Two or more Senior Researcher positions at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

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Department of Political Science - Aarhus BSS

Two or more Senior Researcher positions at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Deadline 6 Oct 23:59 CEST

Expected start 1 Jan

  • Department of Political Science Bartholins Allé 7 8000 Aarhus C

  • Full-time position ID: 9790

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for two or more Senior Researcher positions.

The positions are tenured, with an expected starting date of January 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Who are we?

CFA is an interdisciplinary centre at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. The Centre’s research focuses on research policy, innovation policy and university policy, and contributes to both the theoretical and empirical developments within the field. Currently, we are engaged in research projects within meta-science, research ethics and integrity, responsible research and innovation, gender studies in science, research funding and research policy, and innovation studies.

CFA also engages in teaching and supervision and provides research-based advice to public authorities and performs assessments, analyses and impact studies.

For examples of current research and consultancy activities, please click here.

Job description

The position as Senior Researcher is a tenured academic research position.
Senior researchers are expected to contribute to all activities at the Centre. This can include contribution to research projects (data collection, analysis, writing), application for funding, public consultancy work, research management, teaching and supervision.


We hope to attract applicants with expertise within the areas of sociology, education, political science, science and technology studies or related fields.

A PhD is required, preferably in social science or related areas. We expect the candidates to have high quality communication skills in spoken and written English and be able to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

Candidates will be assessed according to a broad range of criteria:
  • Ability to contribute to CFA’s activities and work environment
  • Ability to collaborate and work in teams, experience in international projects
  • Research leadership
  • Quality of publications
  • Application for research funding
  • Teaching, supervision and support of students and early career researchers

Work environment

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasize the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a regular basis.

We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. You can read more about family and work-life balance in Denmark.

Further information

Applicants are welcome to contact Centre Director Carter Bloch ( ) prior to submitting their application to learn more about the positions and CFA.

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Anne Arnfeldt Källberg, Tel.: +45 9352 1361, Email:

Position content

When employed as senior researcher, the primary tasks are research (including the obligation of publication/scientific communication) and research-based public sector consultancy. In addition, teaching to some extent. In addition, undertaking research management, student guidance and supervision of assistant professors and researchers, and academic assessment work.

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Terms of employment

The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities .

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:
  • 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. Please use this template
  • 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.

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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 Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Carter Walter Bloch Centerleder, Professor, Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy +4520290035

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre - Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration +4593521361

Deadline: Thursday 6 Oct 2022 at 23:59 CEST

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