Aarhus University, The Department of Culture and Society
Associate Professorship in Theology
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The Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor in theology with special emphasis on early Christianity and the research field of Religious Roots of Europe.
The associate professorship is a permanent position which begins on 1 January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate with a focus on Aarhus University's core activities in the areas of research, education, researcher talent development and knowledge exchange. The future associate professor is expected to develop the study of early Christianity, which is an important research priority area for Aarhus University. The associate professor must be prepared to act as a coordinator for the international Master’s degree programme in Religious Roots of Europe in collaboration with the Nordic universities involved (Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lund and Oslo) and other educational institutions.
The position is affiliated to the existing research environments (such as Centre for the Study of Antiquity and Christianity and Christianity and Theology in Culture and Society). As the focus of the associate professorship is on the history of early Christianity (from about the year 100 until about the year 500), applicants must document research qualifications at international level in this field. The Department of Culture and Society places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding.
The international Master’s degree programme in Religious Roots of Europe attracts students from all over the world. Applicants must therefore be able to document experience with the development and coordination of an international degree programme and the teaching of courses for English-speaking students. Applicants are expected to have taught courses at university level using the e-learning tool on a daily basis and to be able to create a common learning space for students with different cultural backgrounds. Applicants must also be able to teach courses in theology and related degree programmes at the Department of Culture and Society.
Applicants are expected to inspire students to develop their talents for theological research. The successful applicant for the associate professorship will be expected to supervise PhD students as well as teaching and developing PhD courses.
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in or experience with knowledge exchange between the society and the university in a broad sense.
For further information, please contact Department Head Bjarke Paarup, e-mail email@example.com or tel. +45 87162158
Applicants must have scholarly qualifications at an international level and teaching qualifications in the field of theology equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship.
Applicants must be able to document:
- Experience with participation in collective research projects and an internationally oriented research and publication profile
- Experience with the development and coordination of international programmes
- Participation in national and international networks
- Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching
- Ability to attract external research funding
- Experience with supervising student projects and an interest in researcher talent development.
In addition, it is an advantage if the future associate professor has good negotiation skills and administrative competences.
Applicants are expected to contribute to the department's academic environment. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and to our students.
The application must be uploaded in English.
If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.
For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR-partner Louise Søndergaard, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aarhus University has a strong research environment in the field of early Christianity in its antique and late-antique context. The research environment include both exegetical, historical and systematic theology. Theology at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for theological research in Europe and attracts a number of internationally recognised researchers. The environment is nationally and internationally renowned for its research activities in a number of areas such as Christianity in antiquity, reformation theology, bioethics and nanoethics, as well as the study of N.F.S. Grundtvig and K.E. Løgstrup.
The programme's researchers are often involved in interdisciplinary projects and networks with researchers from other fields, including the study of religion, the humanities in general, medicine and social science.
For a more detailed description of the programme, please visit this website.
Department of Culture and Society
Theology is anchored at the Department of Culture and Society, where the object of research and teaching 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'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. The department is closely linked to society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.
For a more detailed description of the department, please visit this website.
The Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University’s research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange activities.
With about 800 academic staff members, 300 PhD students, 13,000 BA and MA students, and 2,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the Department of Aesthetics and Communication, the Department of Culture and Society, the Department of Education, the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, and the AU Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Each of these units has strong academic environments that form the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty’s research and teaching activities take place within the context of extensive international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in close interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en.
- 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 eight samples of your scholarly output.
All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.
All applications must be made online and received by 21 November 2013
Please apply online here
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Religious Studies and Theology