Aarhus University, The School of Culture and Society
Professorship in Pre-Christian Scandinavian Religion (890831)
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The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three year, part-time (50%) professorship in pre-Christian Scandinavian religion within the Department of the Study of Religion. The position is available from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognised research areas at the department with a particular focus on pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. The future professor is expected to contribute to core activities at Aarhus University in general and the study of religion in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will also be expected to contribute academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally.
We are looking for a professor with documented, extensive research experience within the field of pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. A focus on pre-Christian Scandinavian religion in a comparative perspective, both in relation to culturally related religions and within the general phenomenology of religion, is particularly welcome.
Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision on pre-Christian Scandinavian religion at all levels of the department’s degree programmes (BA, MA and PhD), and will be expected to have a solid teaching experience at university level. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programmes offered by the School of Culture and Society. Please see this website: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/the-study-of-religion/
The successful applicant is expected to be able to identify the development potential of junior researchers and to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students and to teaching and developing PhD courses.
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in cooperation with civil society actors or the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Jørn Borup, email email@example.com.
In their letter of application applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of the study of religion. Applicants must be able to document:
- Thorough knowledge of pre-Christian Scandinavian religion, including theoretical and methodological perspectives in understanding and reconstructing pre-Christian religion
- Thorough knowledge of the general history of religion and phenomenology of religion
- Academic publications at the highest international level including research innovation in the field of pre-Christian Scandinavian religion, the general history of religion and phenomenology of religion
- Experience of active participation in international research collaboration
- Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding in the field of pre-Christian religion
- Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels
- Commitment to teaching development, supervision of student projects, talent development, research management and the development of PhD courses.
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.
The application must be written in English.
For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The professor will be part of a strong international research environment at the department and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research activities through participation in meetings, seminars etc., and to stimulate the development of new research projects at all levels within the field of the study of religion. The Department of the Study of Religion is one of the largest research environments in the world in this field, including strong research competences in Norse religion, contemporary religion, Islamic studies, cognition and experimental studies. The environment is interdisciplinary in its organisation and working methods, and our researchers are involved in a wide range of research projects with colleagues from other fields, such as biblical studies and church history within theology, the humanities in general, the social sciences and the natural sciences.
The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society 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 very different worlds
- From local questions to global challenges
The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with 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 school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
- Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
- 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 the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines.
- The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
In the absence of any statement to the contrary, applications must be submitted in English.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
All applications must be made online and received by:
Please apply online here
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, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 12,500 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 School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en
Aarhus University is a modern, academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 42,500 students and 11,500 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 840 million. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide. Learn more at www.au.dk/en
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