Assistant Professor in Tourism

Aalborg University - Department of Culture and Global Studies / Faculty of Humanities

Stil. 2016-224-01275

At the Department of Culture and Global Studies, the Faculty of Humanities, a position as Assistant Professor within Tourism is open for appointment from 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible after this date. The position is available for a period of 3 years.

Job description

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Professor will be research and teaching within the Master’s Programme in Tourism. Appointment as assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level as a minimum. Applicants should document research and publications in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Tourism innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Management of tourism organizations
  • Sustainable tourism development

Preference will be given to applicants specialising in tourism innovation and entrepreneurship. In terms of research activities, the position is connected to the Tourism Research Unit.

In terms of teaching, the position is primarily connected to the Master’s Programme in Tourism and to the Aalborg Campus as place of employment. Experience with a variety of pedagogical approaches will be considered an advantage, particularly problem-based learning and group supervision, as well as interactive seminars and lectures. 

Teaching and supervision activities in the Master’s Programme in Tourism are conducted in English, and applicants must therefore be able to supervise and assess written and oral performances in English. If the successful applicant’s mother tongue is not Danish, he/she must be prepared, within a two-year period, to acquire a command of Danish which will enable him/her to participate in teaching, administrative and development related activities at the department in Danish.

Daily attendance at the department is required. In addition, the new employee must be prepared to participate actively in all aspects of the day-to-day activities at the department, study program and research group. For information about the research profile of the department etc., please consult the department's website at:

Assistant professorship

The position of assistant professor is a fixed-term educational position with obligation to research and teaching. Additional tasks may to a limited extend be defined by the university. The employee is obliged to attend a course of university pedagogy for assistant professors, arranged by the university.

The employment as assistant professor may not exceed a total of four years at the same institution (maximum six years at assistant professor level at AAU and maximum eight years in total at assistant professor level in Denmark).

Applicants are required to have academic qualifications as PhD or similar.

All applicants regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity are encouraged to apply.

For further information concerning the academic contents of the position, please refer to Head of Department Marianne Rostgaard, mail or phone (+45) 9940 9924.

For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Malene Steen at The Faculty Office by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7959.

The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button below. Only applications written in English are accepted.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

Deadline: 04/01/2017

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