Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Higher Education

Roskilde (DK)
11 Oct 2017
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10 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Higher Education 

Roskilde University in Denmark is a progressive university with an alternative approach. We offer interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and 50% of learning activities entail problem-based project-work.

The university is member of the Critical Edge Alliance, which comprises universities from across the world, who are committed to progressive and socially engaged higher education. 

The university now invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Higher Education from February 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Teaching and service duties lie in the University’s central Unit for Academic Development. The Unit offers development opportunities for academic staff in the areas of teaching & learning, educational leadership, research communication, and research leadership. A central offering is the Certificate of University Teaching and Learning program. For more information on the Unit, see

Responsibilities and tasks

The Assistant Professor/Associate Professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication and attracting external research income, and research-based teaching within university pedagogy including the Certificate of University Teaching and Learning program. It is expected that the appointee will contribute to the development of the recently established research group ‘Critical University Studies’

The successful candidate to the position is expected to:

  • Conduct research, including publishing, meeting high international standards within the field of Higher Education and partake as an active member of the research group Critical University Studies including extending its internal and external reach
  • Undertake teaching in university pedagogy and actively develop existing and new offerings within teaching & learning for academic staff
  • Work closely with departments and programs to support their pedagogical work
  • Contribute to various university-wide projects where pedagogical expertise is required
  • Contribute to the internal and external promotion of problem-oriented project-based pedagogy  

Required qualifications, skills and experiences 

Applicants must hold a PhD degree within Education studies or equivalent. Documented qualifications or experiences in the following areas are required:

  • Designing and conducting research projects and producing research outputs in internationally well-regarded relevant outlets
  • Academic service, e.g. peer review, editorship, organizing conferences, etc.
  • Experience in teacher education and/or development, including the development of existing and new courses or offerings
  • Teaching in English

For the position as Associate Professor, the following is required in addition:

  • Experience with external grant applications and/or other fundraising
  • Extensive academic service preferably at an international level
  • A Certificate of University Teaching and Learning or equivalent

Documented qualifications and experiences in the following areas are desirable: 

  • Expertise in problem-based learning
  • Experience with using ICTs in university education
  • An interdisciplinary profile

The appointee is required to be enterprising, to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the Unit’s daily activities. 


In the assessment of applications the above mentioned required and desirable qualifications and skills will be used as criteria. 


For further information about the position, please contact Director of the Unit for Academic Development Professor Eva Bendix Petersen on email or telephone (+45) 46742536 

Terms of employment

The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. 
Read more about the recruitment process at Roskilde University 


To apply for the position click on the button ’Apply for vacancy here’ below the job advertisement at RUC's homepage.

Applications must be in English. 

Applications must include:
1.    Cover letter, please indicate if you are applying as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
2.    CV
3.    Documentation of education (diplomas)
4.    Teaching portfolio.
5.    A complete list of publications.
6.    A brief description of how you meet the essential and desired requirements, including a section on your planned research activities for the next 5 years (2-3 pages).
7.    A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment. 

Please submit your application no later than November 16, 2017. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 
Roskilde University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.