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Associate Professorship in Political Science – SDU, Denmark, 2022

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The Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense invites applications for an associate professorship in political science – 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Political Science and Public Management

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

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Qualification Details

For applicants to qualify for the position, the following criteria must be met (please also consult the Scholarly Qualification Matrix for more details):

  • An excellent research track record and research potential documented by high-quality publications and an ambitious research strategy,
  • Strong methodological skills (skills in quantitative methods are considered an advantage),
  • Strong skills in university-level teaching
  • The ability to engage in professional networks and international research cooperation

We expect applications to include a 5-year research plan that describes research themes, publication strategy, potential cooperation, and plans for external funding.

Applicants are expected to have good interpersonal skills and be dedicated to taking part in the everyday academic and social environment at the department and the research group. Within a three-year period, non-Danish-speaking applicants are expected to master the Danish language at a level which enables reading Danish exam papers and administrative documents. The department offers free language classes and a reduction in workload to support non-Danish speaking employees.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct and publish research at a high international level on key political science fields such as comparative politics, political behaviour, political economy and/or comparative welfare studies,
  • Teach and supervise students within the department's entire portfolio of study programs, including the full-time political science program.
  • Perform research-related tasks such as supporting the development of collective research projects within the group, seeking external funding, outreach activities and other forms of knowledge exchange with the surrounding society, and supervision of PhD students.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A research plan (max 3 pages) for the next 5 years that describes:
    • Potential to advance the field (both empirically and theoretically)
    • Publication strategy
    • Relationships to the aim and goals of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies
    • Planned national and international collaborations
    • Potential for obtaining external funding
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio (please see below)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. NOTE: If publications have been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applicants applying for an associate professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.

About the Department/Section/Group

The successful candidate is expected to support the department’s strategic objectives: excellence in research, high-quality teaching, and social impact. The Department of Political Science and Public Management values a diversity of competences and academic profiles, and applicants must present a clear academic profile. By academic profile we understand the combined quality of research, teaching and societal engagement. For more information about the department and its strategy, please visit the website.

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS). Established in 2005 as a cross-disciplinary research centre, DaWS is an internationally recognized and dynamic research group. We emphasize scientific curiosity, high-quality research, and team spirit. Ongoing research at DaWS covers a diverse set of topics such as comparative politics, political economy, public policy and outcomes and effects of welfare policies as well as the history and developments of the welfare state. The research group covers a broad range of themes and methods.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Applicants applying for an associate professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Director of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies, Professor Klaus Petersen, [email protected], or Head of Department, Signe Pihl-Thingvad, [email protected].

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