Assistant or Associate Professorship in Russian Studies 793679
The position will commence on 1 April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We are seeing to engage a candidate with broad expertise in Soviet and post-Soviet society and the ability to address key contemporary issues. The position involves research based in any relevant field, including sociology, political science, history, anthropology, international relations or area studies. Commitment to and experience of interdisciplinary research, as well as the ability to place Russian developments in their broader European, Eurasian and/or global contexts, will be considered an advantage.
As part of the School of Culture and Society, the Department of Global Studies has a focus on regional and trans-regional research, and aims to provide a distinct approach to and understanding of the conditions of our contemporary globality. By combining cutting-edge area studies with history and the social sciences, the Department of Global Studies offers degree programmes and research which combine unique language-based area studies with state-of-the-art research in the emergent field of global studies. Please consult the department website for more information.
We are seeking a researcher with a strong research profile in contemporary Russia (20th and 21st centuries). In order to be considered for the position of associate professor, the key criteria of the assessment will be the quality of the research output, which is expected to meet international standards, and successful teaching experience at the university level. The successful applicant will be expected to develop new research projects with immediate relevance to the field.
The School of Culture and Society places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding.
The successful applicant must be prepared to teach survey courses on Russian history and seminars on contemporary issues in Russia at all levels, i.e. the BA and MA degree programmes in Russian studies and other relevant area studies programmes, including contributions to courses in the broader field of global studies as well as auxiliary theoretical and methodological courses in these programmes.
Participation in the daily life of the programme is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop his or her supervision capabilities at both BA and MA levels. For an applicant qualified for the position of associate professor, he or she will also be expected to supervise PhD students as well as teaching and developing PhD courses.
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as described in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society actors or public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in history, political science, anthropology, sociology or related fields.
If an associate professor is appointed, applicants must be able to document the following qualifications and competences:
• A relevant and high-quality list of publications
• Experience of working in major national and international research networks
• Experience of (and success in) attracting external grants
• Interest in and experience of teaching at a broad university level, and preferably experience of interdisciplinary teaching and the development of new forms of instruction
• The ability to teach in English at university level
• Interest in and experience of supervision related to talent development.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Rósa Magnúsdóttir, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society, the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:
- From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
- From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
- From local questions to global challenges.
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