Postdoc with a Focus on Migration into Northern Europe, 2017-224-01683

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, a position as Postdoc is open for appointment for a period of three years from 1 March 2018 or soon thereafter.

Job description

A three-year postdoc position is available at the Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies at Aalborg University in Denmark. The position is linked to the cross-disciplinary research project “Global flows of migrants and their impact on North European Welfare States” (FLOW)

The senior staff members within the FLOW-project have a mixed background in political science, sociology and geography. We seek to establish a cross-disciplinary vibrant and excellent research team dealing with one of the most salient and contested issues in Western Europe. The postdoc will take part in working package 1, which focuses on descriptive analyses of income gaps between host- and origin countries etc., and working package 2, which focuses on descriptive analyses of migrants’ tax payments and use of welfare benefits and service in Denmark. The former task is primarily based on existing international statistics, while the latter task primarily is based on the rich Danish register data.

The position includes teaching experience, including a mandatory course on university pedagogic, in order to facilitate qualifications needed for permanent employment. The teaching will primarily take place at the School of Political Science in Aalborg. The FLOW-project-group is based both at the campus in Aalborg and in Copenhagen.

In order to qualify for the position, the applicant must have a relevant education within sociology, political science, geography or economics. The applicant should also be familiar with quantitative methods. Previous experience with the use of Danish register data is not mandatory but highly welcomed.
Qualification requirements

Candidates must have scientific qualifications at PhD level. In the selection of candidates, emphasis will be placed on research potential and pedagogical qualifications as well as experience with supervision and lectures. To a limited extent other tasks may occur in the position. 
The application must contain the following

• Motivated application.
• Current CV.
• Complete list of publications.
• List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 5 publications may be submitted.
• Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant's contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Link to Template.
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained). 
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines
The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button below.

Aalborg University wishes to reflect the diversity of society, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Contact information

You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from professor Christian Albrekt Larsen, phone +45 9940 8214, e-mail  
Information about the Department can be found on the following website:  
If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Gurli Brogaard, phone +45 9940 7023, e-mail


Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

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Sat Feb 10 00:00:00 CET 2018

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