JOB: Tenure-track assistant professorship in Information Science, Univ. of Copenhagen, DK

The position is to be filled by August 1, 2017, - closing date for application 28-02-2017

The Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Information Science. RSLIS offers study programs within Information Science and Cultural Communication. RSLIS is dedicated to developing the field of Information Science in new ways that will integrate the study of information with cultural and humanistic studies. For further information:

Job content

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate post will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors, and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, 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. Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage:

Qualification requirements

A successful candidate must have a strong research record within core subjects of information science, in particular information systems, information retrieval, search engines, recommender systems and/or knowledge organization.  Therefore, the successful applicant must be capable of and interested in putting the well-established information science areas into an interplay with such issues.

Applicants must have a PhD degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate teaching experience at university level. Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process (see further below).

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be taken into account. Applicants’ outreach qualifications, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Director, Professor Per Hasle, e-mail:

For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please refer to the job structure for academic staff

To read the call and proceed go to the university homepage for vacant positions: