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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship(s) in Social Anthropology

University of Copenhagen - Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, is looking to welcome new colleagues by offering one or more tenure track Assistant Professorship(s). The position(s) are available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Exceptional candidates with an international network, a solid background in ethnographic research methods and anthropological theory, and with a strong potential for interdisciplinary collaboration within the Faculty and across the University of Copenhagen are especially encouraged to apply.

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, a strong administrative support team, approximately 600 students at the BA and MA levels and approximately 30 PhD students, the Department is home to a world-class, vibrant and diverse research and teaching community. 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 is committed to ensuring that anthropology plays an important part in addressing some of the many societal challenges facing the world today – from migration to development, health and environmental change.

To be qualified for the position as Assistant Professor, the applicant must have a PhD in Anthropology or equivalent academic qualifications. Furthermore, 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.

The applicant must be able to engage in an interdisciplinary research and teaching environment and demonstrate societal relevance of his/her research. As we are interested in strengthening our broad research and teaching profile, we welcome all applicants with a firm foundation in social anthropology. In addition to the general qualifications in social anthropology we are particularly interested in strengthening the department’s expertise within digital social science as it is part of ourstrategic ambition to develop a strong research and teaching capacity in Social Data Science/Digital Anthropology. Furthermore, we are interested in strengthening our capacity within one or more of the following themes:,mobility and migration, medical anthropology as well as entrepreneurship and sustainability. Applicants are welcome to highlight their strengths in any of these areas.

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

  • Research within the field of Social Anthropology
  • Teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and post-graduate students
  • Administrative tasks related to the position as Assistant Professor
  • Knowledge sharing and dissemination beyond the academy 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. Assistant Professorship(s) at the Department of Anthropology are intended to help further develop incumbents’ careers.

Additional information can be obtained from Helle Samuelsen, Head of Department

Information about the Department and the Strategy of the Department can be found at:

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 15 September, 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: 6th August 2018
Closes: 15th September 2018
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