Head of Department of Economics
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Social Sciences

Head of Department, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Economics conducts research at the highest international level as well as research-based teaching, and contributes to qualify both the international and Danish debate on economic policy.

You will become head of the department’s approx. 95 staff, including both researchers and administrative personnel. The Department has approx. 2,000 students who are either enrolled in the Department’s bachelor or master’s degree programmes or employed as PhD students.

You have a desire and ability to head the Department and ensure that our graduates are among the best economists worldwide just as ensuring that the research conducted at the Department continues to be at the highest international level. You are motivated by a desire to provide staff and students with a stimulating working and study environment via supportive, positive personnel management. You are able to cooperate with the other heads of department and the Dean on contributing constructively and strategically to strengthening and further developing the Faculty of Social Sciences.

You are an internationally renowned researcher within one of the disciplines covered by the Department, and you have an eye for developing the field of economics as well as insight into the university sector. Among other things, we expect you to be capable of and interested in managing our self-managing staff, demonstrating appreciative, stimulating and inclusive leadership.               

Read the full job and personal profile here or on the University of Copenhagen’s website, www.ku.dk. You can also apply for the position directly through the website or via Genitor’s website, www.genitor.dk.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen, at +45 2118 1048 or Partner at Genitor Martin Isenbecker at +45 2565 9231.

The closing date for applications is 6 September 2022. Expected job start: 1 March 2023.

Candidates wishing to engage in research or teaching may express such a wish during the recruitment process.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 06-09-2022
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Department/Location: Økonomisk Institut

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