How to apply

The University of Southern Denmark uses an online recruitment system. In order to apply for a position you need to upload your application and all appendices according to the job advertisement through our online application form. Your application will not be registered as received if you forward your application on e-mail outside the system. If you experience technical problems you must contact

The application form

To apply for a position at the University of Southern Denmark, we kindly ask you to fill in the requested information and to enclose your application, CV, and other relevant information. All fields marked * MUST be filled in. Unless otherwise specified in the job announcement, application and appendices must be in Danish or English.

If you are not a Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website. You do so by clicking the English flag at the top of the page, click on “vacant positions” and find the position you are interested in. This way the electronic application form will be in English and the automated e-mails you will receive will also be in English.

Please remember to press 'Submit' at the bottom of the page to submit your application. Your application has not been registered until you have received an e-mail from us confirming the receipt of your application.

We recommend that you prepare all your application material (according to the advertisement) in advance in a folder on your desktop before you begin the application process (pdf-files).

The application process must be completed in one move. This means that you cannot save the application form and return to complete the application at a later point.

The application deadline

The application deadline for our vacancies is indicated with a date at the bottom of the advertisement. Your application must be registered in our system on the indicated date no later than 23.59.59 CET/CEST.


Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles one file. 


When your application has been registered in our database you will receive a receipt on the e-mail you indicated in the application form. Please note, for security reasons e-mail forwarding is not allowed.  In the receipt you will be able to acces the information your gave in the application form and see the files you uploaded. The title, of the position applied for, appears from the receipt. Please check that you have applied for the correct position at the correct department/faculty. If not, you must apply again for the correct position before the closing date. It is the applicant’s own responsibility to apply for the correct position before deadline for applications. Please also contact the faculty and inform them about the misplaced application.

I have noticed a mistake in the submitted application, what do I do?

If you notice the mistake before the application deadline we advice you to apply for the position once again. Our system will always retain the latest registered application.

If you notice the mistake after the application deadline, we regrettably have to inform you that we do not accept corrections or further documents submitted after the application deadline, and you will therefore be assessed on the application and documents originally submitted.

I have submitted my application to the e-mail specified in the job advertisement, but I have not received a receipt, what do I do?

You application will only be registered in our database when you submit your application through the application form. In case the application deadline has not expire, we advice you to submit your application through our recruitment system after which you will receive a receipt.

In case the application deadline has expired, we regrettably have to inform you that your application is not registered in our database, and you are therefore not among the applicants for the desired position.

Data protection at SDU

For scientific positions

Procedure for tenure track

Procedure for shortlisting

For applicants to a position at the Faculty of Humanities

For applicants to a position at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Specific guidelines when applying for a position at the Faculty of Health Sciences

If you are applying for a position at the Faculty of Health Sciences please see our specific guidelines.

For applicants to positions at the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching portfolio
Criteria for assessment of applicants
Tenure Track procedure
Assessment and selection process

Further information for international staff