Head of Department for Anthropology (reposting) University of Copenhagen

The Department of Anthropology conducts international-level research and education from BA to PhD level and is an integrated part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Department has a staff of approx. 40 and around 550 students.

You will be able to set the strategic direction for the Department, and we expect you to support and fortify our strong position within research, education and communication. The Department provides international, high-level graduates and research. You will be part of the Faculty Management Team and responsible for the running and development of the Department.

You are motivated by personnel management and by a desire to provide staff and students with a good working and study environment. You are a renowned researcher within anthropology or related field and have insight into the educational sector. Among other things, we expect you to be a talented leader and to take a strategic, committed and involving approach to the development of the Department’s working, study and research environments. Your leadership style should be appreciative and stimulating.

For a detailed description of the position and the desired qualifications and competences, please read the full job and personal profile here or at www.genitor.dk.

For more information about the position, please contact Dean Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen at +45 2118 1048 or Partner at Genitor Martin Isenbecker at +45 2565 9231.

You can apply for the position through the University website: www.jobportal.ku.dk. The closing date for applications is 24 August 2023. Expected job start: 1 November 2023.

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


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
E-mail: MVR@samf.ku.dk


Application deadline: 24-08-2023
Employment start: 01-11-2023
Department/Location: Institut for Antropologi

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