Deadline: 01 Mar 2024

Published: 29 Jan 2024

The National Museum of Denmark is seeking a candidate to fill a position as Researcher/Senior Researcher within the field of Maritime History.

The National Museum of Denmark has a strong track record of marine archaeological research and conservation. It is currently establishing an interdisciplinary and international Research Centre for Maritime and Submarine Cultural Heritage with a focus on the preservation of underwater cultural heritage and various aspects of the maritime history of Denmark from ancient times to the present.

In addition to strengthening research within these areas, there will be a strong focus on communicating the results to a wider public and contributing to the inclusion of maritime history within the planned developments of the National Museum in Copenhagen.

The museum is looking for a candidate with a broad chronological approach to Danish maritime history or is willing to establish and work with such an approach and engage in cross-disciplinary research and wider academic cross-disciplinary discussions. Furthermore, it will be considered a plus if the candidate has an interest in the preservation of underwater cultural heritage.

Essential qualifications and experience:

The museum is looking for a Researcher/Senior Researcher who

  • holds a PhD in history or a related discipline
  • has experience with high-level research within maritime cultural history
  • has a proven record of international publications
  • has experience with working with historical paper archives (primarily in Danish)
  • will apply for and obtain external funding for research projects and/or consultancy work in collaboration with internal and external partners has an aptitude for collaboration and coordination across disciplinary boundaries, and innovative approaches to research in maritime cultural history and/or material culture
  • has an ability to engage in wider academic and comparative discussions of cross-disciplinary relevance
  • has a good national and international network
  • possesses good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain good collaboration with colleagues and external partners
  • has a valid driver´s license

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