The Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more full professorship(s) in public policy and/or political behavior as of March 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.
The Department of Political Science and Public Management is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. It is organized around five sections and several cross-disciplinary research centres. Currently, the department employs around 90 people and attracts 2,000 students in its various full-time bachelor and master programmes as well as part-time professional master programmes. For a detailed description of the department’s profile and activities, please see the website.
The successful applicant(s) will be affiliated with the Welfare Studies and Public Policy Section and/or the Public Administration Section. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the strategies of the relevant units and with the departments’ Scholarly Qualification Matrix.
In his or her tenure as full professor, the successful applicant(s) is/are expected to:
We expect the successful candidate(s) to support the department in realizing its two overarching strategic objectives: First, we strive to produce original ideas through high-quality and pioneering research. Second, we want to address major societal challenges and to exchange knowledge with society through high-quality study programmes and genuine engagement with societal actors and the wider public. Professors are expected to play a leading role addressing both ambitions. Consequently, we expect applicants to document either a) good results with inter-disciplinary research, b) strong pedagogical leadership or c) the ability to engage and interact with relevant stakeholders in order to solve societal problems.
The department values a diversity of competences and academic profiles, and thus applicants must present a clear academic profile. By academic profile, we understand the combined quality of research, teaching and societal engagement. In addition, we expect the applicants to have a strong international research profile and experience in developing research agendas or major collaborative projects. Applicants should have a sustained and sizable research output in international and peer-reviewed outlets – in this regard, volume counts but we give priority to quality. Moreover, a track record of coordinating national and international networks, and experience in acquiring external research grants is expected.
The applicants’ teaching qualifications are important. Solid experience and good results with teaching and supervision at all levels, including the PhD level, are expected. Likewise, the successful candidate(s) must have experience and positive results with study programme development and/or management. Applicants must also document how they conscientiously and systematically work with the connection between academic content and applied forms of teaching and evaluation and how they develop their pedagogical competences on a regular basis.
It is important to us that applicants have good interpersonal skills and are dedicated to taking part in the everyday academic and social environment at the department. Such engagement can be documented by e.g. past engagement in administrative and managerial tasks and by active mentorships of junior colleagues. Within a three-year period, foreign appointees are expected to master the Danish language at a level which enables reading Danish exam papers and administrative documents.
The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
For further information, please contact Head of Department Christian Elmelund-Præstekær
Application, salary, etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
An application must include:
All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
Applicants applying for a professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here.
Applications’ qualifications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.
When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Dean who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete a series of job interviews with especially promising applicants. On the basis of the applications, the written assessments, the job interviews, and a deliberation within the appointments committee, the Dean determines which candidate(s) will be offered the position.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
01 september 2017