Assistant or Associate Professorship in the Study of Religion

University of Aarhus - School of Culture and Society

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year position as assistant or associate professor within the Department of the Study of Religion with a special focus on the study of Islam. The position is available from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position
The Department of the Study of Religion at Aarhus University has a major focus on the study of Islam, as indicated by the study programme in Arab and Islamic Studies. The position is offered with a view to attracting a talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of internationally recognised research areas within the study of Islam at the Department of the Study of Religion and in the Arab and Islamic Studies programme, which is part of the Department of the Study of Religion. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the Department of the Study of Religion in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in the study of religion or related fields. Applicants for the assistant professorship must also have teaching experience corresponding at least to the experience gained during a PhD degree programme.

Applicants must also document:

  • Knowledge of formative, classical or medieval Islam.
  • Knowledge of contemporary and lived Islam and of modern Arab and Islamic societies and their history and culture.
  • The ability to work in Quranic and classical Arabic as well as Modern Standard Arabic.
  • Knowledge of the study of religion, including theoretical and methodological perspectives.
  • A relevant and internationally oriented publication profile.
  • Experience of or interest in participation in national and international research networks.
  • Experience of or interest in communication and knowledge exchange.
  • Experience of interdisciplinary collaboration as well as interdisciplinary research.
  • Experience of or potential for obtaining external research funding.
  • Experience of or interest in interdisciplinary teaching including innovative teaching methods.
  • Experience of or interest in supervising student projects and interest in research talent development.

Applicants for the assistant professorship must be able to document experience of or interest in the points mentioned above at least at PhD level. Applicants for the associate professorship must be able to document competences corresponding to the completion of an assistant professorship.

Applicants must be able to teach and communicate in Danish at university 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.

The application must be written in English.

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 3/10/2017

Read the full job description and apply online here

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