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Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Sociology specializing in Social Data Science/Digital Sociol
University of Copenhagen

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2018
Title Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Sociology specializing in Social Data Science/Digital Sociol
University University of Copenhagen
Department The Department of Sociology
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date February 1st, 2019
  • Copenhagen
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - General
    Social Sciences - General

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, wishes to strengthen our research and teaching capacity in the area of Social Data Science/Digital Sociology and invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Sociology. The position is available from February 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Appointment as Assistant Professor requires as successfully completed Ph.D in Sociology or closely related discipline.

Profile of the applicant
Research and teaching in the department is methodologically and theoretically diverse, and we expect members of faculty to be able and willing to engage in intellectual exchanges across a range of topics in the discipline, and to be able and willing to teach a reasonably broad portfolio of courses at all levels.

The academic life of the department is organized around three broad thematic groups, and we wish to consolidate our strengths in those areas in the future.
The groups are titled:
1. Welfare, inequality and mobility
2. Knowledge, organization and politics
3. Culture and civil society

Descriptions of the groups as well as their current members can be seen at the department’s webpage.

Applicants are encouraged to reflect in their applications on how their research can contribute constructively to future development and consolidation of one or more of the research groups and the profile of the department in general.

For the present position, we are looking for a candidate, who is able to engage his or her knowledge in Social Data Science/Digital Sociology in dialogue with a broad range of topics in the discipline of Sociology. The ideal candidate combines core competences in Sociology with computational skills related to various types of digital data. The candidate is expected to participate actively in the development of the activities in the Faculty-wide Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (

Head of Department, Janus Hansen, will be present at the job fair at the 2018 ASA conference in Philadelphia for inquiries about the position. Please email for prior appointments.

Information about the Department can be found at

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 1 November 2018 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Contact Information

  • Janus Hansen
    The Department of Sociology
    University of Copenhagen
    Øster Farimagsgade 5, Bld. 16
    Copenhagen 1014


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