Aarhus University, The Department of Culture and Society
Assistant Professorship in History and Director of the Danish Centre for Urban History
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The Department of Culture and Society invites applications for an assistant professorship at the Danish Centre for Urban History to begin on 1 December 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Danish Centre for Urban History is a collaboration between Den Gamle By (The Old Town), the National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture in Denmark and the Department of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The position is jointly financed by the two institutions, and the assistant professor will also be appointed director of the Danish Centre for Urban History.
We are seeking a visionary and dedicated historian with research qualifications in the fields of urbanity and the history and culture of urban spaces. As centre director, the successful applicant is expected to actively seek out and develop research and communication projects in partnership with external clients. The applicant is asked to submit his or her views on the future development of the the Danish Centre for Urban History.
The other half of the position is centred on Den Gamle By Museum and involves involves research, communication and managerial duties directly linked to the centre. The successful applicant will be responsible for continually coordinating the centre's activities with research and communication activities at Den Gamle By and will participate in the museum's work in these areas. The place of work will be both at Den Gamle By and at the Department of Culture and Society. As the position involves research, teaching and supervision at the department as well as managerial duties at the centre, the successful applicant must be willing and able to be physically present on a daily basis. The assistant professor will be report to the head of the department.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Claus Møller Jørgensen, tel. +45 8716 2218, email: email@example.com, or the chairman of the centre, Thomas Bloch Ravn, director of Den Gamle By (The Old Town), the National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture in Denmark, tel. +45 4185 0707, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The assistant professorship is a three-year position at an institution of higher learning. Provided that funding is available, at the end of the three-year term, an associate professorship will be advertised for which the assistant professor will be eligible to apply. As part of the appointment, the assistant professor must participate in the teacher training programme for assistant professors.
Applicants for the assistant professorship must document that they hold a PhD or the equivalent in history or related subjects. In addition, the applicant is expected
- to have relevant internationally-oriented research experience
- to have experience with or an interest in communication and knowledge exchange
- to have documented teaching experience and an interest in developing new teaching methods and new learning and communication forms.
Emphasis is also placed on the applicant's ability
- to function as centre head and a bridge builder between the museum and the university
- to further develop the centre's dynamic and open approach to research and communication, including the website: http://www.byhistorie.dk/home/.
Non-Danish speaking applicants should be aware that the acquisition of sufficient Danish to participate in the daily administrative and academic activities of the department, the centre and Den Gamle By within two years of taking up the position is a condition for employment.
The Danish Centre for Urban History
The centre was founded in 2001 in collaboration between the museum and the university to promote and coordinate PhD programmes and research into urbanity and the history and culture of urban areas. The research conducted primarily focuses on Denmark from the Viking age up to the present time, with particular focus on broad and comparative research at an international level. The Danish Centre for Urban History is headed by a Board of Directors with representatives from both the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, and Den Gamle By (The Old Town), the National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture in Denmark. The Board is the supreme authority of the centre.
Department of Culture and Society
The History Programme is located at the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, which is dedicated to the study of the interplay of culture and society in time and space:
• from the classical research fields of theology and the humanities to applied social research
• through history from the earliest times to issues of topical interest
• from familiar Danish forms of culture to other and very different worlds
• from local issues to global challenges.
For a more detailed description of the department, see this web page.
We strive to do effective and internationally visible research and to offer high quality teaching and talent development. We also seek to participate in fruitful dialogue with society around us with regard to knowledge sharing.
Den Gamle By
Den Gamle By (The Old Town) is a theme museum dedicated to urban culture and history in all of Denmark, and since 2011 the museum has also be responsible for the history of Aarhus. The museum is home to outstanding collections within a wide field of Danish history and has a strong tradition for combining research and communication. With an average of 350,000 visitors a year and a large and diverse staff, Den Gamle By is one of Denmark's largest museums. Den Gamle By is currently undergoing significant expansion projects with particular focus on 20th century urban history.
For a more detailed description of Den Gamle By, see this web page.
The Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts combines educational, theological and humanistic knowledge in order to strengthen Aarhus University’s efforts in the areas of research, researcher talent development, knowledge exchange and education. The faculty is the result of a fusion of three former main academic areas: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Theology and the Danish School of Education.
For further information see this web page.
Read the full job description and apply online here: http://humaniora.au.dk/en/news/jobs/academic/
Application deadline: 9 September 2012.
|Primary Category:||Urban History / Studies