Posted on: 2 April, 2019
Application deadline: June 1, 2019

Assistant Professor(s) in Social Studies, Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University, Denmark

Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University, invites applications for one, potentially two, position(s) as assistant professor in Social Studies from November 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are limited to 3 years.
In announcing the assistant professorship(s) in Social Studies, ISE wishes to further develop our social science research and teaching as it pertains to welfare (e.g. social cohesion, labour market, care and/or marketization); or diversity and equality with a special focus on quantitative methods (e.g. social identity, stigmatisation and/or social justice).
ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on political science, economics, anthropology, business studies, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. It is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. The department’s researchers put emphasis on research methodologies and they share a commitment to understanding society and businesses in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. We produce research at the highest international level that feeds into our educational programmes, while simultaneously leveraging our research to impact social, economic and political change. Research in the department is organised in research groups. The selected candidate is expected to work closely with political scientists, sociologists, and economists in one of these groups. Read more at 
Responsibilities and tasks 
The assistant professor is expected to maintain a steady rate of publications as well as to make a contribution to the research culture in the department. The assistant professor’s work primarily includes research and research-based teaching and supervision with associated examination obligations within social studies at BA and MA level. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in the public debate.
The ideal candidate is expected to:
  • Accomplish research meeting international standards,
  • Contribute to the development of the research profile of the department
  • Play an active role in developing new teaching methods
  • Take responsibility for the long-term well-being of the department
  • Contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the department
  • Complete the educational training programme for assistant professors at RUC
Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:
  • Documented research qualifications within social studies
  • Teaching experience at bachelor and master level within social studies
  • Strong methodological skills
  • Experience using quantitative methods in own research if your field of research is ‘diversity and equality’
  • Experience with teaching at an interdisciplinary educational program
  • Teaching experience with problem oriented approach
  • Ability to teach and supervise in Danish (or Swedish/Norwegian) to the degree that you can and participate in on-going administrative and collegial collaboration
The ideal candidate shall furthermore be enterprising and possess good communication skills and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.
Ability to teach in Danish is a great asset and selected applicants who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the University. At the time of appointment, selected applicants must master English for academic purposes. Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) here.
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
  • Research topic
  • Scientific production at an international level
  • Research prospective and the ability to promote and utilise research results
  • Experience in teaching and education
  • Other academic experience e.g. from organizing research conferences or seminars
  • Ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation,
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Peter Kragelund on tel. (+45) 4674 3335 / or Deputy Head of Department Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 /
Terms of employment  
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Head of Department Peter Kragelund
The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
Application procedure 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

To apply for the position go to
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education
4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)
5. A complete list of publications
6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

Please submit your application no later than 1 June 2019.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.