Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for one, potentially two, position(s) as associate professor(s) in Public Administration and Politics. The position(s) is/are available from November 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
In announcing the position, ISE looks to advance its research and teaching in Public Administration and Politics with special emphasis on collaborative governance, public leadership, public-private collaboration, and/or legitimacy.
ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on business studies, political science, economics, anthropology, 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 businesses and society 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 influence social, economic and political change. Research in the department is organised in research groups. Read more at https://ruc.dk/en/department-social-sciences-and-business
Responsibilities and tasks
The associate 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 associate professor’s work primarily includes research and research-based teaching and supervision in ‘Politik & Administration’ at BA level, and ‘Forvaltning’ and ‘International Public Administration and Politics’ at 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. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to attract research grants, coordinate research projects, provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors, participate actively in research groups and development of new teaching activities, and engage in external fundraising and other activities to increase funds for the Department as well as take part in academic assessments and other tasks requested by the Department.
The ideal candidate is expected to:
- Demonstrate evidence of a steady rate of publications, a progression in publications over time, as well as current research activity in the form of recent publications at high international level,
- Accomplish research and engage in research cooperation meeting high international standards,
- Contribute to boost the international recognition of the research of the Department,
- Engage in external fundraising to increase funds for the Department,
- Play a role in developing the educational programmes of the Department,
- Contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the Department,
- Participate in the Department’s communication with the broader public,
- Take responsibility for the long-term well-being of the department and RUC at large,
- Actively contribute to the research environment by a visible and physical presence at ISE, and
- Promote RUC’s academic reputation.
Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:
- Research profile within public administration and politics
- Documented research production at an international level, including publications in the field’s recognized journals/publishing houses.
- Teaching experience within the field of public administration and politics
- Experience using advanced social science methods in own research
- A keen interest and experience in project-based teaching and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment.
Moreover, the ideal candidate shall 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(s), and the ability to develop the research field
- Scientific production beyond the contribution from the PhD at an international level
- Teaching qualifications, experience with project-based learning, and interdisciplinary teaching experience
- The ability to attract external funds for research
- The ability to promote and utilise research results
- The 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Deputy Head of Department Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 / email@example.com
Terms of employment
The employment is 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.