2021-224-03755 Assistant Professor in Consumption studies

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Deadline: · Deadline October 24. 2021;

At the Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University, Campus Aalborg a vacant position as Assistant Professor in Consumption Studies, is available from February 1st. 2022 or as soon as possible after this date. This is a 3- year full time position that includes both research and teaching activities. The work will complement and extend the existing expertise within the Culture and Consumption Research Group.

Job description

The primary tasks of the position are research and teaching in consumption studies. The ideal candidate will be affiliated to the Culture and Consumption research group and their research will take a critical sociological and/ or cultural political perspective on consumption. Applicants whose work addresses issues related to sustainability, digital consumption, cultural consumption or tourism consumption are especially encouraged. The ideal candidate must also be acquainted with qualitative methodologies, and will teach courses and supervise students in the areas of culture, market and consumption studies. The language of teaching and supervision is English.

The ideal candidate will be expected to: 

  • Deliver high quality teaching, project supervision, and associated examination, as required across the range of modules offered on the Culture, Consumption and Globalisation MA programme. However, it may also include teaching obligations in other programmes, such as the MA in Tourism, at the Department of Culture and Learning.
  • Conduct research and publish research outputs of an internationally recognized quality in the areas of consumption studies
  • Participate in external research networks and collaborations
  • Engage with external stakeholders to enhance the cultural, social, environmental and/ or economic impacts of their research and/ or teaching
  • Contribute in a positive and constructive manner to the day-to-day activities and working environment of the Department of Culture and Learning and the Culture and Consumption Research Group.

 In relation to research, applicants should document: 

  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability to produce high quality research outputs and publish in international journals
  • a personal research and publication plan which is consistent with the strategy of the Department of Culture and Learning, and shows the applicant’s plans for developing new research projects and outputs
  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate participation in, and the ability to further develop, external and/ or international networks and collaborations
  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability to engage in activities with stakeholders outside academia to enhance the impact of research

 In relation to teaching, applicants should document: 

  • experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality teaching, using a range of pedagogical approaches including problem-based learning, project supervision, group work, interactive seminars and lectures
  • the ability to teach and assess written and oral presentations in English.

In relation to general competences, applicants should also: 

  • document experience, skills or achievements which demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, participate fully in the day-to-day activities of the Department and Research Group, and encourage a positive and friendly working environment
  • demonstrate solid communication skills.

Further information about the Department can be found at Department of Culture and Learning (aau.dk)

Assistant professorship
A position as assistant professor is a fixed-term training position which includes an obligation to carry out research and teaching activities. To a limited extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University. The appointment includes a requirement to attend a course in university pedagogy for assistant professors organised by the University.

The employment as assistant professor must not exceed a total period of four years at the same institution (a maximum of six years at assistant professor level at AAU and a maximum of eight years at assistant professor level in Denmark). 

Applicants for the assistant professorship are required to possess academic qualifications; for example a PhD degree or similar academic qualifications.

The application must contain the following:

  • Your CV 
  • A complete publication list and markings of the attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. No more than five publications may be attached.
  • In case you attach joint, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors. Template co-author declaration
  • Documentation of your teaching qualifications Guidance Teaching portfolio
  • Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates) 

Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Expectations in connection with employment as academic staff.

Any enquiries about the position may be addressed Associate professor Laura James on e-mail leja@hum.aau.dk and/ or Professor and Section Manager Martin Bak Jørgensen on e-mail martinjo@hum.aau.dk  

Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources on e-mail hs-hr@adm.aau.dk .

Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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