The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a position as Professor in Humanistic Information Studies. The position is located at SDU‘s campus in Kolding and is available from February 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Design and Communication is a highly interdisciplinary department encompassing Design Studies, International Business Communication, Humanistic Information Studies, Library Science, Web Communication, and Tourism.
Applicants should have research and teaching experience at a professorial level within humanistic information studies. We also welcome applications by researchers having either a background within a relevant humanistic subject (such as, e.g., communication studies or philosophy) combined with a solid knowledge of the basics of computer science or, conversely, a background in computer science combined with strong, documented interests in humanistic research perspectives on computer science.
The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in the already established humanistic research and study environment at the department.
To fulfil the position, the successful applicant must document:
- substantial scientific and high-level research with an international reputation
- experience in research and project management,
- experience with raising external funding, arranging international conferences and assessments
- a strong international network within the applicant’s field
- strong pedagogical skills and teaching experience at all levels including supervision of PhD students
The position involves, among other tasks:
- developing the department’s profile of research and study programs within the field of humanistic information studies
- teaching and supervision at all levels, particularly in subjects within the area of humanistic information studies
- project management and research team leadership
- project development and application for external funding
- outreach to private companies and public institutions to strengthen SDU’s cooperation with and impact on society
It is expected that international staff will be able to teach in Danish after two years.
Further information is available from Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 6550 1339, email: email@example.com.
Application, salary, and condition of employment etc.
Employment shall be on the terms specified in the labour market agreement and the salary shall correspond to LR 37 (pay bracket 37) annually DKK 536.665,33 plus pension (1st April 2016 level). To this must be added a non-pension-qualifying supplement of DKK 52.935,93 (1st April 2016 level) from the executive pool.
Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programs.
An application must include:
Teaching portfolio (please see below)
Research plan including documentation for research management
List of publications indicating the publications attached
A maximum of 9 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.
Applicants for a professorship at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.
We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. 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. 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.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.
The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be assessed.
Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”, and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
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.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.