are relevant for the field. Furthermore, applicants having experiences with empirical analysis will be given preference.

Teaching activities within the position include lecturing, supervision, coordination and planning primarily at sociology (BA and MA), secondarily at the other study programmes within the School for Sociology and Social Work.

Associate or assistant Professor in Sociology

A position as assistant professor is a fixed-term training position which includes an obligation to carry our research and teaching activities. To a limited extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University.

The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to ensure that assistant professorships provide career opporunities 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.

Associate Professor

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

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 presuppossed that applicants for the position as associate professor have research qualifications corresponding to the level achieved from a successful employment period as an assistant professor/researcher, or achieved otherwise. The applicants must document scientific production at an international level. Furthermore, it is presupposed that the applicants have received supervision and pedagogical upgrading and a positive written evaluatio of their teaching qualifications.

Moreover it will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants have experienace 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 to the position as Assistant Professor and a maximum of 10 publications may be submitted to the position af Associate Professor.
  • Co-author sgtatements 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. Limk to Template.
  • Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained).
  • Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines.
The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button below.

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


An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subssequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will sselect 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.

Applicants are requrired to acknoledge wherther the application is for the position as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Contact information

You may obtain further information  about the academic contents of the position from Trond Beldo Klausen, phone +45 9940 2602, e-mail

Information about the Department can be found on the following website: 

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Jess Gjerulff Gertsen, phone +45 9940 3897, e-mail


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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Thu Jul 26 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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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.