Assistant Professor in Health Care Leadership Aarhus University, Department of Political Science Denmark

Assistant Professor in Health Care Leadership


The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for one or more assistant professor positions in Health Care Leadership.  

The assistant professorship is a full-time and fixed-term three-year position starting on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter subject to mutual agreement.  

Job description

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and to the overall research strategy of the School.
We expect you to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard. We expect active participation in the activities of the department and the relevant sub section. 

The successful applicant must have done research with relevance for health care leadership, or have specific plans to contribute to research with relevance for this topic.

Your qualifications

To qualify for the position as assistant professor in health care leadership you must hold a relevant PhD or have equivalent qualifications within a field of relevance for the position. You must have documented teaching experience. The department will prioritize applicants who have demonstrated the ability to perform solid and original research results and whom we believe will contribute to the further development of the department’s research and teaching. 

Who we are 

The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Political Science – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.  

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment. The Department of Political Science is ranked number 4 or 6 in the world in the category Public Administration, depending on the ranking list. We teach both political science students and public leaders (in our professional master).

The successful applicant will be invited to co-operate with Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership ( This center is dedicated to create and share knowledge about how leadership can increase organizational performance in public organizations. The center co-operates with practitioners and researchers from other disciplines and other universities, and it is a part of the Department of Political Science.

The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department, Professor Peter Munk Christiansen Tel.: +45 30115340, Email: or center leader, Professor Lotte Bøgh Andersen Tel.: +45 31587780, Email:

If you need help uploading your 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

Department of Political Science, Bartholins Alle 7, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

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 may be submitted. 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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