Professorship in American Studies

Department of History invites applications for a position as Professor in American Studies. The position is available starting 1st August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Southern Denmark seeks a full professor of international reputation in the field of American Studies, with expertise in the social and cultural history of the United States. This position will be housed in the Department of History and will support the Center for American Studies, which has 150 BA majors, 50+ MA students, and several PhD students, making it one of the largest programs of its kind in northern Europe. At present there are nine full time faculty, frequently joined by a Fulbright professor.

The successful candidate should be prepared to offer intellectual leadership to a faculty that has a vigorous publication record. He or she should have extensive contacts in the field of American Studies and major publications in more than one topic area, demonstrating the breadth necessary for this position. Administrative duties and thesis supervision are compensated for by standard reductions in teaching load. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is not immediately required, but it is clearly an advantage for the successful candidate.

Further information is available from the Head of Department Martin Rheinheimer at phone: +45 6550 4201, email:

Application, salary, and condition of employment etc.
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied. Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programs. Employment shall be on the terms specified in the labour market agreement and the salary shall correspond to LR 37 (pay bracket 37) annually DKK 536.665,33 plus pension (1st April 2016 level). To this must be added a non-pension-qualifying supplement of DKK 52.935,93 (1st April 2016 level) from the executive pool.

Applications should be sent electronically via University website. Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zipfiles, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. Application and all appendices must be in English. Only material in English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

An application must include:
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Diplomas/Certifcates
• Teaching portfolio (please see below)
• Research plan including documentation for research management
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• A maximum of 9 of the most relevant publications.

Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file. Applicants for a professorship at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU. The university encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Campus: Odense Application deadline: 01/03/2017