Professor WSR of Humanities and Technology, University of Southern Denmark

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Department for the Study of Culture is seeking an innovative and dedicated Professor who can, with a clear vision, build and develop the field of humanities and technology at SDU. The Professor will spearhead a new interdisciplinary HUM-TEK centre, which examines the impact of technology on society and man in the past and present from a humanistic perspective.

The centre cuts across subjects such as history, philosophy, culture, pedagogy, literature, design, media studies, and communication and interaction studies. Applicants are expected to have a background in one or more of these subjects and a strong research profile in the fields of humanities and technology. The person appointed shall be a unifying figure possessing organisational and personal abilities to lead interdisciplinary research environments.

Applicants shall have experience in both the acquisition of external funding and international research networks, as well as international research collaborations. The Professor must also be able to contribute to the continued development of the department’s educational profile.

Applicants are asked to attach a vision for a future profile and structure of the centre as part of the application. The vision must place the centre in a national, as well as an international perspective (in terms of both research and collaboration with the outside world). It should define lines for possible collaborations with other disciplines at SDU, as well as relate to SDU’s overall strategy.

Further information is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: +45 6550 1451, email:

Application, salary, and conditions of employment etc.
Appointment to this position may include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programs.

The position involves a basic salary in accordance with the labour market agreement with AC (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). Moreover, 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 (please see below)
  • Research plan including documentatation for research management
  • List of publications indicating the nine publications that are submitted
  • A maximum of 9 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.

Applicants for a professorship with specific responsibilities at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be assessed.

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

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Humanities by completing the application form here.

Posted: January 13, 2020