Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society
Associate Professorship in Anthropology and China Studies (928023)
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The School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an associate professorship in anthropology and China studies. The associate professorship is a permanent position which begins on 1 December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Place of employment: Jens Chr. Schous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C and Moesgaard, Moesgård allé, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. We invite applications from all interested candidates with a doctoral degree in anthropology and a specialisation in China studies, based on extensive field research. The position is shared 50/50 between the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Global Studies.
The School of Culture and Society emphasises high-quality research and attaches great importance to interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects, and the ability to attract external research funding. Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and academic output, e.g. the number of publications published in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or compatible high-ranking series published by internationally recognised publishing houses.
Regarding the present position, we are particularly interested in applicants with substantial ethnographic research experience in contemporary Chinese society, with a special focus on the anthropology of ethics and documented competence in Chinese.
The associate professor will teach and supervise students in Danish and English at all levels (BA, MA and PhD) and will be expected to participate in curriculum development as well as using innovative teaching methods and collaborative student involvement at both departments.
The associate professor will be expected to contribute to talent development not only within the anthropology of China but also more generally within anthropology and global studies. He/she will supervise PhD students as well as teaching and developing PhD courses.
The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society outside the university, and to contribute actively to the general public debate in areas related to the position. Furthermore, applicants are expected to have experience of cooperation with non-academic partners.
For further information about the position, please contact Jens Seeberg, Head of the Department of Anthropology, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or Anemone Platz, Head of the Department of Global Studies, e-mail: email@example.com.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in anthropology with a specialisation in China studies, as well as documented teaching qualifications equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship. Applicants must furthermore be able to document:
• An internationally oriented publication profile in the anthropology of China with a special focus on the anthropology of ethics and politics
• Relevant and comprehensive fieldwork experience in China
• A high level of competence in the Chinese language
• Experience of participation in collective research projects
• Teaching experience in areas of relevance to the anthropology of China and China studies more generally, as well as mastery of academic English in the classroom
• Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation
• Experience of and interest in attracting external research funding
• Experience of supervising student projects and an interest in researcher talent development
• Experience of cooperation with non-academic partners.
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 submitted in English.
For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Anthropology is committed to the anthropological tradition that combines empirical research based on detailed ethnographic fieldwork, both in Denmark and the rest of the world, with theoretical, historical and comparative analysis. Basic research encompasses all dimensions of the anthropological discipline: a broad engagement with cross-disciplinary theories about what it means to be human, detailed methodological reflections on the basic and changing conditions of fieldwork, thorough engagement with thematic and regional specialisations, as well as continuing experimentation with anthropological forms of representation (in writing and museum displays, audio-visually and through the internet). For a more detailed description of the programme, please visit this website: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/anthropology/.
The Department of Global Studies has a focus on regional and trans-regional research, and aims to provide a distinct approach to and understanding of the conditions of our contemporary globality. By combining cutting-edge area studies with history and the social sciences, the Department of Global Studies offers education and research which combine distinct knowledge about certain areas and their languages and cultures with state-of-the-art academic research in the emergent field of global studies. Please see this website: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/global-studies/
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 goal of the school 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 this website: 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: 28/9/2017
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, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 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