2 Assistant professor jobs in Educational sociology

    2 Assistant professor jobs in Educational sociology

    2 Assistant professor or associate professor jobs available in educational sociology, in the School of Education at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Two assistant/associate professorships in educational sociology

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 07, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Assistant / Associate professor jobs

    No. of Position(s)


    Research area



    According to Standard Norms


    Department of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies

    Contract period

    Assistant professors 3 Years
    Associate professors
    Permanent position


    Niels Rosendal Jensen
    Associate professor
    Phone: +4587163709
    Email: nrj@edu.au.dk

    Arts Administrative Centre – HR, AR, Emdrup
    Phone: +4587151737
    Email: emply.ar.hr@au.dk


    Applicants applying for an assistant professorship must have a PhD or the equivalent in sociology of education or related fields, and must be able to document:

    • Substantial research experience 
    • A relevant and internationally oriented publication profile
    • Experience of or interest in phenomena like social inequality and social mobility
    • Experience of or interest in school development and/or teacher education
    • Teaching experience at university level within the field of sociology of education (e.g. socialisation, social inequality or social pedagogy)
    • Experience of or interest in interdisciplinary teaching including innovative teaching methods
    • Experience of or interest in supervising student projects and interest in researcher talent development.

    Applicants applying for an associate professorship must have a PhD or the equivalent in sociology of education, educational sciences or related fields, as well as research and teaching qualifications equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship, and must also be able to document:

    • Substantial research experience
    • Skills in empirical research
    • An internationally oriented research profile
    • A strong, relevant international publication profile
    • Participation in national and international research networks
    • Experience of participation in collective research projects

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE mentioned above.

    Documents required

    The application must outline the applicant’s motivation for applying for the position, attaching

    • A curriculum vitae
    • A teaching portfolio
    • A complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production (mandatory). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The positions will be affiliated with the Department of Educational Sociology, which is responsible for the Master’s degree programme in educational sociology. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to this programme in a teaching and a supervisory capacity.

    The Department of Educational Sociology aims to be at the forefront of research in fields such as social pedagogy, stratification, mobility and transitions as well as teacher education. The successful applicants will therefore join a thriving research community and are expected to contribute to ongoing research activities through participation in meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. In particular, the successful applicants should be able to contribute to the further development of the department by applying quantitative methods in the field of educational sociology.

    The successful applicants should be able to document research qualifications within the field of educational sociology and quantitative research methods or mixed methods with strong quantitative qualifications.


    In relation to research activity, the following will be regarded as a further advantage:

    • Experience of preparing and carrying out mixed-methods research with emphasis on the quantitative side
    • Experience of preparing and carrying out qualitative research design
    • Experience of carrying out qualitative analysis with the use of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS)
    • Experience of participation in research teams using and developing qualitative and quantitative methods in combination.

    In relation to research in the field of educational sociology, the following will be regarded as a further advantage:

    • Research with a focus on social inequality in education and social mobility
    • Research in school development related to pupils’ well-being and learning
    • Research related to the teacher profession and in particular teacher education
    • Documentation of the ability to collaborate and form part of an enthusiastic cross-disciplinary research environment and teams of researchers and teachers
    • Experience of or the potential for the acquisition and execution of externally funded research projects at both national and international level.

    International applicants

    International applicants are encouraged to visit https://international.au.dk/research/researcher-positions/workingconditions/ for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. You can find further information about the taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by Aarhus University here: Taxation when working or conducting research at Aarhus University (au.dk)


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