One-Year early career position (visiting lecturer) in Black Atlantic Studies

The English program within the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies (Engerom) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a one-year, full-time early career position in Black Atlantic Studies. The position is available for the academic year 2021-22, and the starting date will be 1 August 2021. The position may be filled by a visiting lecturer. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in teaching activities at the department, to contribute to research activities, and to take on limited BA and MA thesis supervision. The teaching load will be approximately 800 hours across the academic year (the equivalent of a 2:2 load in U.S. universities).

Candidates will be selected on the basis of teaching qualifications and research achievements, as well as fit with research priorities at the department. The successful candidate should have completed a PhD degree (or its equivalent) by the start date for the position. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate relevant teaching experience at university level.

The English program covers a wide range of areas, including literature, history, and culture, so we encourage applications across and between disciplines within Black Atlantic Studies. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate core courses in Anglophone literature, culture and history, a research-based BA optional course, and an MA course in Black Atlantic studies. Because the English program is located at Engerom, we also welcome applicants with a proven interest in the relationship between the Black Atlantic and other relevant languages besides English (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese). 

The successful candidate will be provided with office facilities, access to the Faculty’s library, and to other research infrastructure. Academic staff are not provided automatically with housing, but are eligible to apply for various guest accommodation at the university.

Applicants should send a CV, a letter of application, and an article length example of their recent work to Head of Administration Anne Kjølby at Application deadline: Dec 1st 2020. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Head of Department, Prof. Christina Lupton, at