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Assistant Professor in Political History and/or Digital History

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Political History and/or Digital History of the modern period (19th to 21st Century). The position is sponsored by the Department of History and starting September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The department is located at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor. Teaching obligations will be reduced in this position compared to a regular Assistant Professor position at SDU and there will be substantial funds available to support research plans.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research groups at the Department of History as well as contribute to the interdisciplinary research in DIAS.

DIAS aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. DIAS offers an interdisciplinary research environment, where you will interact with the strongest researchers from the five faculties at SDU. More information about DIAS activities can be found at

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the group for political history at the Department of History. The group on political history is built around a broad understanding of political history. Current research topics include: the welfare state, business and the state, political ideologies, family and gender relations, and much more. Find more information at the department website.

For how to apply and the formal requirements please consult the full call at:

For further information of the position please contact DIAS Chair of Humanities Prof. Klaus Petersen ( or DIAS Senior Fellow of History Prof. Jeppe Nevers (


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