General criteria for recognising merit at the University of Copenhagen

The criteria for recognising merit in relation to assistant professor, associate professor and professor positions explain the academic practice and clarify the progression within the three job categories. At the same time, the criteria support both rigour and breadth in the University’s practice of recognising merit when recruiting academic staff. Clarity and transparency are important for a fair recruitment process, and it is part of the University’s equality and diversity effort.

How to read the criteria

Under each of the main areas, there is first a brief overall description of the characteristics of the position when holding it followed by a number of specific criteria. The specific criteria are to be understood as admission or entrance criteria for the three job categories, i.e. skills that the individual academic staff member possesses when taking up the position. See an introduction for recognising merit here.

The University’s criteria are a supplement to the applicable ministerial job structure for academic staff at any time, which all universities must comply with.

Local criteria applied at the Department of Biology

On the last page of each document in the right menu, you can find the local criteria, which are applied to positions at the Department of Biology in addition to the more general University of Copenhagen criteria.