The Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense invites applications for one or more associate professorships in International Politics as of January 1, 2020 or as agreed. We are looking for ambitious individuals, already with the potential to become an international leader in his/her field of research.
Successful candidate(s) must be able and willing to support the department in realizing its two overarching strategic objectives: First, we strive to produce original ideas through high-quality and pioneering research. Second, we want to address major societal challenges and to exchange knowledge with society through high-quality study programmes and genuine engagement with societal actors and the wider public. The department values a diversity of competences and academic profiles, and, thus, applicants must present a clear academic profile. By academic profile we understand the combined quality of research, teaching and societal engagement. For more information about the department and its strategy, please visit the website.
The international politics section of the department offers introductory IR courses to bachelor students in political science and specialized graduate courses in political science, especially in the Master's programme in International Security and Law. The section trains doctoral candidates, sometimes in partnership with other Danish and European institutes and universities. Research is multidisciplinary and focuses mainly, though not exclusively, on contemporary security issues. Researchers also participate in the Center for War Studies (CWS), a multidisciplinary research unit promoting research into fundamental questions of war and peace. For a detailed description of the section's and the research collective's profile and activities, please visit the CWS website.
The successful applicant(s) will be tasked with a range of obligations at the department, including:
For applicants to qualify for the position, the following criteria must be met (please also consult the Scholarly Qualification Matrix:
It is important to us that applicants have good interpersonal skills and are dedicated to take part in the everyday academic and social environment at the department. Such engagement can be documented by, for example, past engagement in social and professional activities.
Within a three-year period, applicants are expected to master Danish at a level which enables them to correct Danish exam papers and read administrative documents. Within a five-year period, foreign applicants must be able to document Danish language skills at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This can be satisfied by passing Prøve i Dansk 3 (3.5) or an equivalent test. The department offers free language classes and a reduction in workload to support non-Danish speaking employees.
The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department's ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
For further information, please contact Head of Department, Christian Elmelund-Præstekær firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of Section, Vincent Keating, email@example.com.
Application, salary, etc.
Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
An application must include:
Furthermore, applicants are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and guide for teaching portfolio may be found here.
All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applications that are incomplete may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.
Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities. Applications will be assessed by an academic assessment committee that determines whether applicants are qualified to be an Associate Professor. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. The committee reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.
Shortlisting and personal tests may be used in the assessment process.
When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointment committee. The appointment committee will manage and complete a series of job interviews with especially promising applicants. On the basis of the applications, the written assessments, the job interviews, and a deliberation within the appointments committee, the Head of Department determines which candidate(s) will be offered the position.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than September 16, 2019 using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
You can only apply for the position through our website www.sdu.dk/en/service/ledige_stillinger.
Your application must be registered in our system on the 16/09/2019 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.
|Title||Associate Professor(s) in International Politics|
|Employer||University of Southern Denmark|
|Job location||Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M|
|Published||August 9, 2019|
|Application deadline||September 16, 2019|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Foreign Policy,   International History and Politics,   International Security and Arms Control,   International Relations  |