Tenure track Assistant Professor in Political economy and Comparative welfare studies

    Tenure track Assistant Professor in Political economy and Comparative welfare studies

    Tenure track Assistant Professor in Comparative political economy and/or Comparative welfare studies, in the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Aug 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionTenure track Assistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Political economy
    – Comparative welfare studies
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Political Science and Public Management
    University of Southern Denmark
    Contract Period6 Years
    Starting dateJune 01, 2022


    The tenure-track assistant professor is expected to transition into an associate professor position no later than 6 years after being employed in the tenure track. Transition can take place sooner. The transition requires a positive assessment conducted by a formally approved assessment committee, consisting of a chair appointed by the University of Southern Denmark and two external committee members (researchers with relevant qualifications) approved by the dean, the academic council and the tenure-track committee of the university. For more information see details on Danish tenure track employment below.

    Applicants are expected to have good interpersonal skills and dedicated to taking part in the everyday academic and social environment at the department. Within a three-year period, foreign applicants are expected to master the Danish language at a level which enables reading Danish exam papers and administrative documents. The department offers free language classes and a reduction in workload to support non-Danish speaking employees.


    • A well-described research profile aligned with the strategy of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies
    • An excellent research trajectory documented by high quality publications and an ambitious publication strategy
    • Experience in university-level teaching knowledge exchange (documented)
    • Document the ability to engage in professional networks and international research cooperation

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • Conduct and publish research on political economy and/or comparative welfare studies at a high international level in areas of relevance to the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies
    • Conduct teaching and supervision within the department’s entire portfolio of study programmes, including the full-time political science programme
    • Perform research-related tasks such as taking active part in developing the research collectively by e.g. support the development of research projects within the group, seeking external funding, engaging in knowledge exchange activities with the surrounding society, outreach activities, and co-supervision of PhD students

    How to Apply?

    • Applications must be submitted electronically no later than August 15, 2021 using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
    • Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

    Read the guideline for the applicants

    Documents Required

    • Detailed CV
    • An elaborated research plan (max 3 pages) for the next 5 years that describes:
      • Potential to advance the field (both empirically and theoretically)
      • Publication strategy
      • Relationships to the aim and goals of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies
      • Planned national and international collaborations
      • Potential of obtaining external funding
    • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
    • Teaching portfolio (please see below)
    • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
    • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. NOTE: If publications have been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.

    About Research project

    The successful applicant(s) will be affiliated with the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS). DaWS is a cross-disciplinary research center focusing especially on the development and reform of welfare states, outcomes and effects of welfare policies, and welfare state institutions. The research group covers a broad range of policy fields and methods, sharing interest in topics such as inequality and political dynamics of welfare and public policies. Established in 2005, DaWS is an internationally recognized and dynamic research group. We emphasize scientific curiosity, high-quality research on topics of high societal relevance, and team spirit.

    About Department of Political Science and Public Management

    The successful candidate is expected to support the department’s strategic objectives: excellence in research, high-quality teaching, and societal impact. The Department of Political Science and Public Management values a diversity of competences and academic profiles, and applicants must present a clear academic profile. By academic profile we understand the combined quality of research, teaching and societal engagement. For more information about the department and its strategy, please visit the website.


    Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.


    Director of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies, Professor Klaus Petersen
    Email: klaus.petersen@sdu.dk

    Head of Department, Signe Pihl-Thingvad
    Email: ssp@sam.sdu.dk.

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    Assistant Professorship (tenure track) in comparative political economy and/or comparative welfare studies

    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday August 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)