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Professor of Museology

University of Aarhus - Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 17th January 2022

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of professor of museology based at the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology.

The appointment is full time and tenured and begins on 1/6/2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background. 

The position

The position is located at the Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology. There is close collaboration across aesthetic disciplines and study programmes in the department, including the Bachelor’s supplementary subject in museology: curating and cultural heritage, and the professional Master in Curating. The department houses the research Center for Museology and the research programme in museology.

We are looking for an applicant who can consolidate and develop the department’s strong museological research tradition and teaching environment and play a leading role in e.g., the research programme for museology and the Center for Museology. We prioritise applicants who will engage in the cross-disciplinary research and teaching environment that characterises museology at Aarhus University and who can preferably also contribute to courses in dissemination practices and theories, culture and organisational analysis in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in art history.

In sum, we are looking for an innovative and dedicated researcher with a strong academic record of accomplishment who will deliver research of the highest international standard, pursue research funding from external funding bodies, and contribute to teaching and supervising students on all degree levels. The successful applicant is expected to take a leading role in managing and developing the department’s research and educational activities as well as in collaborating nationally and internationally with a range of external partners. 

Research

The Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant national and international profile and a robust research network especially within the Nordic countries. The department’s museological research and research activities are primarily organised around the research programme in museology; please see the programme’s homepage for further information.

The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in developing research in the field of museology, as well as publishing original peer-reviewed research at the highest international level and making significant scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within the field.

The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of museology and the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, and in connection with external research funding. To that end, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate research leadership as well as taking the lead in applying for international research funding and developing international research networks. 

Teaching and supervision

We are looking for applicants who have solid experience of teaching and supervision at university level as well as course, curriculum and degree programme development in the field of museology and related courses in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in art history. 

Qualifications

Applicants must document a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications. 

Deadline: 17 January 2022

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