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Assistant Professor in Global Political Economy

The Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as assistant professor in Global Political Economy from August 1 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to 3 years.

ISE calls for an assistant professor to join our vibrant, interdisciplinary International Studies research community. The applicant must be skilled and committed to develop our research and teaching in global political economy as it pertains to climate change, finance, labour and/or natural resources. We seek a person who will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department by engaging in novel research, in high quality teaching, and by taking part in the academic activities of the Department.

ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on political science, economics, anthropology, business studies, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. The Department hosts an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. Researchers at ISE emphasise research methodologies and share a commitment to understanding society and businesses in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. We produce research at the highest international level that feeds into our educational programmes and leverages into social, economic and political change. Research at the Department is organised into research groups. In one of these groups, we expect the successful candidate to work closely with colleagues trained as for instance sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, or economists. Read more about the research groups here.

Responsibilities and tasks
We expect our new assistant professor to develop a field of expertise by adding new significant elements to the doctoral thesis and to publish in leading journals within the relevant field. We further expect you to contribute to the research culture in the department (academic citizenship). Your daily work will primarily include research and research-based classroom teaching and project supervision with associated examination obligations within International Studies at BA level and Global Studies at MA level and in one or both of our Social Science BA programmes. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society including participation in the public debate.

The position entails an obligatory educational training programme that will give you pedagogical and didactic tools as well as familiarize you with the educational model of the University of Roskilde called Problem-oriented project learning (PPL).

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Develop a field of expertise beyond the scope of the doctoral thesis
  • Accomplish research meeting international standards
  • Contribute to the development of the research profile of the department
  • Actively work with pedagogical development
  • Contribute to the long-term well-being of the department
  • Perform minor administrative tasks
  • Complete the educational training programme for assistant professors at Roskilde University

Applicants must hold a relevant social science PhD degree. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:
  • Documented research qualifications within Global Political Economy
  • Teaching experience at bachelor and master level within Global Political Economy
  • Strong methodological skills
  • Experience with teaching at an interdisciplinary educational program
  • Teaching experience with a problem-oriented approach

The ideal candidate shall furthermore be enterprising and possess good communication skills and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Ability to teach in Danish is a potential asset. Selected applicants who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the university. At the time of appointment, selected applicants must master English for academic purposes. Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) here.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
  • Research topic
  • Scientific production at an international level
  • Research prospective and the ability to promote and utilise research results
  • Experience in teaching and education
  • Other academic experience e.g. from organizing research conferences or seminars
  • Ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation,

For further information about the position, please contact Dean of Social Sciences Peter Kragelund on tel. (+45) 4674 3335 / or Associate Dean for Education Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 /

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time and you will refer to the Dean of Social Sciences, Peter Kragelund. The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


To apply for the position go to

Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Documentation of education

4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)

5. A complete list of publications

6. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

Please submit your application no later than May 1, 2021.

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.


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