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Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Historie

Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Historie

Indrykket 01-08-2017

Assistant Professor in Modern History

Department of History invites applications for a three-year position as assistant professor in modern history (c. 1750-) from 1 February  2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The department is looking for an applicant that can teach modern British history.

The Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, Campus Odense, is part of the Faculty of Humanities. Currently the department employs 80 people and runs or contributes to a wide range of teaching programmes. The activities of the department are organized in accordance with teaching commitments, research centres and research groups. For more information, please consult the department website. The position involves teaching and research within British history broadly conceived (including imperial and transatlantic history) from political, social and/or cultural perspectives.

The successful applicant is expected to teach BA courses to students enrolled in our English programmes (BA, MA and negot), including British History (nineteenth and twentieth centuries), Modern British Studies, Foundations of the Anglophone World (c. 1500-2000) and/or electives at BA and MA-level. Other responsibilities include dissertation supervision and marking at both BA and MA level. Moreover, applicants are expected to contribute to the development of the study programmes in English and to their interdisciplinary academic environment (encompassing linguistics, literature and history).

The successful application is also expected to conduct and publish outstanding research within British history broadly conceived and to play an active role in maintaining and developing a strong research environment at the Department of HIstory. This involves participation in one or more of the departments research groups (currently there are research groups on political history, cultural encounters and authority, materiality and media).

The position as assistant professor requires research qualifications as specified for the university position in question.

Essential qualifications:

  • a completed PhD at the time of application
  • ability to teach in the English language
  • developed plans for future research and publications, a part of which fall within British/Imperial history

Desirable qualifications:

  • a research profile within modern British History, c. 1750-
  • experience with teaching and supervision within British History at BA or MA level
  • experience with participation in collaborative and perhaps interdisciplinary research projects
  • developed ideas for electives to be offered at BA and MA level

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessment panel. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants' qualifications.

For further information, please contact Head of Department, Martin Rheinheimer (mrh@sdu.dk; tel. +45 6550 4201).

Application, salary, etc.

An assistant professorship is a 3-year position. Employment stops automatically by the end of the period.

It applies for all positions that they will only cover teaching requirements from related areas, including interdisciplinary teaching activities and Cand. Negot. courses.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015 (the document only exists in Danish)

Applications should be sent electronically via the link apply online at the bottom of this page.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per 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.

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.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information How to apply before applying.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 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

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.

If you are not a Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website in order to receive further information in English.

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


Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Historie

Campusvej 55
Odense M
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