Professorship in science studies
Centre for Science Studies, University of Aarhus
Job category – Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS – history of science, history of technology, or history of mathematics; philosophy of science; science communication
AOS categories – Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science
Workload – Full time
Vacancies – 1
Location – Aarhus, Central Jutland, Denmark
Start date – Expected starting date of February 2019
Professorship in science studies
The Centre for Science Studies invites applications for the position of full professor with an expected starting date of February 2019. We seek applicants with academic expertise in either one or several of the following areas: history of science, history of technology, or history of mathematics; philosophy of science; science communication; or related areas.
The Centre seeks to strengthen its research by attracting excellent researchers. The successful candidate is expected to take an active interest in developing the research profile of the Centre in collaboration with the other staff members. This includes applying for external research funding.
The Centre is part of the Department of Mathematics under the Faculty of Science and Technology. Its staff members teach philosophy of science courses to the Faculty’s bachelor students and has its own Master’s Program in science studies. The appointee in collaboration with the other staff members will be expected to take shared responsibility for the Centre’s teaching duties.
Moreover, the appointee will be expected to participate in all aspects of the Centre’s activities and to be present on a daily basis.
For further information please contact Head of Department Jacob Schach Møller, tel. +45 87155721, email: [email protected]
Letters of reference may be sent directly by referees to [email protected] no later than 8, june 2018 with the candidate’s name clearly stated in the subject field.
Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark.
The Centre for Science Studies ranks as one of the major centers for the history and philosophy of science, technology, and mathematics in Europe. For more information about the Centre, please see: www.css.au.dk/en. With 27 departments and approximately 45.000 students, Aarhus University (AU) is one of the largest and leading universities in Denmark.
Aarhus is located on the eastern shore of the Jutland peninsula. With about 300,000 inhabitants, it is the second biggest city in Denmark. More than 50,000 students live in the city, which means that Aarhus is a young and vibrant city. Aarhus’ history goes back to the Viking Age. Today, the city not only offers numerous historical sites, but many internationally renowned cultural institutions.
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish).
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
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All applications must be made online and received by 8 June 2018
Please apply online here
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 40,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 860 million Learn more at www.au.dk/en.
How to apply
Web address to apply
June 8, 2018, 11:59pm CET