Associate Professor in Global Political Economy

Roskilde, Region Zealand, Denmark

Job description

Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University invites applications for an associate professorship in political economy. The position is available from December 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is linked to the research groups ‘International Development Research Group’, ‘Globalisation and Europeanisation’ and/or ‘Power, Identity and Critique’.

The associate professorship includes research, teaching, and outreach obligations.

The applicant should match the profile below:

  • Consolidated research profile with special emphasis on global economic governance, global finance, and international financial regulatory architecture
  • Keen interest and ability to teach in economics and political economy
  • Keen interest and experience in interdisciplinary project-based teaching and supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with the broader public

Responsibilities and tasks:
The associate professor’s duties will primarily include research (including publication/academic dissemination duties) and research-based teaching (with associated examination duties) predominantly in the following teaching programmes: ‘International Development Studies, ‘Global Studies, ‘International Public Administration and Politics’, and the Social Science Bachelor Programme. The position also includes a duty to share knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in the public debate. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to manage research projects, provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors and post dos, participate in research and teaching group activities, engage in external fundraising as well as take part in academic assessments.
The successful candidate is expected to;

  • conduct research meeting high international standards,
  • contribute to the development of the research profile of the department,
  • engage in external fundraising to increase funds for the department,
  • play an active role in developing new teaching methods,
  • participate in the department’s communication with the broader public,
  • take responsibility for the long-term well-being at the department,
  • contribute to the administrative responsibilities of the department,
  • promote RUC’s academic reputation.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Qualifications within the following scientific areas are required;

  • documented teaching qualifications or other material for the evaluation of your pedagogical level,
  • documented research production at an international level, including publications in the field’s internationally recognized journals/publishing houses.

You are also required to be enterprising, to possess good interpersonal skills and to be 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.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to;

  • research topic,
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level,
  • experience in teaching and education development,
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results,
  • the ability to contribute to development of the Department’s internal and external cooperation.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Head of Department, Peter Kragelund. Tel. +45 4674 3335, email: or Deputy Head of Department, Bodil Damgaard, Tel +454674 2251, email:

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 the applicant’s contribution to each individual work must be clarified in the application, and if possible, a declaration from the co-authors should be enclosed as well.

How to apply

To apply for the position click on the button ’Apply for vacancy here’ below the job advertisement at RUC’s homepage. (The job advertisement is found here:

Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:

1. Cover letter
2. CV with documentation of education.
3. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here).
4. A complete list of publications.
5. Co-author declaration if relevant (please find template here – to be signed only by you).
6. A brief description of the research and development work you expect to perform in connection with your appointment, including a short description of how you view your qualifications in relation.
7. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment.

Please submit your application no later than September 1, 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.

The most important task of Roskilde University is to contribute to experimental, innovative forms of learning and knowledge creation. The university is research-driven and provides education for future generations of managers, teachers and experts based on advanced knowledge. RUC is characterised by: • pushing boundaries for knowledge through a problem-oriented approach • focusing research and education on fields where the university has international or national status • bringing university and society together.