Academic Positions

Professor - National Centre for Register-based Research, Department of Economics and Business Economics 967220

Department of Economics and Business Economics and NCRR (National Centre for Register-based Research) Aarhus University invites applicants for a number of full Professorships within the fields of health, social, psychiatric, genetic, environmental and life-course epidemiology.

NCRR was established at Aarhus University in 2000 and performs research in psychiatric epidemiology, supervision of research projects, validation and data management of register-based data as well as development of statistical methods for social, environmental life-course epidemiology.

CIRRAU (Centre for Integrated Register-based Research at Aarhus University) is a part of NCRR and was established at Aarhus University in 2012 to facilitate interdisciplinary research in the academic areas of Social Sciences, Health Sciences and elements from Natural Sciences. Research within the centre is based on data from population-based registers and biobanks, and used within a framework that could be termed "translational population studies".

A successful applicant is expected to contribute to the management of NCRR/CIRRAU and in the fulfilment of NCRR/CIRRAU’s main goals:
  1. Promote research in the social, genetic, environmental and life-course epidemiology of severe mental disorders;
  2. Implement and develop techniques and methods required for integrating individual genomic and biomarker data with routine register-based data;
  3. Provide infrastructure to maximize availability of research data from registers and biobanks for, e.g., health economics, and epidemiology.
Academic positions at NCRR are externally funded, and the applicant is therefore expected to engage in the acquisition of research funds

Much of this work will be done in close collaboration with the Head of NCRR/CIRRAU, including taking part in development and management of the research portfolio of NCRR/CIRRAU and other managerial and administrative tasks.

The applicants are expected to have a solid documented experience with register-based research, in particular psychiatric research based on individual-level data. Prior experience with interdisciplinary research is an advantage. Due to the need of communicating with Danish authorities, applicants are expected to have or obtain sufficient knowledge of the Danish language.

Your qualifications
Applicants should have a strong academic background as associate professor or equivalent and must be able to demonstrate to have made significant contributions to developments in the field. Qualifications must be documented by a number of published contributions of international standard. In addition, management skills as well as strong teaching qualifications would be desirable. The applicant's potential for undertaking the special responsibilities in relation to the position is of particular relevance.

Permanent employment as professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Blended Learning – Go Online provided by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS. If you have not completed the courses before commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five year period.

Who we are
The Department of Economics and Business Economics 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 Economics and Business Economics, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

At the Department of Economics and Business Economics, we cover a broad range of academic areas. We aim to conduct research in a broad range of areas within economics business economics and offer degree programmes at the highest level. The department employs approximately 140 academic staff members and 70 PhD students, and our academic staff is highly international and culturally diverse. We focus specifically on the recruitment of excellent and international researchers, and our research and degree programmes also have a strong international focus.

For more information about the Department of Economics and Business Economics, please visit:

Place of work is Fuglesangs Allé 26, 8210 Aarhus V

For further information about the position and the department, please contact center director Preben Bo Mortensen Ph.: +45 8716 5359, E-mail: or head of department Niels Haldrup Ph.: +45 8716 5559, E-mail:

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:

International applicant?
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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 10 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. 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 five 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.

Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy here.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

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