Associate Professor in the Study of Religions

WorkplaceOdense, Syddanmark, Denmark

The Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a position as associate professor of the Study of Religions to be filled by August 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D.-degree in the humanities-based study of religion and document further additional, substantial research and teaching expertise in the Study of Religions. Applicants must document their research and teaching expertise in a field of specialization as well as good qualifications in teaching other fields than their field of specialization, and they must be ready to teach courses in additional disciplines of the Study of Religions, as relevant to the BA and MA curricula of the Study of Religions section. The successful applicant must have good social skills and they are expected to take an active part in the life of the section of the Study of Religions, including various forms of administration, research collaboration, course development and the like. Applicants must be able to teach courses in the fall of 2022.

Application, salary and conditions of employment, etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

If the successful applicant has not documented teaching experience corresponding to assistant professor level, the applicant will be employed on trial for the first 18 months. 

An application must include: 

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas/Certificates
  • Teaching portfolio (please see below)
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • A maximum of 6 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file 

Applicants for an associate professorship at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here . 

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.  We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.  

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link "apply online" and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information " How to apply " before applying. 

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU .

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application deadline:
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2189094.