Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities
The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University (UCPH), Denmark, invites applicants for one or more tenure-track assistant professorships in Environmental Humanities to be filled by the 1st of September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Saxo Institute seeks an outstanding researcher to fill a position in Environmental Humanities at assistant professorial level, to be based at the Institute’s soon-to-be-established Centre for Sustainable Futures. We seek a strong candidate with a dynamic international profile in the field of either history or ethnology (or related disciplines), who can document an impressive track record of humanities research on questions relating to the environment, climate or sustainability. The successful applicant will present an original and compelling research plan for the six-year tenure-track period, and will be expected to play an active role in developing the Centre for Sustainable Futures. Documented experience in cultivating international research networks, involvement in collaborative research initiatives, and developing grant applications would therefore be a distinct advantage. The assistant professorship will also be connected to the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs in either history or ethnology/applied cultural analysis. It is therefore a requirement that the successful applicant is qualified to teach in one or more of these disciplines, as well as contribute to cross-disciplinary teaching initiatives under the auspices of the Centre for Sustainable Futures.
The Saxo Institute is dedicated to the study of human societies past and present, with degree programs ranging from History to Ethnology, Archeology, Classical Languages and Migration Studies. With some 1400 students and a staff of 100 employees, the Institute offers a variety of research and library facilities, servicing a vibrant community of tenured scholars, graduate students, visiting researchers and externally funded projects. The institute also hosts a range of leading research centres and externally funded research projects.
A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors, and will be expected to take part in all the activities of the Institute, including administrative tasks.
Approximately six months before the end of the six-year tenure-track period, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.