The Department of History at the School of Culture and Society invites applications for the position of Research Assistant, with responsibility for establishing and managing a new website on the Nordic region.
Place of employment: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.
Aarhus University has recently become part of a university research consortium ReNEW (Reimaging the Nordic Region in an Evolving World: An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach). The consortium, which is led by the Centre for Nordic Studies at Helsinki University and involves six universities in the Nordic countries, has received funds from NordForsk for the period 2018-2023. See https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/reimagining-norden-in-an-evolving-world.
As part of this initiative, funds have been allocated specifically to AU to establish a new website for the public dissemination of reliable information on the Nordic countries. The new website will be hosted by AU and draw on the experience and expertise of staff associated with the established website danmarkshistorien.dk. The website will include not just Nordic history, but many different areas including politics, social policy and culture. Articles will be written in English (and other languages as appropriate) by academic experts recruited through ReNEW.
The position is funded for two years full time in the first instance, starting from 1 September 2018. The successful applicant will be employed within the Department of History and Classical Studies as part of danmarkshistorien.dk, but will also have the opportunity to participate in the research and educational activities of the department and in ReNEW activities more generally.
Application deadline: 14/5/2018