Associate Professorship in Applied Linguistics University of Copenhagen, Department of Nordic Studies and Languages Denmark

Associate professorship in applied linguistics

Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in applied lingustics to be filled by 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 


Job content  

Applicants are expected to be capable of teaching all grammar-related courses offered by the linguistics programme at the University of Copenhagen, including typological grammar, Danish grammar, semantics, (the history of) linguistic theories, and linguistic methods. We are especially interested in applicants who have teaching and research experience within psycho- or neurolingustic research areas. It is important that applicants maintain an applied and crossdisciplinary perspective in their work, where applied linguistics is understood in a broad sense as involving all fields where linguistic knowledge about languages and linguistic methods are used to contribute to solving problems that arise outside the discipline as such. It is expected that in their teaching,applicants include applied linguistic perspectives on how to solve societal problems wherever possible.  


Qualification requirements  

The associate professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Institute, including examinations and administration, and also to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels. 

Applicants for associate professorships must have qualifications corresponding to at least the level attained on successful completion of a tenure track assistant professorship. They must be able to document the following: 


  • A minimum of four peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, at least one of them at level two; or a monograph as well as two articles, at least one of them at level two; or similar publications 

  • Advanced teaching qualifications: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme (or equivalent experience) and a teaching portfolio that documents varied pedagogical/didactic practice (both class instruction and individual or collective supervision)  See also Educational Charter at 


  • Well thought-out research and teaching plans. The research plans must include considerations concerning external dissemination activities and social impact. The teaching plans must include considerations concerning how the applicant intends to maintain and develop their pedagogical/didactic competencies.  

  • Participation in relevant and strong Danish and international academic networks, preferably in both research and teaching. 

  • Good citizenship: interest in and commitment to the maintenance and enhancement of a collegiate community and an academic environment in which approaches to educational questions, the development of research and external contacts are based on solidarity. 


All of the above mentioned criteria must be met. It is also an advantage if applicants have experience of obtaining external funding, alone or together with colleagues.  


The associate professor criteria can be found here: 


The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants’ qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics as in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. Applicants with documentation of excellent teaching skills including experience with development of teaching and with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority. 


Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students. 


For further details about the qualification requirements for associate professors, please refer to the jobstructure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, John Edelgaard Andersen, e-mail:



Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format. 


Please note that each field in the application form must only contain a single file of max. 20Mb. 


Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page. 


The application must be written in English and must include the following: 

  • Application letter/cover letter 

  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number) 

  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.). 

  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with * 

  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc. 

  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).  

  • Teaching portfolio. For more information regarding the expected contents of the teaching portfolio, applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff atthe University of Copenhagen.

  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least three must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 5. 


Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution. 


Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish will be assessed.  


Appointment procedure 

After the application deadline, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized. 


Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail. 


Further information about the application procedure is available from HR academic officer Rikke Dall, e-mail:, please refer to ID number 10738.  


Salary and conditions of employment 

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 38.900 (EUR 5,216) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis. 


The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see 


A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, 


If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. 





UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background. 


The closing date for applications is 23:59 CET, 11 October 2018. 


Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. 

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