D-IAS Assistant Professor in Humanistic Aspects of ICT

1 Oct 2019 - 00:00

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS) seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Humanistic Aspects of ICT.

The position is sponsored by the Department of Design and Communication and starts January 1, 2019 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 D-IAS in Odense on a weekly basis.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor.

We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review. In addition, D-IAS offers the strongest possible 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.

The successful candidate should 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 the research unit as well as contribute positively to D-IAS as a whole.

D-IAS aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The D-IAS engages leading academics through its visitor program, weekly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There is a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the D-IAS as they catalyze activities within their field. More information about D-IAS activities can be found on our website www.danish-ias.dk. For further information please contact professor Nina Bonderup Dohn, Associate Chair of D-IAS, by e-mail: nina@sdu.dk. 

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 department.

The Department for Design and Communication is currently establishing 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).

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. For further information please contact Professor Nina Bonderup Dohn (nina@sdu.dk) or Dean of The Faculty of Humanities, Simon Møberg Torp (torp@sdu.dk). 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). Teaching obligations will be reduced, compared to a regular assistant professor position at SDU. 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
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • 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.
    • For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers which should be submitted directly by the references to raabe@sdu.dk 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

Application and all appendices must be in English. 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. 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. If the assessment committee decides to use shortlisting, the applicants who are not shortlisted will not receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”. 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

D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

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