Assistant Professor D-IAS 2017 - Social Science: Political Psychology

open until filled
Social Sciences, Political Science, Psychology
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks outstanding candidates to fill several positions at the Assistant Professor level in the research areas of interest for the centre.

The position is sponsored by, and located at, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts autumn 2017.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as associate professor.

Social Science: Political Psychology, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences,
Department of Political Science and Public Management

Based on insights from behavioral genetics and personality psychology the Centre for Political Psychology focuses on how deep-seated individual differences are associated with political behavior, and how and why people respond in systematically different ways in similar situations.

At present we are focusing on (see the centre‘s web page):
- Genetic and environmental influences on political behavior
- Psychological dispositions, situations and political attitudes
- Personality and political elites

For further information please contact Prof. Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard (Center director),; telephone +45 4022 7652

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS

The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire groundbreaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website:

For further information please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at, Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at or Centre Administrator Charlotte Gøbel at

Application, salary etc.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Research will be predominant in this position. Teaching will occur to a limited degree.

Application material required:
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- Certificates/diplomas
- Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
- Up to five of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication
- Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers
- Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
- Teaching portfolio
- Research and publication plan for the next three years
- Documentation for international profile

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant‘s qualifications, a job interview may be held during the period of 16-19 May 2017.

Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb

You can only apply for the position through our website

Your application must be registered in our system on the 15/02/2017 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.

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