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Director of the Grundtvig Study Centre, School of Culture and Society 969058

The School of Culture and Society invites applications for the position of Director of the Grundtvig Study Centre (

This is a permanent, full-time position (37 hours per week) starting on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The director will be categorised either as a senior consultant (an administrative officer), or as a member of academic staff (an associate professor or professor). Applicants are asked to state which of these two categories they are applying for.

The position
The director will have general responsibility for the Grundtvig Study Centre ( The main tasks of the centre involve publishing a digital edition of Grundtvig’s works (http://www.grundtvigsvæ (http://www.grundtvigsvæ, researching into these works and their historical impact, and presenting them to the general public. The Grundtvig Study Centre was established in 2009 and currently has a staff of 15 plus four student assistants. The publication of Grundtvig’s works will be complete in the year 2030.

The director’s main task is to manage the centre and ensure that a digital edition of Grundtvig’s works is published by the agreed deadline and with the agreed quality. We expect this task to be combined with other tasks such as publication, research, research development and/or the presentation of research results.

Applicants are asked to present their visions for the centre as well as their ideas about how they would develop the centre. Applicants should also indicate which of the tasks listed above they would combine with their managerial tasks.

The Grundtvig Study Centre is based in both Aarhus and Copenhagen, so the successful applicant should expect a certain amount of travel between the two cities.

Competences and qualifications
We are looking for someone with a PhD in theology or the humanities, as well as proven competences in several of the following areas:

  • Management experience – including HR management and research management
  • Experience as an active Grundtvig researcher, or alternatively good insight into this research area
  • Experience of publication, or alternatively good insight into this area
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience of external research applications
  • Experience of international research networks
  • Experience of how to present research
  • Insight into or experience of digital tools within the field of research in the humanities.

We expect to hold job interviews immediately before the summer holiday.

Applicants for associate professorships or professorships can upload up to eight academic publications for academic assessment, as well as a list of publications.

Applicants for the position of senior consultant should not expect any academic publications that they upload to be subjected to academic assessment.

If you have any questions, please address them to Bjarke Paarup, Head of the School of Culture and Society: (, tel. (+45) 40 13 39 09.

For further information about applications, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn: (

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

  • Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order) (
  • Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (
  • Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines (
  • The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a complete list of published works and copies of degree certificates. Applicants for associate professorships or professorships should also attach examples of their academic work (a maximum of eight works). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

In the absence of any statement to the contrary, applications must be submitted in English.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

All applications must be made online and received by: 19.04.2018

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.

With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

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