The school has a particular focus on the following areas:
- Setting up search committees
- The use of shortlisting
- That the composition of assessment and hiring committees is characterised by diversity and that there is attention to possible biases in the selection of applicants
- An open and inclusive hiring process
You can read more about the way we hire academic staff at the school in the following.
Academic Positions and Position Advertisements
The decision to advertise academic positions is made by the school’s Rector.
The way academic positions are structured, and the content of the individual position categories are stipulated in a ministerial order issued by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science (see the ministerial order in Danish on retsinformation.dk). The order applies to all employees employed in artistic or academic positions at the school.
As a rule, open positions must be advertised to make them accessible to the public. Positions at the associate professor and the professor level must be advertised internationally.
Collective Agreements and Local Salary Agreements
Salaries and terms of employment for the school’s academic staff are regulated by the agreement for state employed graduates (the AC agreement). The collective agreement salary is supplemented by local partial agreements, which, among other things, determine salary supplements for the academic staff. In addition to this, it may be possible to have an annual individual salary negotiation based on qualifications.
The Recruitment Process
The school’s recruitment process is aimed at identifying the most qualified employee for a vacant position. As the school is an educational and research institution of the Danish state, the recruitment process is regulated in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (see the ministerial order in Danish on retsinformation.dk), which sets out the overall framework for the recruitment of academic staff.
In order to strengthen and make more efficient the school’s work with the recruitment of academic staff, the school has decided to use shortlisting to fill academic positions. For some positions, the school may furthermore decide to make use of a search committee.