I applied for a faculty position at a Danish university. My application was unsuccessful but they sent me a detailed assessment of my application clarifying why I was not selected.

I was impressed. Then, checked several job avertiments in the Danish universities (not my field), and it was stated that they will return an assessment of the application.

I wonder if you know any other country/university doing the same or is it just the Danish way?

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    Do they really do this all the time? I appreciate if a Danish colleague clarifies the system. Impressive indeed!
    – Googlebot
    Oct 30, 2017 at 19:34
  • Yes, in the Nordic countries we tend to be fairly transparent, although not always to the level you experienced.
    – xLeitix
    Oct 30, 2017 at 20:27
  • Are you interested only in faculty positions, or also other types of positions (PhD, postdocs...)?
    – Arnaud D.
    Oct 30, 2017 at 22:31

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When I applied for positions at Swedish and Norvegian universities, I not only received an assessment of my own application, but also that of the other applicants. The latter were not anonymized, but the original application materials were not included.

  • Were the assessments of other candidates anonymized? Or was everything disclosed, including their names?
    – lukeg
    Oct 30, 2017 at 22:51
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    @lukeg Names were always included. In one case, also email addresses, in another, current affiliation.
    – Arno
    Oct 30, 2017 at 23:07

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