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Associate professorship in the histories of the League of Nations and European integration in the 20th and 21st centuries

The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a time limited associate professorship in histories of the League of Nations and European integration from 1 June 2020 until 31 August 2021.

The position is co-funded by the Saxo Institute and the DFF project: The League of Nations and International Law, 1919-1945 (

The Saxo Institute provides education and research within the fields of Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, History and Greek and Latin.

Job content
The Applicants’ research time must be used in the research project: The League of Nations and International Law, 1919-1945 ( funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Applicants must therefore document research qualifications in the history of the League of Nations, but also in global history and the history of European integration.

The applicant's research must document a thorough empirical anchoring, a high level of theoretical and methodological reflection as well as originality and the ability to conduct innovative research.

The successful candidate is expected to take part in the activities of the institute and to be willing to engage in interdisciplinary and cross institutional cooperation. The successful applicant must be prepared to teach in Global history, the history of European integration in the 19th, 20th and 21st century and the social science module for historians.

We want to employ an applicant who has a talent for and an interest in cooperation and coordination among colleagues in connection with research, teaching and administration. Applicants are encouraged to account for the experience they may have with cooperation, organization and leadership inside as well as outside of academia.

The associate professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.

Qualification requirements
Applicants for associate professorships must have qualifications corresponding to at least the level attained on successful completion of a tenure track assistant professorship. They must be able to document the following:

  • A minimum of four peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, at least one of them at level two (The Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI)); or a monograph as well as two articles, at least one of them at level two; or similar publications
  • Advanced teaching qualifications: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme (or equivalent experience) and a teaching portfolio that documents varied pedagogical/didactic practice (both class instruction and individual or collective supervision) See also Educational Charter at
  • Well thought-out research and teaching plans. The research plans must include considerations concerning external dissemination activities and social impact. The teaching plans must include considerations concerning how the applicant intends to maintain and develop their pedagogical/didactic competencies.
  • Participation in relevant and strong Danish and international academic networks, preferably in both research and teaching.
  • Good citizenship: interest in and commitment to the maintenance and enhancement of a collegiate community and an academic environment in which approaches to educational questions, the development of research and external contacts are based on solidarity.
All of the above mentioned criteria must be met. It is also an advantage if applicants have experience of obtaining external funding, alone or together with colleagues.

The criteria can be found here:

When appointing a candidate to the post as associate professor, we stress that the applicant must have research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successful employment as an assistant professor.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants’ qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics as in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. In addition, applicants with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:

Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.

For further details about the qualification requirements for associate professors, please refer to the job structure for academic staff 2019 (only in Danish):

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Morten Rasmussen

Submit the application in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please note that each field in the application form must only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.

Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • Application letter/cover letter
  • CV
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for how the applicant intends to contribute to the DFF project: The League of Nations and International Law, 1919-1945 (
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching). For more information regarding the expected contents of the teaching portfolio, applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen (
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least three must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 5.
Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish will be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, academic officer Rikke Dall,, please refer to ID number 211-0201/20-2E.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 39,000 (EUR 5,218) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see:

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad,

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. See:,


UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2020 at 23:59 CET.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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