Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Assistant Professor in Anthropology

Return to: East / Central Europe Group - Institute of Anthropology, Copenhagen

The deadline for applications has passed
The position will be filled in February 2003


At the Institute of Anthropology a position as Assistant Professor (adjunkt) is open to appointment on February 1st. 2003.

Qualifications and Job Description:
Applicants should hold a degree in anthropology and have solid knowledge of current developments in anthropological theory and methodology. Applicants with fieldwork experience in and broad knowledge of Eastern Europe and/or the former Soviet Union will have priority. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the development of one or more of the Institute's research groups, including the research group on Eastern and Central Europe (; see also the Institute's webpage:

Employment as Assistant Professor requires qualifications at PhD level. The position is a three-year assistant professorship with a possible one year extension ("tenure track position"). Successful non Danish, Norwegian or Swedish speaking candidates will be expected to take Danish classes and to be able to master Danish after a few years of employment.

Applicants are referred to the Circular on Job Structure at the Institutions of Higher Education under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Conditions of Employment:
Terms of appointment and payment are according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). A pensionable supplement of DKK 42.016,04 per year is attached to the position of Assistant Professor.

Applications should include a description of current and proposed research (max. 5 pages) and its theoretical and regional potential. Applications should include a curriculum vitae detailing the candidate's research and teaching qualifications and any other possible qualifications. A numbered publication list should also be included and applicants are asked to mark with an asterisk a maximum of 6 publications they particularly wish to have taken into consideration. If material submitted for assessment has several authors, an authorship statement signed by each author has to be enclosed with the application. Three copies of applications, documentation and each marked publication should be submitted. It should be noted that the appointment committee could require supplementary academic documentation for their evaluation. If so, the applicant will be notified.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardsless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

The Dean will appoint an assessment committee after the deadline for applications, the composition of which the applicants will be informed. When the assessment committee has finished the evaluation, the applicant will receive that part of the evaluation that concerns the individual applicant.

Initial enquiries about the position can be made to the Head of the Institute, Vibeke Steffen, Institute of Anthropology, Frederiksholms Kanal 4, DK-1220, Copenhagen K, telephone: +45 35 32 34 62, email: or to Associate Professor Finn Sivert Nielsen, tlf. 35 32 34 82, e-mail

Applications should be addressed to the Rector of the University of Copenhagen, marked '201-222-26/02-2411' and addressed to:

The Faculty of Social Sciences St. Kannikestræde 13 1169 København K Denmark

Deadline for applications including all material is November 15, 2002 at 12 a.m. Material received after the deadline will not be taken into account.