Job Opportunity: DARIAH Partner University of Copenhagen Is Looking for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS), Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Information Science.

The position is to be filled by 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) offers study programs within Information Science and Cultural Communication. RSLIS is dedicated to developing the field of Information Science in new ways that will integrate the study of information with cultural and humanistic studies. For further information see

Job content
A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate post will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors, and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage:

Qualification requirements
A successful candidate must have a strong research record within core subjects of information science, in particular information systems, information retrieval, search engines, recommender systems and/or knowledge organization.

In addition to the well-known areas mentioned above, it must be emphasized that RSLIS is dedicated to developing the field of information science in new ways that will integrate the study of information with the study of cultural and humanistic studies. Therefore, the successful applicant must be capable of and interested in putting the well-established information science areas into an interplay with such issues.

Applicants must have a PhD degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate teaching experience at university level.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process (see further below).

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal qualifications:

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output, e.g. number of publications published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with internationally recognized publishing houses.
  • The applicant’s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Teaching qualifications. See also our Educational Charter at
  • Experience and qualifications with regard to dissemination of research, knowledge-sharing and engagement with the wider public, the media and the world of politics
  • Documentation of possible administrative qualifications

Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

For further information and application details can be found at the university's job portal: