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Associate professorship in Egyptology

Associate professorship in Egyptology


The University of Copenhagen invites applications for a one-year teaching and research appointment in Egyptology at the Visiting Associate Professor level. The full-time position in The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies begins in September 1, 2017, and includes full benefits.


The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies is concerned with those cultures, languages, religions and societies that lie outside Western Europe and North America. Information about the department may be found at

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The department seeks a person with documented research and teaching qualifications within the following Egyptological subjects: Egyptian philology, history, and culture. The candidate will be expected to teach in English.

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; 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.


  • 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 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. Applicants with documentation of excellent teaching skills including experience with development of teaching and with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.


For further details about the qualification requirements for associate professors, please refer to the job structure for academic staff:


For further information about the post, please contact the director of the institute, Prof. Ingolf Thuesen, e-mail:




Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format. ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.


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


Please 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 the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).
  • 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.


All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.


Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Dean 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 and Personnel Officer Mette Christensen, e-mail:


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 38,000 (EUR 5,067) + 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 23:59 CET, 18 June 2017.


Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.





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Mette Christensen


Ansøgningsfrist: 18-06-2017
Ansættelsesform: Tidsbegrænset periode
Ansættelsesdato: 01-09-2017
Afdeling/Sted: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier

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