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Full Professorship(s) in Social Anthropology

University of Copenhagen - Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for one or more positions as Professor in Social Anthropology. The position is available from February 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen is one of Europe's largest anthropological research institutions, with a research and teaching staff of about 30, approximately 600 students at the BA and MA levels and approximately 30 PhD students. In addition to the BA and MSc in Anthropology, the department also contributes to two cross disciplinary MSc programs in Global Development and Global Health.

The Department of Anthropology has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment. The new Professor is expected to contribute actively to this.

The following general qualifications are required for the position as Professor:

  • A documented original academic production at an international level within the field of social anthropology.
  • Extensive fieldwork-based research, demonstrating a variety of research methods and forms of analysis, is required, as fieldwork is the cornerstone of the department's teaching and research.
  • Strong teaching qualifications
  • Leadership experience in relation to research and teaching
  • Knowledge sharing with the wider society
  • Fundraising
  • Ability to contribute to a high standard of collegiality in the Department

The following further qualifications will be considered desirable:

  • Research and teaching expertise within political anthropology and conflict studies
  • A proven record of the ability to attract and manage larger, externally funded research projects

Job description General duties attached to the position as a Full Professor are:

  • Research within the field of social anthropology.
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD students
  • Administrative and leadership tasks related to the position as Full Professor
  • Knowledge sharing with the wider society
  • Research and teaching management
  • Fundraising

In addition, we furthermore expect the candidate(s) to engage in activities that promote the employability of our graduates, as this is a strong focus of the Department.

Additional information can be obtained from Head of Department Helle Samuelsen, +45 35 32 78 77., Information about the Department can be found at

The deadline for applications, including enclosures is 1 October 2018 (at Midnight 23.59 Danish Time)

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Location: Copenhagen - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd August 2018
Closes: 1st October 2018
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