Academic Positions

Assistant Professors in jurisprudence Department of Law, Center for Legal Informatics, Aarhus BSS 961155

The Department of Law at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for one or two assistant professor positions in the field of jurisprudence.

The assistant professorships are full-time and fixed-term three-year positions starting subject to mutual agreement.

An assistant professorship is a position for further education. Supervision and the opportunity of upgrading educational skills are provided with a view to developing the assistant professor’s teaching qualifications.

Job description
In all academic disciplines law is influenced by technological developments and the rapid digitisation of society. The surrounding society increasingly demands research into the legal framework for development, deployment and decommissioning of new technologies. The Department of Law wishes to strengthen its research efforts in this field.

The successful applicants are expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research into and teaching of the legal framework for development, deployment and decommissioning of new technologies and to its overall digitisation research strategy. We expect you to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level and to carry out individual and group-based research of high international standard, which contributes to developing the academic field in question.

The successful applicants must be willing to actively pursue the department objective of securing increased external funding.

Physical presence at the department will be required.

Your qualifications
To qualify for the positions as assistant professor you must hold a PhD or have equivalent academic qualifications.

The teaching to be performed will primarily be at the BSc and MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law programmes as well as at the Master of Laws programme. Applicants must therefore be capable of teaching in Danish or in the course of the three-year period acquire the skills to teach and examine in Danish and English.

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

With more than 60 academic staff members and 15-20 PhD students, we have a dynamic, ambitious and academically diverse research and teaching environment. In addition, we focus specifically on attracting international researchers and PhD students to the department

At the Department of Law, we teach and carry out high-level research within key fields of Danish, European and international law. In our research, we focus continuously on increasing the department’s international impact - particularly in terms of publications. We strive to extend upon and develop our core research fields, but we also aim for our research to be at the vanguard of new judicial challenges in society and the business community. In our teaching, we strive to build bridges between theory and practice, amongst others by drawing on external teachers’ practical experience.

By 1 march 2018 the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, establishes a pilot center, Center for Legal Informatics.

For more information about the Department of Law, please visit:

Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Tine Sommer, Tel.: +45 8716 4964, Email:  

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Rikke Horsted Bundgaard, Tel.: +45 87153551, Email:  

International applicant?
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Place of work
Bartholins Allé 16, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark 

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:
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 may be submitted. 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 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.


All applications must be made online and received by:

Please apply online here

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