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Aarhus Universitet


At the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Work and Organizational Psychology is open from September 2019. The post doc will take part in a project about the psychology of responsibility in organizations and, to a limited extent, participate in teaching activities at the department.

Job description
The post doc. will work on a project about the psychology of responsibility in organizations, which is a topic that has received very little research within work and organizational psychology. The project aims at exploring the phenomenon of responsibility in organizations, and investigating what employee control means for motivation and development of stress. The project has received support from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The post doc. will mainly work with a survey and, especially, with laboratory experiments. We welcome competencies relevant for designing and conducting laboratory experiments in psychology and research experience. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in work, organizational, social or moral psychology as well as similar management and organization areas.

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 organizational development, management and human relations.

For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, please visit:

Further information
For particulars, please contact Associate Professor, Thomas Jønsson by 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:

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

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:

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here:

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 three 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 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.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at

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