Associate Professor in Music and Discourse Aalborg University, Department of Culture and Global Studies Denmark



At the Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, a position as Associate Professor in music and discourse is available from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Workplace: Aalborg.




The primary research obligations of the Associate Professor will be within discourse-oriented approaches to areas of relevance for Musicology and Culture studies. The research profile for this post also emphasizes studies that investigate the connections between music, discourse and identity. In this capacity, applicants must document research, and have international publications, in discourse-oriented approaches to one or more of the following topics:

  • Jazz history

  • Music genres

  • Cultural identity


The Associate Professor will be required to participate as a full member of the departmental research group Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT) and will be expected to take part in activities, as well as recruit and supervise doctoral students, within the inter-departmental doctoral programme Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies (INTERDISC).


The primary teaching obligations of the Associate Professor will be within a) the Bachelor’s programme in Musicology, with a focus on contemporary music arranging and orchestration, ethnomusicology, and aural studies, and b) also within the Bachelo’s programme in Language and International Business Communication, English, with a focus on discourse studies approaches to contemporary culture and business discourses in an international context.


Furthermore, documented experience with problem-based learning (PBL) will be considered an advantage, since PBL is essential to Aalborg University’s pedagogical model, just as applicants who are qualified to teach within other areas of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the Department should state this in their application. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach in both Danish and English.


In terms of personal qualities, the applicant is expected to have strong interpersonal skills, and to be able to establish and maintain good relations with researchers and students in an educational environment characterised by cultural diversity.


Daily attendance at the Department is required. In addition, the new employee must be prepared to participate actively in all aspects of the day-to-day activities of the Department, school and research group. For information about the research profile of the Department and more, please consult the website


Associate professorship 

An appointment as associate professor is a permanent appointment which includes an obligation to carry out research and teaching activities. To some extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University.


Applicants for the associate professorship are required to possess research qualifications at such a level as can be attained through the successful completion of a term of employment as assistant professor, researcher, postdoc or other similar positions. Applicants must document research at an international level. In addition, applicants are assumed to have received supervision and pedagogical skills development and to have obtained a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.


The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV

  • A complete publication list specifying publication types (monographs, co-authored publications, journals, etc.). All attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment must be clearly indicated in the list. No more than ten publications may be attached.

  • In case you attach joint publications, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors Template

  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications (Guide)

  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 


Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may subsequently be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.


Everyone interested is encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity.


Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.


Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Head of Study Board (Music), Associate Professor Mads Walther-Hansen, email, telephone (+45) 6167 3390. 

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Gurli Brogaard at the Faculty Office via email or telephone (+ 45) 9940 7023. Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.




Employment will be in accordance with the stipulations of the Danish Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (The Appointment Order), and the Danish Ministry of Finance's current circular on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and remuneration will be in accordance with the collective agreements for academics employed by the Danish state.







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