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Humanist Archives: Jan. 29, 2022, 4:07 a.m. Humanist 35.501 - asst professorship (Southern Denmark)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 501.
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        Date: 2022-01-28 09:05:58+00:00
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        Subject: Job opening: DIAS Assistant Professor in Humanistic aspects of ICT at University of Southern Denmark

DIAS Assistant Professor in Humanistic aspects of ICT

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Design and
Communication seek an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant
Professor level in the field of Humanistic aspects of ICT.

The position is a joint position at DIAS<> and the
Department of Design and Communication. Starts August 1, 2022 or as soon as
possible thereafter. The department resides at the University of Southern
Denmark’s campus in Kolding. The place of employment is campus Kolding, but the
successful candidate is expected to be at the DIAS in Odense on a weekly basis.

The appointment is a unique position for the highly ambitious “rising star” that
is looking for a long-term position in a very strong interdisciplinary
environment, permitting the candidate to pursue ideas with groundbreaking
potential. The position runs for four years followed by the possibility for a
subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor - this extension
will be based on an evaluation procedure. Note that teaching obligations will be
reduced in this position compared to a regular Assistant Professor position at

The candidate will have two affiliations and is anticipated to contribute
actively to both environments


DIAS aims to inspire groundbreaking ideas through the meeting of minds across
the sciences and humanities. There is a strong focus on talent development of
young researchers who work on game changing ideas.  So far, 18 DIAS Fellows from
five faculties are gathered here, and the applicant will become one of them.
Eminent academics are appointed as chairs and senior fellows, and in that
capacity form the backbone of DIAS as they catalyze activities within their

Thus, DIAS offers an interdisciplinary research environment, where you will
interact with the strongest researchers from the five faculties at University of
Southern Denmark. Furthermore, DIAS offers substantial support in applications
for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding
schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

More information about DIAS activities can be found at www.danish-<>.

Humanistic aspects of ICT

We welcome applicants working with humanistic aspects of ICT, broadly conceived.
Applicants should have an interdisciplinary orientation and an expressed
interest in participating in the cross-disciplinary cooperation at the

The Department for Design and Communication hosts a Center for Computational
Thinking, in collaboration with Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Special focus areas for the center are design for learning computational
thinking; computational thinking (analogue, embodied, and digital), modelling,
and visualization within the humanities; and computational thinking through
“computational things” (physical ICT). The successful applicant is expected to
be affiliated with this center.

It is a requirement for the position that the applicant should have documented
research qualifications within humanistic aspects of ICT. Programming skills are
welcomed but not required.

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong
record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to
excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of relevant
research units at the department as well as contribute to the interdisciplinary
research in DIAS.

For further information please contact Professor Nina Bonderup Dohn
(<>) or Dean of The Faculty of Humanities, Simon
Møberg Torp (<>).

For more informal information about the DIAS institution and life as a DIAS
Fellow, please contact DIAS Fellow of Science, Benjamin Jäger (<> )

If you are not a Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the
electronic application form via the English website in order to receive further
information in English.

Application, salary, 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). Please check links for more information about salary<https://www.>
and taxation<

To qualify for the position as assistant professor you must have completed a PhD
degree by the application deadline.

An application must include:

  *   Application letter
  *   Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  *   Certificates/Diplomas. Please always include a copy of original
  *   Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching
  *   Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most
relevant for the position
  *   Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for
each publication.
  *   Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international
researchers which should be submitted directly by the references to
mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And
please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
  *   Research and publication plan for the next three years, including
description of the synergy with the department as well as interdisciplinarity in

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English, German or one of the
Scandinavian languages. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each
box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". To
English speaking applicants, please make sure to enter the electronic
application form via the English website in order to receive further information
in English. We strongly recommend that you read How to
apply<> before you apply.

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

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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 and DIAS wish our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal

SDU was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of
whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study
programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences,
health sciences, and engineering.

Send application
Deadline 2022-Feb-24

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Humanities by completing the application

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