At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning a position as Associate Professor in Techno-Anthropology is open for appointment from September 15, 2017 or soon hereafter. The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.


Research areas will be within Techno-Anthropology with focus on institutions, policy-making and responsibilities in a selected technology domain. The applicant must have a strong research profile in these areas and hold experience in writing research applications and possibly have worked on research projects. The applicants with proven ability to attract external funding are desirable.

Techno-Anthropology is study the human-technology interface with the purpose to contribute to the development of robust and socially responsible technological solutions to societal challenges.

The position is hosted by the research group “Techno-Anthropology and Participation” (TAPAR) that conducts research of truly interdisciplinary character and ‘takes a holistic approach which challenges existing paradigms and creates robust, research based solutions to the complex challenges of society’ (Knowledge for the World, AAU 2016). The group looks critically at new and emergent technologies in a socio-technical perspective. The approach is problem oriented in accordance with the overall AAU characteristics, where ‘analytical, holistic, and problem and solution oriented methods’ are applied to improve technological innovation, design, regulation and implementation processes.

In the framework of TAPAR the successful candidate will complement existing knowledge and competencies that mainly deals with human-technology relations on a micro level, hence focus on macro and institutional perspectives on responsible technological innovation, development and implementation. The applicant should be out warded and ready to participate actively in the public debate on emergent technologies.

Teaching will primarily be done at the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Techno-Anthropology in Copenhagen, but also in other study programmes and at other locations at the University. The applicant must speak and write Danish and English fluently. Applicants that can document successful participation Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme will be preferred.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Lars Botin, +4551336604,

Qualification requirements: 

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9680.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.


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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