ROYAL DANISH DEFENCE COLLEGE INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANT
PROFESSOR (ADJUNCT) OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (LEKTOR) IN MILITARY
OPERATIONS / MILITARY ST
The Centre for Joint Operations (CJO) at the Royal Danish
Defence College (RDDC) invites applications from qualified
individuals for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate
Professor in Military Operations.
The Royal Danish Defence College (RDDC) provides a dynamic and
evolving academic environment for teaching and research. Students
enrolled in the Master in Military Studies (MMS) are Danish
military officers and civil servants at the intermediate level of
professional military education (OF-2 to OF-3). The language of
instruction is English or Danish (applicants who do not speak a
Scandinavian language can expect to work in English).
About the Centre for Joint Operations
Successful applicants will be joining the Centre for Joint
Operations (CJO), a small group of approximately 15 military
analysts, civilian researchers (with backgrounds in Anthropology,
Sociology, and War Studies), and PhD students. In addition to
teaching on the MMS, CJO staff contribute to a wide range of
Defence needs, including supporting NATO and Danish doctrine
development, participating actively in public debates, and advising
the Danish Defence on operations-related matters. All researchers
at RDDC enjoy academic freedom and are expected to produce
high-quality research in their field.
Copenhagen is regularly ranked among the best cities / most
livable cities in the world. The Royal Danish Defence College is
located at Svanemøllen Barracks, a short metro ride from the city
About the position
Tenure-Track (Assistant Professor) or Tenured Permanent Position
Primary instructor responsibilities including teaching and
developing the existing Basic Military Operations course, as well
as helping to develop new courses to support an operations-focused
MMS. The successful applicant will develop lectures, act as a
syndicate (seminar) leader, and assist in grading assignments. The
teaching load is approximately one 10 ECTS course per term (1-1).
Teaching syndicates (seminars) are approximately 15 students/
Candidates will be expected to: engage in professional research
and writing in areas of relevant expertise; actively seek
publication of book manuscripts as well as scholarly works such as
articles, monographs, and book reviews for publication in
peer-reviewed scholarly journals, professional journals, and other
outlets; and present results of research at appropriate conferences
Service responsibilities include: curriculum development for
CJO; occasional committee assignments to fill institute needs; and
service as a subject matter expert for the Royal Danish Defence
The ideal applicant
A terminal degree (PhD or equivalent, JD, etc) is required in
Anthropology, History, International Relations, Sociology,
Political Science, Policy, War Studies, or a closely related
Candidates specializing in military operations and the
operational level of war are desired. Note: Prior expertise in the
operational level of war is not necessary, but applicants should
have a keen interest in directing their research to this exciting
- Applicants for assistant professor and associate professor
positions must have a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant
- Applicants for associate professor must demonstrate excellence
in teaching, research (peer-reviewed scholarship), and
- Applications for assistant professor must demonstrate the
potential for excellence in teaching, research (conference
presentations or works-in-progress), and service.
- Research expertise in one or more of the following:
- Contemporary military operations;
- Military, particularly NATO, doctrine;
- Joint / coalition / Alliance military organizations,
particularly Joint Headquarters;
- Joint Functions;
- Operational Concepts;
- Planning, particularly NATO’s Comprehensive Operations
- Operational assessment;
- Logistics and related fields;
- Joint Targeting and related fields;
- Other related topics at the operational level of war.
- Experience in Professional Military Education.
- Ability to engage in policy and public debates.
- International research network.
- Passionate about researching military operations and educating
officers at the operational level of war.
The RDDC will advise foreign applicants (if hired) in moving to
Denmark and setting up their household here. This includes
assisting in getting a work and residential permit, advice in
finding temporary accommodation, as well as offering advice on how
best to move to Denmark, with a family if relevant.
Terms of Employment, Salary, and Contact
Salary (before tax, exclusive 17.1% pension):
Assistant Professor: Approximately 41,500 DKK per month.
Associate Professor: Approximately 45,500 DKK per month.
Note: Foreign applicants may be eligible for the Special Tax
Scheme for Researchers.
You must be able to obtain a security clearance of “NATO SECRET”
and maintain this throughout your employment.
For further information, please contact Associate Professor
Thomas Crosbie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +45 72 81 73 68.
Applications should comprise a Cover Letter and CV
- Publication List,
- Research Plan Teaching Portfolio,
- PhD certificate and other relevant documents,
- Electronic copies of up to five relevant publications for the
Assistant Professorship or up to ten publications for the Associate
- Co-author statements must be submitted, where relevant.
If you are a non-Danish speaking applicant you can disregard the
electronic application procedure and send all relevant material to
Deadline for applications: 10 July 2022.
All eligible applications will subsequently be reviewed by an
academic evaluation committee (bedømmelsesudvalg) assessing
eligibility for the position. Based on the committee’s assessments,
interviews will be carried out with shortlisted candidates in
The position will be sought filled by 1 December 2022.