Postdoc position at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy Aarhus University, Department of Political Science Denmark

Postdoc position at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy 

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year postdoc position. The expected starting date is August 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement. 

Research at CFA is broadly concerned with research -, innovation -, and higher education policy with emphasis on empirical studies. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on innovation policy and the relation between innovation and productivity, quality in research and higher education, research funding, research integrity, gender equality in science, and responsible research and innovation (RRI).

In addition to research activities, CFA contributes to broader knowledge sharing and capacity building related to research -, innovation -, and higher education policy by providing research-based advice to public authorities. CFA performs commissioned evaluations, analyses and impact studies at Danish, Nordic, and European level, thus contributing to evidence-based policy making. For examples of current research and consultancy activities, please visit

Job description

The successful applicant will be contributing to a three-year research project that seeks to analyse the role of regions and urban areas in fostering firm productivity growth, with focus on Business Region Aarhus. This can include the roles of clustering and global value chains, of innovation and innovative competences, and of mobility and knowledge transfer. 


Applicants should hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in a social science discipline such as economics or management, or in an interdisciplinary research field related to science, technology and innovation, or have equivalent academic qualifications. Applicants should demonstrate extensive experience with empirical research, possess strong skills in quantitative methods, and have an excellent command of spoken and written English. Applicants should also preferably have experience within the analysis of innovation and productivity growth.

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Professor Carter Bloch, Tel.: +45 20290035, Email:

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 87152497, Email:

International applicant? Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here.

Place of work

Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment 

The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State. 

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities. 

Application procedure 

It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position: 


Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time 
Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree) 
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications) 
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose 
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here 

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C. 

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here. 

The evaluation process 

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.



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