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Aarhus Universitet

One or more 3-year Postdoc positions in Autobiographical Memory and Morality



Bartholins Allé 11, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark

ID: 2340934
Indrykket for 91 dage siden
Center on Autobiographical Memory Research [CON AMORE], Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University, invites applications for one to two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships with an expected start on January 15th 2024, or later.
The vacancies are part of a larger research project on the interplay between autobiographical memory and morality, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

About the project:

Everyday life is filled with concerns and norms for morality, such as concerns for the welfare of others, fairness, and honesty. Yet, the role of morality has been scarcely addressed in research on autobiographical memory—that is, memory for the personal past. The aim of this project is to establish a new foundation for the study of autobiographical memory rooted in the hypothesis of a fundamental interplay between morality and memory. The Postdoc will work on this project in collaboration with, and supervised by, professor Dorthe Berntsen as well as other members of our national and international team.

The applicant should have a PhD in psychology or closely related fields. The applicant must have a genuine interest in developing and conducting research projects addressing the interplay between autobiographical memory and morality. The applicant must also have concrete knowledge of, and experience with, research on autobiographical memory. In addition, we expect the applicant to have experience with conducting online studies using crowdsourcing platforms, psychometric tests, coding of verbal data, and to be a competent user of statistics programs, such as SPSS.

Further information

For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Dorthe Berntsen, Tel. +45 93 52 27 78, E-mail: [email protected]

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, Tel.: +45 87 16 53 62, E-mail: [email protected]

Place of work is Bartholins Alle 11, 8000 Aarhus C.

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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 here:

Please find more information about research opportunities at Aarhus University here: http://international.au.dk/research/

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: 

Terms of employment

The appointment is made 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 (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of  Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:
  • 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 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. Please use this template
  • 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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Om Aarhus Universitet

Aarhus Universitet er et fagligt bredt og forskningsintensivt universitet med høj kvalitet i uddannelse og forskning, og et stærkt engagement i samfundsudviklingen nationalt og globalt. Universitetet tilbyder et inspirerende uddannelses- og forskningsmiljø for 38.000 studerende og 8.300 medarbejdere med en årlig omsætning på 7,0 mia. kr. Læs mere på www.au.dk

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