Job description & qualification requirements

A position as lecturer or associate professor in History at Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, is vacant in the Department of Culture and Social History, within the Institute of Culture, Language and History. 

The position is expected to be occupied by 01 August 2018 - or as agreed upon.

The applicant must have a relevant university degree, and be able to document research and teaching qualifications at at least lecturer level.

The position includes teaching - including guidance/supervision and examination - and research. In addition to teaching and research, the employee is expected to participate in administrative and collegial cooperation.

The position is linked to a research commitment, which is preferably expected to be used for studies of subjects concerning Greenland’s history after 1700.

The teaching and guidance/supervision associated with the position cover teaching in historical methodology, parts of world history and historical subjects at the bachelor and master's degree programmes, as well as guidance/supervision related to the teaching, and guidance/supervision of thesis students and PhD students.

At Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, the teaching is conducted in Danish, English or Greenlandic. 

Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland

Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, has four institutes: Institute of Culture, Language and History; Institute of Society, Economics and Journalism; Institute of Learning and Institute of Nursing and Health Science. The Institute of Culture, Language and History has three classical university programmes and a profession-specific programme - each with their own department: Department of Culture and Social History; Department of Language, Literature and Media; Department of Theology and Department of Translation and Interpreting.

Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, is part of research and educational cooperation with partners in Denmark and in the rest of the Nordic region, as well as in the rest of Europe and North America.

Department of Culture and Social History offers various degrees - e.g., a three-year bachelor's degree, and a 5-year master's degree - in addition to others degrees.

The Department of Culture and Social History has 4,5 full-time employees with teaching and research commitments, and about 50 students.

The application

Applicants must clearly indicate whether they apply for a position as lecturer or as associate professor.

In addition to the application letter, the application must contain the following: 

  • Appendix 1: Curriculum Vitae
  • Appendix 2: Documentation for examinations / degrees
  • Appendix 3: Contact information of three people from whom reference can be obtained
  • Appendix 4: Complete and numbered publication list. Attached work (see Appendix 8) must be marked with * in the publication list
  • Appendix 5: Short description of previous research as well as an outline for possible future research projects
  • Appendix 6: Documentation of teaching qualifications (course plans, organization of teaching, teaching materials and possibly portfolio and proof of pedagogy)
  • Appendix 7: Documentation for research dissemination / communication
  • Appendix 8: Up to three publications. The applicant can select a maximum of three publications as relevant for the job application

Recruitment procedure

In assessing the applications received, a committee is formed according to current rules. Applicants will be informed of the composition of the committee after the application deadline. The committee handles the applications received and submits a recommendation to the head of the institute.

Salary and employment

Terms of salary and employment, including entitlement to accession and resignation travel and transfer of furniture, is determined according to the agreement between the Government of Greenland and the relevant negotiating organization at the time of accession.

Staff accommodation is not included in the position. If an applicant already has staff accommodation through employment in the Government of Greenland, the right to assigned staff accommodation is retained. The staff accommodation is linked to the employment relationship and must be vacated upon termination of employment.

Further information about the job can be obtained by contacting the head of department, Gitte Adler Reimer: +299 38 56 52 or

The application must be labeled "Job, lecturer / associate professor in History" and send with attachments, including the selected publications, in three copies, to:


P.O. Box 1061

3900 Nuuk


.. or to:

The application must reach Ilisimatusarfik no later than 01 December 2017.

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