A Part-time Lecturer (Ekstern Lektor) for teaching and supervision in the fields of disaster risk management and humanitarian action

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 28 Jun 2021

Department of Public Health, Global Health Section at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen seeks one Part-time Lecturer as of 6 September 2021 for teaching and student supervision primarily at the Master of Disaster Management (MDMa) programme.

Teaching at other courses is possible upon agreement.

The Part-time Lecturer must plan and carry out teaching, exams and other kinds of student evaluations.

Work tasks  

The post of Part-time Lecturer is a permanent part-time position with teaching and student supervisory and course responsibilities. You will work as member of the Disaster Management Education Team (DMET) and interact closely with DMET members in discussion and planning of teaching and supervisory inputs as relevant to the overall teaching portfolio of the MDMa. Particular areas of teaching include but are not limited to complex humanitarian emergencies and disaster response.

Required qualifications

Applicants for the post of Part-time Lecturer must have a Master degree (preferably a PhD or equivalent) and have practical experience within the area of humanitarian action. Work experience from international non-governmental organizations is necessary. Experience from complex emergencies and their causes in conflict zones and generally in humanitarian settings in fragile states is an asset. Knowledge and experience in conflict resolution mechanisms and disaster response are considered important for this position, too. Good communicative/pedagogical skills as well as English proficiency at a high level are necessary. Documented teaching activities and positive evaluations from students will be considered an asset.

The experience must come from either a scientific employment at another university or from employment outside the university and scientific area.

Terms of employment

The position will be filled in accordance with the agreement Circular on the agreement on part-time lecturers at universities et al. under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Ministry of Education) of 10 January 2019 between the Ministry of Finance and the Academics (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Furthermore, the employment is covered by the rules concerning part-time lecturers as described in the Job structure for academic staff at universities of 2020.

The position is permanent.

The total number of hours may not exceed 500 hours per annum. If the planning or performance of teaching so requires, the number of working hours may be up to 780 hours per annum. 

Currently hourly payment is DKK 274,44 (April 2021 level).

Further information

Questions about the position can be directed to Peter Furu at furu@sund.ku.dk

How to apply

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following: 

  • Application, including reasons for applying for this position
  • Curriculum vitae, including teaching experiences
  • A graduate certificate.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 28 June 2021. Applications submitted after this date won’t be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process

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. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. 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 the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https://jobportal.ku.dk/ .

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.


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