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Assistant Professor D-IAS 2018

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level in the research areas of interest for the Centre.

The position is sponsored by, and located at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts winter 2018/19.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor.

We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review. Beyond this seed funding and besides being part of an excellent academic environment, D-IAS offers the strongest possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

The present position is in the fields of: Humanities: The Social Dimensions of Literature

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS

The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website
For further information please contact professor Anne-Marie Mai, Chair of DIAS, by e-mail:


Uses of Literature: The Social Dimensions of Literature, Department for the Study of Culture

Interested literary researchers covering all modern periods and traditions of American or European literatures, broadly conceived, are invited to apply.
Applicants with projects that can strengthen the research strategy and future development of the Uses of Literature research group will be preferred. Special focal areas of the Uses of Literature group are health, ageing, society as well as the development of new methods of literary studies to investigate those focal areas.
‘Uses of literature’ is among the leading international research groups in interdisciplinary literary studies and is funded by the The Niels Bohr Professorship Program of The Danish National Research Foundation. It seeks to attract strong, international researchers who are able to significantly advance the internationalization of a specific area of research in Denmark with lasting, long-term effects.
The aim of the project is to develop new interdisciplinary methods for analyzing the social uses of literature that avoid the reductive tendencies of traditional sociologies of literature.

For further information please contact Head of department Anne Jensen, mail: or phone +4560113145 or Professor Anne-Marie Mai, mail: or phone +4524276357.

If you are not a Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website in order to receive further information in English.

Application, salary etc.

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

Research will be predominant in this position.

Application material required:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/diplomas
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to five of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication
  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Research and publication plan for the next three years
  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

    When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

    Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

    D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

    As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications a job interview will be held.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

    Read the guideline for applicants.

    Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark

    Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb

    Application deadline: October 1, 2018

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