Tenure Track assistant professor in Modern Turkish history, Society, and Culture

    Tenure Track assistant professor in Modern Turkish history, Society, and Culture

    Tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Turkish history, Society, and Culture, in the Department of Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University (UCPH), Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 21, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionTenure-track assistant professorship
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Modern Turkish history
    – Society, and culture
    SalaryDKK 34,622,56 / Month
    WorkplaceDepartment of Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
    Faculty of Humanities
    Copenhagen University (UCPH)
    Contract Period6 Years
    Starting dateJan 01, 2022


    Appointment as an assistant professor requires research qualifications corresponding at least to what can be achieved through satisfactorily completed PhD degree programme within the subject area.

    The successful applicant is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of modern Turkish history, society and culture. She or he must have a command of the Turkish language and an interest in Turkish literature. Insight into Ottoman history will be an advantage


    The applicant is also expected to teach or co-teach courses with colleagues in one or more of the department’s general and cross-cultural courses to establish co-operation with one or more of the department’s other areas of studies.

    The applicant is expected to provide a statement of his/her academic and pedagogical approaches to university teaching.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate post will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

    Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor. 

    Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage: https://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/.

    Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies works with languages, cultures, religion and society, primarily in the world outside Western Europe and the US. Cross-cultural competences and knowledge of the complexity of the world are of vital importance in the globalized world – politically, economically, and culturally.

    The Middle East section is an area studies based section consisting of four language disciplines, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish combined in one study programme, “Middle Eastern language and society”, in which both language courses and content courses in the Arabic speaking countries, Iran, Israel and Turkish are offered.

    How to Apply?

    Please click on the “Apply online” icon at the top of the page.

    Documents Required

    The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

    • Application letter/cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email address, telephone number and list of referees (maximum five names). The Curriculum vitae should be of maximum 5 pages and should reflect the six overall UCPH criteria mentioned above.
    • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
    • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with star*.
    • 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.
    • Teaching portfolio. 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 two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. At least two of these publications must have been published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed 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.


    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 34,622,56 (EUR 4,656.20) per month + 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 read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/


    Head of Department Annika Hvithamar
    E-mail: hvithamar@hum.ku.dk

    Email: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk

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    Tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern Turkish history, society, and culture, University of Copenhagen

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 (GMT+9)