Professor in migration, urban studies and violence

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Culture and Global Studies invites applications for a vacant position as Professor in Mobility, Urban Studies and Violence to commence on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible after this date. The new professor must be able to develop their own research and support the research of other academic staff and must be highly experienced in research management.

Job description

We are seeking a professor who will contribute to developing new perspectives on mobility, urban studies and violence, based on their previous and planned research.  The professor’s empirical field may include Africa and/or Asia.

The applicant’s ability to conduct ground-breaking and original research, documented by previous research and planned future research, will be weighted in the assessment. Such ground-breaking and original research may include the development of theories, methods and/or new approaches to issues within mobility, urban studies and violence.

The future professor is expected to be experienced in publishing internationally and in acquiring external funding.  Experience in research management will also be weighted, including international research collaboration, as well as the demonstration of the ability to bring together researchers in a research group through collective visions, with a view to realising shared synergies and priorities. At the same time, in their capacity of research leader, the future professor is expected to supervise young researchers and to support individual talent development.

Finally, in their capacity of research leader, the future professor is expected to take the role in the Department as the academic leader in their field; this implies contributing to developing the degree programme and teaching activities in Global Refugee Studies, and collaborating with the management of the Department on developing the overall academic profile of the Department.

The position will be affiliated with the research group GRS (Global Refugee Studies), in which the professor will contribute to securing continued innovation and further development of the research environment.

The position as professor includes teaching activities in the Master’s Programme in Global Refugee Studies. The candidate must possess extensive teaching experience at university level, and must ideally provide new ideas for the development of teaching activities in terms of both academic content and pedagogy.

In terms of personal qualities, the successful candidate is expected to have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain good rapport with researchers and students.

Daily presence at the Department is a precondition, but working from home is also possible to the extent that this does not prevent continuous active involvement in activities at the Department.  Moreover, applicants must be prepared to participate actively in all aspects of the day-to-day activities at the Department and in the degree programmes. For information about the research profile of the department etc., please consult the Department’s homepage at:

Qualification requirements

It is presupposed that applicants can document a high degree of original scientific production at an international level, and can document having contributed considerably to the development of the subject area of the job description. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to perform research management and other management functions, provide pedagogical guidance as well as supervision and take part in academic assessments. Furthermore emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive teaching experience.

Moreover it will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants have experience with Problem Based Learning (PBL) which is Aalborg University's teaching philosophy.

The application must contain the following 

• Motivated application.
• Current CV.
• Complete list of publications.
• List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 10 publications may be submitted.
• Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant's contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Link to Template.
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained).
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines.

The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button.

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


An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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.

Contact information

You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Anja Kublitz phone: 6064 4164, e-mail

Information about the Department can be found on the following website:

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Line H. Nørbak, phone +45 9940 9584, e-mail


Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

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Fri Apr 20 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

Aalborg University uses an electronic recruitment system for receiving applications. Towards the bottom in the respective job advertisement you will find a link, which you need to use when applying for the position. Before uploading your application it is important that you have all relevant documentation ready in a Word or PDF format, as you need to upload all material at the same time. You cannot leave the application and return to it a couple of hours later without having to start over.

The system does not support ZIP or images files. Filenames can only contain numbers and letters, and each document must take up no more than 20 MB.

If you experience technical problems, we encourage you to try again. If the technical problems, contrary to expectation, cannot be solved, please contact the member of staff listed as the contact person in the job advertisement.