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Professor in Global Studies / Area Studies in a Global Perspective

Aarhus University, Institute of Business and Technology - The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th August 2020
Closes: 12th October 2020

The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies, at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as full professor of Global Studies. The position is available from 1 August 2021.

Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The new professorship is offered with a view to attracting talented applicants with an extensive and documented track record in innovative and internationally recognized research in the area of Global Studies / Area Studies in a Global Perspective. This research should be combined with a field of specialization within the humanities or social sciences and should entail a significant overlap, theoretically or regionally, with at least one of the following academic fields: Brazilian Studies, China Studies, European Studies, India and South Asia Studies, International Studies, Japan Studies or Russia Studies, which are represented within the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University. Given the interdisciplinary composition of these fields at Aarhus University, which commonly involve history, anthropology, sociology, political science etc. Applications are strongly encouraged from applicants who are familiar with and who adopt an interdisciplinary approach.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society and Aarhus University in general and to strengthen the Department of Global Studies’ research activities and output in particular.

Apart from research, the successful applicant must also be able to contribute to the following areas: education, talent development, and knowledge exchange within Global Studies at Aarhus University. The professor will be expected to undertake responsibility for and leadership of the academic devolvement and profile of Global Studies at Aarhus University both nationally and internationally.

The University wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide academic leadership in the development of research programmes in the field of Global Studies / Area Studies in a Global Perspective, to develop new research projects with internal and external partners, to raise external research funding, and to take part in the daily activities of the department. Moreover, he/she will be expected to take an interest in inter- or transdisciplinary research cooperation within the Department of Global Studies and its Global Studies research programme in the School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts and beyond.
The applicant’s research activities will be evaluated in relation to research time. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of research leave they may have taken (such as maternity/paternity leave or long-term sick leave) so that we can take these periods into consideration when evaluating research productivity.

The successful applicant will be required to teach and supervise in Global Studies at all levels of the department’s degree programmes (BA, MA and PhD) and will be expected to have extensive teaching experience at university level. Furthermore, s/he will be expected to take a leading role in the teaching as well as the development of teaching didactics and to take responsibility for the further development of inter- or transdisciplinary educational programmes, especially in collaboration with academic staff in the department.

Application deadline 12 October

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