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Assistant professor at Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences - 977875

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a 3-year assistant professorship starting on September 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.
The assistant professorship will be part of a research- and development project co-financed by Velux Fonden, which investigates drug scenes and interventions towards drug scenes in three different areas of Copenhagen. The research- and development project involves a study of drug users’ everyday lives in the three areas of Copenhagen and a study of how police, social authorities, health authorities and psychiatric services work with drug users in the three areas. The assistant professorship will contribute to both studies. The position will include fieldwork in the three research areas and conducting semi-structured interviews with drug users, social workers, police officers, health professionals and drug treatment professionals. The project is inspired by recent research about drug users’ risk-environments, but will  include other theoretical and analytical perspectives as well.
Applicants with experience in fieldwork and qualitative research and with knowledge and experience within the field of social drug research are particularly welcome. 

Further particulars on the position may be obtained from associate professor Esben Houborg, telephone 20572342, e-mail:

Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in a social science discipline. 
Who are we
At the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research we carry out social-science research in the alcohol and drug field. Our research projects concerns the treatment, prevention, policy and recreational consumption. We conduct research in both legal and illegal drugs. The Centre is interdisciplinary and the employees is based on, among other things. anthropology, Psychology, sociology, law and public health. Our task is to establish and conduct research projects, teach, communicate knowledge about alcohol and drug abuse, and collaboration with national players in the area as well as international research institutions. You can read more about the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at
Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University.
Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, which is one of Aarhus University's four faculties. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. Aarhus University is among the world's 100 best universities, and Aarhus BSS and Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences have achieved the distinguished AASCB and AMBA accreditations.

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

Place of work is: Artillerivej 90, 2., 2300 København SNormal021falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg Ph.: +45 87152179 E-mail:

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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