Professor MSO in career guidance

Aarhus (DK)
22 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor MSO in career guidance

The Danish School of Education, Department of Education Science, at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a professor MSO in career guidance (readvertised). The abbreviation “MSO” stands for “with special responsibilities” in Danish. The position is available as soon as possible.

The position 

The successful applicant will be expected to strengthen the research activity and output of the Danish School of Education, as well as contributing to the high international profile of career guidance research at the school. Career guidance research is based at the research unit on guidance research, which combines elements from education science, social psychology, communication and educational theory. The successful applicant will be expected to further strengthen the unit’s international and interdisciplinary research collaboration in career guidance by integrating participatory and practice-based research methods. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange, and to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Pia Bramming, Email: Tel.: +45 21 84 41 64. 


Applicants must provide research plans and explain how they will meet the expectations of the professorship in terms of strengthening and developing research and teaching in career guidance.
Applicants must also be able to document:

  • Academic publications at the highest international level, including research innovation in the field of career guidance 
  • Experience of active participation in international research collaboration
  • Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding in the field of career guidance 
  • Fieldwork experience, preferably with participatory approaches to research
  • A strong network for research collaboration internationally 
  • A strong network for scientific and theoretical publication in the field of career guidance
  • Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels
  • Commitment to teaching development, the supervision of student projects, talent development, research management and the development of PhD courses.

Owing to the increasingly international nature of the degree programmes in question, applicants must be able to teach in English. If the successful applicant cannot speak Danish, he/she will be required to learn Danish within about two years.

Applicants with a comprehensive research profile within the field of career guidance will be preferred. Relevant areas of research could be: collective forms of guidance, career learning, and career guidance in communities.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by: 27.03.2018 

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