Scientific Positions

Professorship in Neuroscientific Psychology 965813

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a position as professor in Neuroscientific Psychology. The professorship is a full-time position to begin as soon as possible after end of assessment.

Job description
The professorship is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations within the field of Neuroscientific Psychology. The successful candidate is expected to take on responsibility for research leadership with regard to developing the field, attracting external funding to the field as well as to participate in the Department's day-to-day activities (seminars, workshops, etc.), to undertake supervision of students and Phd students as well as to take part in administrative and organizational tasks.

Your qualifications
The successful candidate is expected to have an in-depth theoretical knowledge about the field as well as extensive experience with experimental studies of how physiological and psychological neurobiological factors interact in the understanding and treatment of psychological symptoms and disorders - including experience with neuroscientific methods (testing and/or scanning techniques) and/or neuropsychological rehabilitation work.

As the successful candidate must participate in all of the department's main activities, including examination and administration, a non-Danish speaking candicate is required to acquire the necessary language skills within a short period of time (max. 2 years).

Permanent employment as professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Blended Learning – Go Online provided by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS. If you have not completed the courses before commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five year period.

Who we are
The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the social science and business-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 Psychology and Behavioural Sciences – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations

At the department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, we teach and conduct research into the most significant subject areas of psychology. The department employs around 45 academic staff members and 45–50 PhD students. Our researchers have a strong tradition for collaborating with Danish as well as international researchers from many different academic fields, such as health and psychiatry,education, pedagogic, linguistics, philosophy, religious studies, management, economics and neuroscience. We also increasingly focus on expanding our research and teaching to include subject areas such as orgizational development, management and human relations.

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Further information
For further information about the position, please contact: Head of department, Professor Jan Tønnesvang, phone +045 8716 5796, e-mail

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 871 52497, Email:

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Place of work
Place of work is Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 11, 8000 Aarhus

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:

• Application
• 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 10 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 five 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.

Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy here.

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


All applications must be made online and received by:

Please apply online here

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