Jobs
Professor of Ancient Greek or Byzantine Literature

Deadline:
March 1, 2020
Area:
Humanities, Byzantine History, Ancient History
Institution:
Syddansk Universitet / University of Southern Denmark
Location:
Odense, Denmark
URL:
https://www.sdu.dk

The position forms part of the Centre for Excellence, Centre for Medieval Literature (CML), and of the study programme of Classics.

CML is an interdisciplinary center (at SDU and the University of York) that seeks to formulate theoretical and practical frames for studying medieval literatures on a European rather than a national or single-language basis. The Centre comprises research groups with representatives from many European literatures as well as history and art history.
The research profile for the professorship can fall within any period or speciality of Ancient Greek or Byzantine literature. It will count as a strength if the candidate crosses several periods and / or genres and themes, and has a research record which documents comparative interests looking towards other literatures or intellectual traditions. The successful candidate is expected to lead international research groups and to be a key force in promoting and developing the field of Ancient Greek or Byzantine Literature within the larger research programme of CML.

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD, have a substantial and high-level publication record beyond the speciality of the PhD and be able to document an international profile within collaboration, conference initiatives, invited talks, as well as a record of obtaining external funding.

Teaching responsibilities for the position relate to the programme in Classics (Oldtidskundskab) and possibly also to that of Comparative Literature. Teaching experience in Classics, Ancient Greek or Byzantine literature is required as well as a university teacher training certificate. Teaching may also relate to the programme for a minor in Latin, and competence and teaching experience in Latin will therefore also count as a strength. Depending on the experience of supervision (MA, PhD, Postdoc), a supervision training certificate must also be taken within 2 years of employment.
The professor appointed will be expected to have a visible profile at the Department of History and participate actively in the teaching and research environment.
For further information please contact professor Lars Boje Mortensen, phone +45 22 97 12 41, email: labo@sdu.dk

Application, salary, and condition of employment etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019. (the document only exists in Danish).

Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programs.

An application must include:

Application letter Curriculum vitae Diplomas/Certificates Teaching portfolio (please see below) List of publications indicating the publications attached A maximum of 9 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.
Applicants for a professorship at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be assessed.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”, and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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