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Professor in Humanities Computing – Aarhus University, Denmark, 2022


The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as full professor in Humanities Computing with special responsibility for the academic leadership and further development of the Center for Humanities Computing (CHC), Aarhus University, Denmark, 2022

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2023
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Culture and Society

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Applicants must be able to document:

  • Significant original scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within Humanities Computing
  • a solid track record in research leadership as well as in international research funding and international research cooperation
  • strong teaching and supervision competencies
  • competencies within research management and a commitment to researcher talent development as well as the development and teaching of PhD courses.
  • experience of attracting and administering external research funding.
  • knowledge of data and workflows in the humanities and experience with interdisciplinary team-based research that combines humanities and computational approaches
  • Experience developing, implementing, and directing a research center, department, or large research group is an asset but not a required qualification.

Applicants will be asked to present their vision for future research and developments in the field of Humanities Computing in Aarhus and beyond.

Applicants must provide a research plan explaining how they will meet the expectations of the professorship

Only submitted publications will be assessed; a list of publications is not sufficient.

Applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

Professional references or recommendations should not be included. Applicants who are selected for interview may be asked to provide professional references.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The full professorship is offered with a view to attracting talented applicants with an extensive and documented track record in innovative and internationally recognized research in the area of Humanities Computing and/or digital humanities.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society and Aarhus University in general, and to direct the Centre for Humanities Computing and strengthen its research activities and output in particular.

Apart from research, the successful applicant must also be able to contribute to the following areas: education, talent development, and knowledge exchange within Humanities Computing at Aarhus University. The professor will be expected to undertake responsibility for and leadership of the academic development of Humanities Computing at Aarhus University, and to raise the international profile of Aarhus University’s digital humanities research and educational environments.

The university wants its staff to reflect the diversity of society, and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.


The successful applicant will be expected to provide academic leadership in the development of research programmes in the field of Humanities Computing, to develop new research projects with internal and external partners, to raise external research funding, and to take part in the daily activities of the school. Moreover, he/she will be expected to take an interest in inter- or transdisciplinary research cooperation within the School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts and beyond.The applicant’s research activities will be evaluated in relation to research time. We therefore encourage applicants to specify any periods of research leave they may have taken (for instance maternity/paternity leave) so that we can take these periods into consideration when evaluating research productivity.


The successful applicant will be required to teach and supervise Humanities Computing at all levels of the school’s degree programmes [BA, MA and PhD] and will be expected to have extensive teaching experience at university level. Furthermore, s/he will be expected to take a leading role in the teaching as well as the development of teaching didactics and to take responsibility for the further development of inter- or transdisciplinary educational programmes, especially in collaboration with academic staff at the Faculty of Arts.We emphasise the importance of maintaining a dedicated and respectful relationship between staff and students, so the ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate and exemplify their commitment to participatory teaching initiatives and student involvement as part of their teaching portfolio.

Talent development and knowledge exchange

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to identify the development potential of junior researchers, to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students, and to design and teach PhD courses. Moreover, he/she will be expected to engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society actors or the public dissemination of knowledge.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production (mandatory). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

About the Department/Section/Group

CHC is a computational research laboratory and infrastructure located at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University Denmark. We provide a range of research IT services for employees at the Faculty of Arts. Our primary services are cloud computing, data management, and educational IT infrastructure. Secondary services are research project development and management.For a more detailed description of CHC please refer to this website: https://chcaa.io/#/Center for Humanities Computing is placed at the School of Culture and Society, Arts, where the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

  •  From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied   social research
  •  From antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
  •  From local questions to global challenges.

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International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to check family and work-life balance and attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers' employment by AU.


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Contact details

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of School Andreas Roepstorff ([email protected])

For further information about the application procedure, please contact HR supporter Gerd Cecilie Bech Thomsen ([email protected])

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