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Professor with special responsibilities (WSR) in Library and Information Science

University of Southern Denmark - Department of Design and Communication

Location: Odense - Denmark
Salary: LR 37.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th March 2019
Closes: 12th May 2019

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a five-year position as professor with special responsibilities (WSR) in Library and Information Science. The position is placed at the Kolding campus of the University and is available from September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Design and Communication is a humanistic department with a strong interdisciplinary orientation which offers a broad range of study programs in the areas of communication, design, IT, information studies and tourism.

The applicant must:

  • document original scientific output at an international level, which documents potential for further development of the academic field,
  • document experience with interdisciplinary research and development,
  • be able to provide leadership in relation to research and education or potential in this respect,
  • have educational and supervisory experience as well as pedagogical competences for the purpose of contributing to research-based teaching at the highest level,
  • have experience with applications for externally funded projects


  • strengthen the profile within the research area of Library and Information Science, and have a clear and ambitious vision for the development hereof,
  • establishment of research projects within Library and Information Science,
  • initiate events within research and communication,
  • contribute to the ongoing development of and teaching in the study programs in Library Science and Knowledge Communication,
  • initiate fund raising - play an active role in securing external research funding to support the research activities of the department,
  • strengthen the collaboration with external stakeholders. 

Applicants are expected to submit a plan for the development of the scientific field of Library Science within the framework of the department.

International staff is expected to be able to teach in Danish after a two-year period.

Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen can be contacted for further information mail +45 6550 1451.

Application, salary, and conditions of employment etc.

The position involves a basic salary in accordance with the labour market agreement with The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, plus a labour-market-agreement-related pension-qualifying supplement of DKK 176.830,74 (1st April 2016 level). To this must be added an annual pension-qualifying functional supplement of DKK 1.889,83 (1st April 2016 level) from the executive pool, thus bringing the total salary at the level of LR 37 (pay bracket 37). A pension-qualifying executive supplement of DKK 52.935,93 (1st April 2016 level) is paid. Salaries are paid monthly in arrears.

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas/Certifcates
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Research plan including documentatation for research management
  • List of publications indicating the nine publications that are submitted
  • Maximum 9 of the most relevant publications. One pdf-file for each publication.
    • Co-author statements must be submitted for co-authored publications

Applicants are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as documentation for teaching experience and supervision qualifications. Please read more here.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English. Please include a copy of original diploma/certificates. Files must be pdf-format and unlocked.

Shortlisting and interviews may be used in the assessment process.

The Faculty of Humanities may reject applications without further notice if they do not meet the specified requirements.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”, and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. 

Deadline 2019-May-12


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