Assistant Professor in Modern History

University of Southern Denmark - Department of History

Department of History invites applications for a three-year position as assistant professor in modern history (c. 1750-) from 1 February  2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The department is looking for an applicant that can teach modern British history.

The Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, Campus Odense, is part of the Faculty of Humanities. Currently the department employs 80 people and runs or contributes to a wide range of teaching programmes. The activities of the department are organized in accordance with teaching commitments, research centres and research groups. For more information, please consult the department website. The position involves teaching and research within British history broadly conceived (including imperial and transatlantic history) from political, social and/or cultural perspectives.

The successful applicant is expected to teach BA courses to students enrolled in our English programmes (BA, MA and negot), including British History (nineteenth and twentieth centuries), Modern British Studies, Foundations of the Anglophone World (c. 1500-2000) and/or electives at BA and MA-level. Other responsibilities include dissertation supervision and marking at both BA and MA level. Moreover, applicants are expected to contribute to the development of the study programmes in English and to their interdisciplinary academic environment (encompassing linguistics, literature and history).

The successful application is also expected to conduct and publish outstanding research within British history broadly conceived and to play an active role in maintaining and developing a strong research environment at the Department of HIstory. This involves participation in one or more of the department’s research groups (currently there are research groups on “political history”, “cultural encounters” and “authority, materiality and media”).

The position as assistant professor requires research qualifications as specified for the university position in question.

Essential qualifications:

  • a completed PhD at the time of application 
  • ability to teach in the English language
  • developed plans for future research and publications, a part of which fall within British/Imperial history

Desirable qualifications:

  • a research profile within modern British History, c. 1750-
  • experience with teaching and supervision within British History at BA or MA level
  • experience with participation in collaborative and perhaps interdisciplinary research projects  
  • developed ideas for electives to be offered at BA and MA level

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.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessment panel. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants' qualifications.

For further information, please contact Head of Department, Martin Rheinheimer (; tel. +45 6550 4201).

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