The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in International Migration Studies to be filled by 1 January 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be based at the Institute’s interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS).
The Saxo Institute seeks an outstanding researcher to fill a position in International Migration Studies at assistant professorial level, to be based at the Institute’s interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS). We seek a strong candidate with a dynamic profile in the broad, international field of migration studies, who can document an impressive track record of humanities and/or social science research on questions relating to the global instrumentalities of moving populations and mobility practices in and across specific historical contexts. Experience with methodologically innovative (for instance methods in digital history or similar), interdisciplinary research and a capacity to research the histories of migration will be considered an advantage.
Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
- the histories of migration across imperial, colonial and/or settler legacies that are shaping the present
- the effects of war, natural disasters and displacement on forced migration patterns and the policy response of international organizations, past and present
- migration, sovereignty, and state practices of border enforcement.
- humanitarian agencies, refugee advocacy and the role of NGOs in a historical perspective.
The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in a field relevant to international migration studies and the histories of migration. Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen, as follows:
- An internationally recognised research profile in the broad, international field of migration studies, demonstrating intellectual innovation and originality
- Relevant teaching experience, including examination work and course development
- Experience of communicating research to relevant stakeholders and external partners to enhance societal impact
- Evidence of an organisational contribution to previous academic environments
- Experience of applying for external research funds
- Evidence of potential to develop a position of leadership in the field
The closing date for applications is 5 April 2024 at 23:59 [CEST]