Assistant Professorship in Economics and Social Data Science University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences Denmark

Assistant Professorship in Economics and Social Data Science


The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Assistant Professor in Economics and Social Data Science. It is a temporary position up to 4 years and is seeking candidates within all areas of economics combined with social data science.


The position is available from October 1st 2018 but a later or earlier start is also possible.

Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Department of Economics is a highly research-orientated department within Denmark’s premier University. The Department is one of the leading economics departments in Europe and offers courses at Bachelors, Master’s and PhD levels.
The Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science is a cross-disciplinary center for research and teaching within social science and data science – what we call social data science – and the social science hub for data science at the University of Copenhagen. Center fellows are expected to participate actively in research, teaching and hub activities 



To be qualified for the position the applicant must have a PhD in Economics or equivalent academic qualifications with a documented background in teaching, supervision and research within social data science.  


The Department of Economics has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. The department has an active focus on the intersection between data science and economics through the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science. The new assistant professor is expected to contribute actively to the advance of this environment.


Job description  

General duties attached to the position as Assistant Professor are:  

  • Research within the field of Economics and Social Data Science.  

  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students.  

  • Administrative tasks.  

  • Knowledge sharing with the rest of the society.

Conditions of employment  
Terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary as Assistant Professor is within the range DKR 392,000 – 413,000 (EUR 52,600 – 55,400 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to the pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of the salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited from abroad, see here.  

For additional information about assistant professorships, see: “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013”, which is found here.  



Applications must be written in English and must include the following information and documentation:

  • A full CV, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background including a record of research and international  

  • research cooperation.  

  • A complete and numbered list of publications. The publications enclosed in the application – maximum 6 - that the applicant would like the assessment committee to consider should be marked with an asterisk (*).  

  • Documentation of teaching experience and evaluation, supervisory activities and pedagogical training (if any).  

  • Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society at large (if available).

If publications marked by an asterisk (*) are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of the applicant’s contribution to each individual work must be clarified in the application, and if possible, a declaration from the co-authors or the head of the institution or office at which the work was completed should be enclosed as well.  


Application procedure  

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process here.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in the positions to apply, regardless of personal background.


Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department, Christian Schultz, phone +45 35 32 30 39, e.mail: Christian . 


Information about the Department can be found at and information about the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science can be found here.  


Applications must be submitted online via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen here. no later than 8th. of August 2018 (at Midnight 23.59 Danish Time).  


Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.  


Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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