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The study council at the Department of Anthropology is looking for an External Lecturer to teach the course "Anthropological perspectives; Danish culture and Society"


The study council at the Department of Anthropology is looking for an External Lecturer to teach the course “Anthropological perspectives; Danish culture and Society” in autumn semester 2017. The course is taught in English.

Deadline for applications 31 May, 2017

Duration of the course is 14 weeks and classes are taught 3 hours per week. There is an existing course plan as well as teaching materials but the lecturer is welcome to revise the course. You can find the course description and timetable here.
The course introduces students to Denmark through the eyes of anthropologists. It does so by introducing students both to the discipline of anthropology and to Denmark as an ethnographic field. Danish society will be explored through some of the main research areas in the anthropology of Denmark, e.g. the welfare state, sociality, religion and identity, migration and integration.

Applicants for this position must have at least a Master degree in anthropology. Teaching experience is an advantage. We expect commitment to our discipline and a desire to ‘spread the message’ to students from other disciplines.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Salary and terms of employment
The position is for about 160 hours. Employment will begin on 1 September 2017 and end on 31 January.2018.

The appointment is in accordance with the rules stipulated in the Circular of 23 May 2012 on the agreement on part-time lecturers at universities etc. under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science concluded between the Danish Ministry of Finance and Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, as well as provisions for part-time lecturers, as described in the Circular  of 18 September 2015 on the agreed minutes for certain terms of employment of academic staff at universities.

Salary will be in accordance with the above agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), and amounts to DKK 254,39 per hour + vacation pay.

For further information, please contact Head of Studies, Heiko Henkel,, phone 35 32 34 56.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. The selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to his or her application. You can read about the recruitment process at

Deadline for applications 31 May, 2017.

Applications must include academic transcript, CV, and a short letter of motivation.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category.

If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.

Applications sent by regular mail, by email, or received after the deadline will not be considered.


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Head of Studies Heiko Henkel


Application deadline: 31-05-2017
Employment type: Limited period
Employment start: 01-09-2017
Department/Location: Department of Anthropology

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