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Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral Fellow in Jurisprudence with special focus on Legal Technology/Artificial Intelligence

University of Aarhus - Department of Law

The Department of Law at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for an assistant professorship or postdoctoral fellowship in jurisprudence with special focus on Legal Technology/Artificial Intelligence.

The position is a full-time and fixed-term three-year position starting 1 April 2019 or subject to mutual agreement. An assistant professorship is a position for further education. Supervision and the opportunity of upgrading educational skills are provided with a view to developing the applicant’s teaching qualifications.

Job description and qualifications

In all academic disciplines law is influenced by technological developments and the rapid digitisation of society. The surrounding society increasingly demands research into the legal framework for development, deployment and decommissioning of new technologies. The Department of Law wishes to strengthen its research efforts in this field.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching focusing on the legal framework for development, deployment and decommissioning of new technologies, and to its overall research strategy in the field of digitisation. We expect the applicant to teach and supervise students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level and that the candidate – independently and jointly with others – contribute to developing the academic field in question through research of high international quality. The teaching involved will primarily be at the BSc and MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law programmes as well as at the Master of Laws programme. The applicant must therefore be capable of teaching in Danish or in the course of the three-year period acquire the skills to teach and examine in Danish.

The successful candidate must be willing to actively pursue the department objective of securing increased external funding.

To qualify for the position as assistant professor or postdoc you must hold a PhD or have equivalent academic qualifications.

Physical presence at the department will be required.

Who we are

The Department of Law 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 Law – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

With more than 60 academic staff members and 15-20 PhD students, we have a dynamic, ambitious and academically diverse research and teaching environment. In addition, we focus specifically on attracting international researchers and PhD students to the department.

At the Department of Law, we teach and carry out high-level research within key fields of Danish, European and international law. In our research, we focus continuously on increasing the department’s international impact - particularly in terms of publications. We strive to extend upon and develop our core research fields, but we also aim for our research to be at the vanguard of new judicial challenges in society and the business community. In our teaching, we strive to build bridges between theory and practice, amongst others by drawing on external teachers’ practical experience.

For more information about the Department of Law, please visit:

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Tine Sommer, tel.: +45 87164964, email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Supporter Marie Louise Lund Pedersen, tel.: +45 87153551, email:

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here.

Place of work

Bartholins Allé 16, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

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:

  • Application
  • 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:


Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th January 2019
Closes: 31st January 2019
Job Ref: 1018326
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