Professor with Special Responsibilities in Urban Sociology, Spatial Relations and Community Aalborg University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work Denmark



At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work, a position as Professor with Special Responsibilities in urban sociology, spatial relations and community is open for appointment from 1 May 2018 or soon thereafter. Workplace: Aalborg.




The position is temporary, and is limited to five years.


The department is seeking to strengthen its position and activities within urban sociology, spatial relations and community issues and is searching for a professor who can take a leading role in these efforts. Therefore applicants must demonstrate strong theoretical competences within these disciplines as well as strong records within empirical research and curriculum development.


The specific responsibilities include:


• Research management, initiation of research projects and grant application.
• Initiate, maintain and oversee teaching activities and educational programs within the position's disciplinary fields.
• Maintain and develop the department's interdisciplinary activities in research and education within relevant domains.
• Maintain and develop the department's international networks and international research collaborations.
• PhD-supervision and doctoral training activities.

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.

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 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:

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Gurli Brogaard, phone +45 9940 7023, 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 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.






Wed Dec 20 00:00:00 CET 2017

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