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Professor of Working Life Studies (PMSO)

Roskilde Universitet

Roskilde, Midtsjælland

Indrykket
15-01-2020
Kontakt
Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
4000
Roskilde
Tlf
46742000
Praktisk information
Oprettet
15-01-2020
Udløber
22-01-2020
Kviknummer
330141414
Jobtype
Fuldtid
Arbejdsområde
Forskning og undervisning
Stillingsbetegnelse
Professor
Erfaringer - I højere grad
Ikke angivet (Undervisning og pædagogik), Ikke angivet (Forskning og udvikling), Ikke angivet (Ingeniør og naturvidenskab)
Sprog
Dansk Læse/ tale

Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as professor with special responsibilities (MSO) of Working Life Studies with special focus on new forms of governance and technologies in relation to welfare professionals and working life from April 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as professor (MSO) is limited to 5 years with possible prolongation for another 3-year period.

The Department produces research at a high international level that feeds into our educational programmes, while simultaneously leveraging research to impact human, social and ecological sustainability. A realization of this objective requires that research and educational activities are based on openness to the outside world, collaboration, inclusiveness and knowledge sharing.

The professor’s duties will include research and research-based teaching and supervision predominantly in the Working Life Studies programme and The Doctoral School of People and Technology. The professor is expected to develop research within the field of working life and strengthen research collaboration in the Working Life research group.

The Working Life Group at Department of People and Technology carries out interdisciplinary research within the social sciences and humanities with focus on transformations of modern work and consequences for working life. The group represents a combination of sociological, social psychologist and educational approaches, and its research focus at topics as e.g. boundaryless work, precarious work, social acceleration and platform economy, with an interest for meaning, subjectivity, professionalism, working environment and wellbeing. A common characteristic is a strong empirical foundation, which supports dialogue with the practice field and an aim to support innovation and sustainable change in dialogue with society.

Read more about Working Life Studies at Roskilde University (RUC) at https://ruc.dk/kandidat/uddannelser/16

Responsibilities and tasks
The Professor MSO’s main tasks is to develop the field of research and to undertake research and research-based teaching within the field of research.

The professor is expected to maintain a significant record of publications, to inspire research accomplishment and to build a research culture within the research group. You will also be expected to secure external research funding, and engage in research networks. You will be required to teach, supervise and assess students at BSc and MSc levels as well as PhD students. This also implies developing the field in relation to teaching. As professor, you will be required to participate in post-doctoral training and be responsible for the supervision of assistant professors as well as take part in academic assessments. The position also requires share of knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in public debate.
Finally, you will be expected to contribute to management and leadership through engagement in the Department.

The ideal candidate is expected to;

  • conduct research meeting high international standards,
  • contribute to the development of the research profile of the department,
  • play a leading role in developing the Working Life research group
  • play a role in The Doctoral School of People and Technology,
  • engage in external fundraising to increase funds for the department,
  • play an active role in developing new teaching methods,
  • take responsibility for the guidance and supervision of assistant professors and post docs,
  • take responsibility for the long-term well-being at the department,
  • contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the department and academic assessment
  • participate in the department’s communication with the broader public,
  • promote RUC’s academic reputation

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent within a field relevant for Working Life Studies. Qualifications within the following academic areas are required:
  • scientific qualifications such as an associate professor equivalent in relation to the above mentioned subject area(s).
  • an international track record of publishing in high quality journals and publishing houses
  • experienced research leadership and management and ability to develop and sustain research environments in international and national research project
  • a track record of externally financed research projects
  • significant contributions to the international recognition of research at departmental level
  • experiences from being member of external committees and boards
  • teaching qualifications and qualifications in educational development at a high level, including qualification in Problem-oriented Project Learning or similar teaching method

It is a requirement that the applicant provides evidence of a steady rate of publications, a progression in publications over time, as well as current research activity in the form of recent publications at high international level. Experience with editorial experience, citations, international networks and other research merits will be taken into account.

It is also a requirement that the applicant is enterprising, possesses good interpersonal skills and is a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Ability to teach in Danish is a great asset and successful candidates who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the University. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes. Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) here.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to;
  • original scientific production at an international level in relation to the above-mentioned field,
  • experience with providing adaptive leadership in the development of research and teaching,
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results,
  • experience in teaching and education,
  • ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation,
  • experience in securing external research funding.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact head of department Anders Siig Andersen on tel. (+45) 60201662

Terms of employment
The employment is on full time and you will refer to Head of Department, Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Commencing salary will be for professor (MSO) minimum DKK 568.086 per year (1st Octoberl 2019 level) plus pension contribution (17,1 %).
The professorship with special responsibilities (MSO) is a category where the appointment is limited to a [number (3 to 8)]-year period. On the expiry of the professorship period, the appointee is ensured employment and remuneration as an associate professor.

Application procedure
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:
  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Documentation of education
  4. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)
  5. A complete list of publications
  6. A maximum of 7 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment
    If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)
  7. A brief description of your plans for development of the academic field in regard to both research and education (2-3 pages, including a short description of how you view your qualification in this relation)
  8. Documentation of additional research qualifications, including
    - experience in research management or other managerial functions
    - track record in fundraising

Please submit your application no later than January 22nd, 2020.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

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Roskilde Universitet
Universitetsvej 1
4000
Roskilde
Tlf
46742000
Praktisk information
Oprettet
15-01-2020
Udløber
22-01-2020
Kviknummer
330141414
Jobtype
Fuldtid
Arbejdsområde
Forskning og undervisning
Stillingsbetegnelse
Professor
Erfaringer - I højere grad
Ikke angivet (Undervisning og pædagogik), Ikke angivet (Forskning og udvikling), Ikke angivet (Ingeniør og naturvidenskab)
Sprog
Dansk Læse/ tale
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