Aarhus University, The Department of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts
Assistant Professorship in Global Governance
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Assistant Professorship in Global Governance
The Department of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for the position of assistant professor of Global Governance. The assistant professorship is a three years long full-time position. The appointment begins on 1 August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We are particularly interested in a candidate with a strong research profile in global governance and proven expertise and research experience in the field of international development policies and projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching global governance and for developing and teaching the course in international project management on the Master’s degree programme in International Studies. While anchored in the International Studies programme, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach and develop activities at a broader departmental level. Additional tasks include support of the International Studies programme’s outreach strategy, especially regarding international organisations, universities and companies. The position also entails work to strengthen the global governance profile of the Department of Culture and Society through international research as well as through actively engaging in the further internationalisation of the study programme. We are seeking a dedicated candidate who will contribute to a broad spectrum of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of education and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to contribute actively to the department’s academic environment.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Bjarke Paarup at tel. +45 4013 3909 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a field relevant to the described research area. The position also requires:
- A background in sociology, history, law or similar disciplines
- Prior experience with teaching in an international classroom
- Mastery of academic English in the classroom
- Interest in interdisciplinary research cooperation
- The ability to initiate and participate in collaborative projects with other research and teaching programs at Aarhus University and in international contexts
- Interest in the application of innovative teaching methods, such as new forms of team teaching and collaborative student involvement
- Interest in working with PhD students (talent development)
- Interest in knowledge exchange.
Prior experience within international organisations or international projects will be considered advantageous.
Non-Danish speaking applicants should be aware that the acquisition of sufficient Danish to participate in the daily administrative and academic business of the department within two years of taking up the position is a condition for employment.
For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR Partner Louise Søndergaard, tel. +45 4048 4369, e-mail email@example.com.
The International Studies programme at Aarhus University
International Studies at Aarhus University is a multidisciplinary, Master’s degree programme which is taught in English. In recent years, it has developed into one of the largest Master’s degree programmes taught in English at the Faculty of Arts, attracting students from all over the world.
The successful applicant will join a dynamic programme and collaborate with international colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary environment. Among the academic staff are scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, history, political science and sociology, whose research spans fields including democracy, the cultural politics of the EU, globalisation, identities, institutions, art, gender, legitimacy, media, minorities, politics and economics, historical semantics, transnational networks and organisations, educational research and pop culture. A central resource of this diverse research environment is the multidisciplinary approach which provides fruitful opportunities for national and international collaboration and for undertaking research activities – both at Aarhus University and in international collaborations – with colleagues from other fields.
For a more detailed description of the Master’s degree programme please refer to the this webpage.
For a more detailed description of the International and European Studies profile please refer to this webpage.
The Department of Culture and Society
The focus of the teaching and research activities of the Department of Culture and Society is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:
- from the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
- from antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
- from familiar Danish cultural forms to other - and very different - worlds
- from local questions to global challenges.
The department encompasses a range of strong research and degree programmes, which in dialogue with each other and with society work to develop innovative ways of addressing issues of topical or general interest. The department’s goal is to produce compelling research with international resonance and visibility, as well as to offer high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate study programmes. We also work to engage Danish society in a fruitful exchange of knowledge. We offer an informal, yet challenging working environment. Participation in the daily life of the programme is a high priority, and we emphasize the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and to our students.
For a more detailed description of the department please refer to the this webpage
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 thee former main academic areas: the Faculty of Humanities, the faculty of Theology and the Danish School of Education.
For further information please refer to the faculty’s webpage.
- The Faculty of Humanities refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
- Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
- Further information on application and relevant enclosures may be found in the Guidelines for applicants for academic positions.
- Teaching portfolio, degree certificate (copy), curriculum vitae, complete list of publications and verified information on previous teaching experience must be submitted with the application.
- When you submit your application, please upload a maximum of five samples of your scholarly output.
All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.
All applications must be made online and received by 15 March 2013.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department
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