Teaching Assistant Professor in Global Refugee Studies
Aalborg University, Department of Culture and Global Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences



At the Department of Culture and Global Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Copenhagen campus, a position as Teaching Assistant Professor in Global Refugee Studies is open for appointment from 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible after this date. The position is available for a period of 6 years.




The primary tasks of the position are research and teaching within Global Refugee Studies as well as coordination of the study programme. In terms of research, the successful applicant will be part of the research unit at Global Refugee Studies where his/her analytical focus will be on the relationship between conflict, forced (im)mobility and political and economic structures. To complement existing competencies at the unit, applicants with a specialization in one or several of the following topics will be prioritized:


  • Middle-Eastern politics
  • Diaspora theory and analysis
  • Nationalism, ethnicity and religion

In terms of teaching, the position will be associated with the Master’s specialization programme in Global Refugee Studies at the Copenhagen campus. The position may also include teaching and supervision obligations in other programmes under the School of Culture and Global Studies. Applicants who are qualified to teach within other areas of the programmes mentioned should state this in their application.


It will also be considered an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants have experience with problem-based learning, which is Aalborg University’s pedagogical model.


Research and teaching activities within Global Refugee Studies are conducted in English, and therefore applicants must submit documentation of their English capacity at a professional level.


Furthermore, it is a requirement that the applicant has practical experience with running a Master’s programme in terms of coordinating courses, supervision and promoting a study programme to future students and within the university.


In terms of personal qualities, the teaching assistant professor is expected to have strong interpersonal skills, and to be able to establish and maintain good relations with researchers and students with different cultural and political backgrounds.


The new employee will be associated with the research group in Global Refugee Studies, but may also choose to join an additional research group of his/her own choice.


Regular 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 in the Department and in the study programme. For information about the research profile of the Department etc., please consult the Department’s homepage at: www.cgs.aau.dk.

Teaching assistant professor

The position of teaching assistant professor is a permanent position with obligation to teaching and related activities within the institution's purpose. The qualification requirements for the position are a Master’s degree or a corresponding degree at equivalent level. Furthermore, a positive assessment of the applicant’s teaching qualifications is required.


The application must contain the following:

  • CV
  • Complete publication list, marking the attached publications, to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. A maximum of five publications may be attached.
  • In case the applicant attaches publications elaborated in collaboration with co-authors, a co-author statement must be enclosed, specifying the applicant’s contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications. (Guide)
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Svience and PhD)

All applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. Applicants may subsequently be summoned to an interview and/or trial lecture.


All applicants regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity are encouraged to apply.


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.


For further information regarding the academic contents of the position, please refer to Professor with special responsibilities, Steffen Jensen, mail sje@cgs.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 8313


For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Malene Steen at The Faculty Office by mail hs-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7959.


Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by the below link “Apply online”.




Appointment according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 (the Appointments Order) and the Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 13 June 2007 from The Ministry of Finance. Salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State..






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