The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a postdoctoral position (100%, 36 months). Supported by the Carlsberg Foundation, the chosen candidate will primarily work in a project related to employer images, together with a PhD student (to be hired at the Department of Computer Sciences), Isabelle Augenstein (Co-PI, Department of Computer Sciences), and Pia Ingold (PI, Department of Psychology) as well as further international collaborators.
The preferred starting date is 1 September 2023. We explicitly encourage interested PhD students to apply if they plan to submit their PhD thesis in the near future.
Your Responsibilities and Opportunities
The chosen candidate will be part of a project investigating employer images in job ads. The project will comprise studies using experimental methods, as well as analyses of two existing big data sets on job ads (one in Danish, one in German) using Natural Language Processing in collaboration with the NLP group at the Department of Computer Sciences (led by Isabelle Augenstein). The chosen candidate will contribute to the project with their expertise, interests, and skills, and is expected to publish scientific articles in international journals as well as to present findings at international conferences. In general, the position is highly research-focused, and funding is available for conducting studies, conference attendances and research visits such that candidates can extend their international network and increase their research expertise. For the selected candidate, there will be ample possibilities to influence the project and develop new project ideas within the project frame. In addition, the chosen candidate will also be asked to fulfill other work obligations (typically teaching or supervising) to a small degree.
Applicants should have pursued a PhD degree in Psychology, Management, or a related field. It is desired that applicants have already gained experiences in one of the following research areas: human resource management, staffing, recruitment, and topics of diversity in this context. Candidates with strong research interests in these areas and methodological interests and skills are encouraged to apply. Specifically, it is advantageous if applicants have gained experiences in setting up online experiments, in analyzing data spanning several thousands of participants, and in multi-level analyses. It is expected that applicants have publication experience in internationally recognized scientific journals, and that the chosen candidate will contribute with collaboration skills to the interdisciplinary research team. High proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement. It is not a requirement to speak Danish or German, but - given the task of working with Danish and German job ad data - an advantage to have some proficiency in Danish or German.
Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen
) hosts a large group of productive faculty, post docs and PhD-students. The research of the department covers a wide range of topics and methodologies, and has an international work environment.
Terms of Employment
The Recruitment Process
Shortlisted applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant themselves. Further information on these recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:
An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see
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Information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Pia Ingold, e-mail:
Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e.mail:
. Please refer to ID 211-1331/23-2I #1.
How to Apply
Submit your completed application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.
Your application needs to be written in English and include the following documents:
The closing date for applications is 1 March 2023, 23:59 CET.
- Cover/Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
- Curriculum vitae including publication list and conference presentation list
- Diplomas (bachelor, master, and PhD, if applicable)
- 2 scientific articles (published or submitted)
Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.
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