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Researcher Position in Smuggling Routes and Trafficking Trajectories – UCPH, Denmark, May 2022


The University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites applications for a position as Researcher in smuggling routes and trafficking trajectories, at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Denmark – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jun 15, 2022
Contract Period: 16 Months
Salary: 35.000 DKK/Month

Department of Anthropology

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Your Competencies and Opportunities

The successful candidate will be part of the CRIMTANG team. Applicants should have fieldwork experience with sex workers and trafficking; knowledge of theories and debates within the study of transnational organized crime; knowledge of ethnographic methods and hold a Ph.D. in the social sciences or humanities. The position includes 160 hours of teaching at the Department of Anthropology.

A successful candidate has strong interpersonal skills as well as an aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues in planning and delivering teaching, in research projects and in the discharge of administrative duties.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is a 16 months long researcher position (equal to Assistant Professor level) available from 15 June 2022 until 15 October 2023. The position focuses on the study of smuggling routes and trafficking trajectories is available at the Centre for Global Criminology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.


The Criminal Entanglements project (CRIMTANG) researches transnational crime and policing via an ethnographic and multi-sited research design. It follows human flows and explores the illegal and overlapping flows of migrants and drugs from North-West Africa into Europe. The project looks at smuggling routes and trafficking trajectories stretching from West Africa, to North Africa and Europe. By conducting collective fieldwork at different points along this trafficking route, it grants us insight into specific nodes within the illegal and illicit trade in question. CRIMTANG comprises a cross-disciplinary research team of anthropologists, criminologists, economists and political scientists, and builds on prior research experience of the people, regions and languages under study.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching.

For example, as researcher of smuggling routes and trafficking trajectories we expect you to contribute to the research through ethnographic fieldwork. Over and above the fieldwork, your main task will consist of writing, teaching and collaborating with the rest of the CRIMTANG team.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply.

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated applicationCurriculum vitae
  • Certificates and Diplomas
  • Publications. The 6 most important publications, of which at least three must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for application. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 6.
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates. The uploaded publications must be marked with * on the list to be assessed.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications in accordance with the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly specified. The hiring committee may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 CEST 29/04/2022.

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

About the Department

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences

The Department of Anthropology is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see:


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Terms of Employment

  • Employment with the Faculty of Social Sciences and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying academic criteria of the University of Copenhagen which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the Department concerned.
  • Further information on qualification requirements as assistant professor can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities here:
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary range starts at DKK 35.000 ((EUR 4.701) per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The recruitment process

Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:

An Equal Opportunity Workplace

The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see

International applicant?

The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here:

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Contact details

Information about the recruitment process is available from HR officer, e-mail: [email protected] , please refer to ID number: 211-0064/22-2P #1

For more information please contact Head of Centre, Prof. Henrik Vigh, phone: +45 41 11 14 30, mail: [email protected]

Additional information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Bjarke Oxlund, e-mail: [email protected], phone +45 26 14 88 43.

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