2021-224-03387 Associate Professor of sociocultural psychology

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: · Deadline March 21. 2021;

At the Department of Communication and Psychology, the Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, a position as an Associate Professor will be open for appointment as of 1st of August 2021. The position will complement and extend the existing expertise within sociocultural psychology. The selected candidate will conduct research and teaching within at least one of the following areas: sociokulturel psychology, social psychology, research methodology.

Job description

The appointment will be a permanent full-time position, which will include both research and teaching activities. 

During the employment as an Associate Professor, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Deliver high quality teaching, supervision, and associated examination, as required across the range of modules offered on the Psychology programme within areas such as social psychology, educational psychology and research methodology.
  • Undertake research and publish research output of an internationally recognized quality
  • Engage in external research networks and collaborations
  • Engage in knowledge collaboration within the portfolio of the position
  • Participate positively and constructively in the day-to-day activities of the Department of Communication and Psychology.

In terms of research, the position includes research at international level and applicants are expected to have research experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Psychological aspects related to visual culture
  • Psychological aspects related to social change
  • Psychological aspects related to collective memory
  • Identity
  • Qualitative methods

 In relation to research, applicants should document:

  • Experience, skills and achievements that demonstrate the ability or potential to produce high quality research outputs and publish in international journals
  • A personal research plan which is consistent with the Department of Communication and Psychology research strategy and demonstrates the potential to develop new research projects
  • Experience, skills and achievements that demonstrate the ability or potential to develop external and/or international networks and collaborations
  • Experience, skills and achievements that demonstrate the ability or potential to engage in activities with actors outside academia to enhance the impact of research
  • Experience with external funding is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

 In relation to teaching, applicants should document:

  • Experience, skills and achievements that demonstrate the ability or potential to deliver high quality teaching, using a range of pedagogical approaches including problem-based learning, project supervision, group work, interactive seminars and lectures
  • Ability to teach, supervise, and assess written and oral performances in Danish.
  • Aalborg University works with a problem-based learning approach (PBL) and documented experience with this learning approach will be welcome but is not a prerequisite.

 In relation to general competences, applicants should also:

  • Document experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability or potential to work collaboratively with colleagues, participate fully in the day-to-day activities of the Department and research group, and encourage foster a positive and collegial working environment
  • Demonstrate great written and oral communication skills.

 The position will primarily be attached to the knowledge group QS (Qualitative Studies), which focuses its research on the following main themes:

  • The development of qualitative research methods
  • Studies of creativity
  • Cultures and life forms
  • Educational psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Social and personality psychology
  • Management and organizations
  • Theoretical psychology

 Applicants should be able to work together with others and be capable of creating and sustaining relations with other researchers in an international research environment. Both national and international research networks will be advantageous. Applicants need to be willing to participate actively in all aspects of daily work in the Department. More information about the research profile of the Department can be found here: http://www.kommunikation.aau.dk

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

Applicants for the associate professorship are required to possess research qualifications at such a level as can be attained through the successful completion of a term of employment as assistant professor, researcher, postdoc or other similar positions. Applicants must document research at an international level. In addition, applicants are assumed to have received supervision and pedagogical skills development and to have obtained a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV
  • A complete publication list specifying publication types (monographs, co-authored publications, journals, etc.). All attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment must be clearly indicated in the list. No more than ten publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint publications, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your 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 your teaching qualifications Guidance Teaching portfolio
  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may subsequently be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

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.

Expectations in connection with employment as academic staff.

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed Head of Department Mikael Vetner, mail:Vetner@hum.aau.dk or phone +45 9940 7263 or Head of Knowlegde group Svend Brinkman, mail: Svendb@hum.aau.dk or phone +45 5056 4162 .

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

Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.


Employment will be in accordance with the stipulations of the Danish Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (The Appointment Order), and the Danish Ministry of Finance's current circular on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreements for academics employed by the Danish state. The first 3 months of your employment is a trial period.

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