Assistant/associate professorship in paper conservation at the Royal Danish Academy

Job Summary

Royal Danish Academy, Institute of Conservation
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract Type
387797 DKK - 508703 DKK
Closing date

Job Details

The Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation offers an inspiring workplace for 1,700 students and 350 staff. Our strong international research environment and attractive degree programmes contribute to the existing body of knowledge and provide new perspectives that relates to the major global challenges we face.

The Institute of Conservation focuses on conservation issues in its educational programmes and conducts research into the preservation of our cultural and natural heritage, which includes such subjects as materials science, methodological developments, and preventive conservation. We offer an engaging, stimulating, and visionary educational and research environment where you will enjoy contributory influence, responsibility, and an opportunity to shape the Royal Danish Academy’s research, teaching content, didactics, and programme development. The Institute’s modern, specialised laboratories have state-of-the-art equipment.

The position
Your tasks include theoretical and practical teaching in the active and preventive conservation of works on paper at bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD level. You will be responsible for teaching students in the graphic conservation programme, participating in teaching our interdisciplinary courses as well as supervising and examining students. Practical experience in conservation of works on paper will be an advantage. Administrative duties are part of the position. Teaching may be conducted in English or Danish, but we would prefer that you learn Danish within the first two years of appointment.

Your research will focus on areas within paper conservation. As a researcher, you will actively participate in the research environment of the Institute and the Royal Danish Academy, publishing, initiating, and conducting research projects, both independently and with collaboration partners.

You will be part of an academic environment of approx. 20 teaching staff and researchers and 70 students where good collegial relationships, mutual inspiration and discourse are valued. The personal qualities we are looking for include initiative, enthusiasm, and creativity as well as the ability to work to deadlines and develop didactics.

This is a permanent, full-time position with an average of 37 working hours per week including research and teaching 50/50 or 40/60. Your place of work will be the Institute of Conservation at Esplanaden, which is centrally located in the historic heart of Copenhagen.

Appointment to this position requires as a minimum, a relevant master’s level degree and a PhD or scientific qualifications at PhD level. An assessment committee will assess your academic qualifications, and you will be appointed as an assistant professor or associate professor, depending on your qualifications. If you are appointed as an assistant professor, we'll offer a tenure track period not exceeding six years.

Salary and terms of employment
The terms of pay and employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Employee and Competence Agency and organisations under the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) for academic staff in government service.

The appointment as an associate professor or assistant professor will be based on your qualifications.
Basic salary pay scale for an assistant professor is DKK 387,797 – DKK 460,051 annually, and for associate professor DKK 436,449 – DKK 508,703 annually. In addition to this, a qualification allowance will be negotiable, depending on your skills and experience.

If you think you are the right person for this position, we are interested in hearing from you.
Please submit an application stating your reasons for applying, your CV, academic diplomas and certificates, and documentation of your qualifications as specified. Please also submit a description of your research plans and a list of your published articles, including a selection of your scientific and international publications (no more than seven), that you wish to highlight.

Finally, please attach material that attests your teaching qualifications as well as any assessment(s) of previous assistant /associate professor positions held.

You should submit your application with attachments online no later than 17 March 2024.

Please note that this is an abridged version of the post. For all information and the full description of the position, as well as the online application platform, please refer to the online job advertisement:…

Further information
Details about the academic content of the position can be obtained on request from Head of Institute Rikke Bjarnhof,, tel.: +45 4170 1641.

Information about salary, terms of employment and the application process can be obtained on request from HR assistant Sandra Vally Jørgensen,, tel.: +45 4170 1606.

The Royal Danish Academy is an inclusive workplace that regards diversity as a strength. We therefore encourage all qualified and interested applicants to apply for the position. You can read more about the Royal Danish Academy on our website