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Associate Professorship in European Medieval History C. 700-1500, with Special Emphasis on the Nordic Region

University of Aarhus - Department of History and Classical Studies

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th August 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021

The School of Culture and Society invites applications for an associate professorship in European medieval history c.700-1500, with special emphasis on the Nordic region, at the Department of History and Classical Studies. The associate professorship is a permanent position which begins on 1 February 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Aarhus University, Department of History and Classical Studies, School of Culture and Society, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 5, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, the Faculty of Arts is committed to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. 

The position 

We are seeking a dedicated colleague with a strong research profile within the field of European and especially Nordic medieval history c.700-c.1500, who is able to contribute to the continuing development of the department’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

The Department of History and Classical Studies at Aarhus University offers a dynamic, collegial and internationally orientated research and teaching environment with good opportunities for career development, project funding and administrative support. 


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 research activities and output of the Department of History and Classical Studies in particular. They will be expected to participate in the research programme in history (The History Research Programme ( and in interdisciplinary research collaboration for example through the recently established Centre for the Viking Age and the Middle Ages (Centre for the Viking Age and the Middle Ages (, and more broadly in the context of the School of Culture and Society, the Faculty of Arts, and beyond. The associate professor will be expected to develop collaborative research initiatives with colleagues at the department and across the School of Culture and Society, and to develop projects with external financing.

In the application, applicants should explicitly present their vision and plans for the development of research in the field of the medieval history of the Nordic region.

Finally, applicants are asked to provide a research plan for the next three years as well as stating how they see themselves and the department contributing to future research developments within the field. The length of the application, including plans for research and visions for the future of the field, should be no longer than 5-8 pages.

Past research achievements will be assessed based on the active research time of the applicant in question, so your application should specify any career breaks that you may have had.   


22 September 2021   

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