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Jakob Engberg

Associate professor

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

CV Jakob Engberg

Born September 23 1971, Hammershøj, Denmark. Married 1996 to Maiken Engberg, two children. Address: Brandbjergvej 25, Husby, 7100 Vejle. Phone: +45 41674712, e-mail: je@cas.au.dk

Credentials

2010: Positively evaluated and declared qualified for a position as Associate Professor in Classical Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University

2010: Positively evaluated and declared qualified for a position as Associate Professor in Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University

2009: Course in University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors, Aarhus University

2009: Course in the pedagogy of e-learning, Unit for E-learning, Aarhus University

2007: Positively evaluated and declared qualified for a position as Assistant Professor in History of Christianity with a focus on Contemporary Christianity, Religious Study, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University

2006: Positively evaluated and declared qualified for a position as Assistant Professor in History with a focus on Ancient Greek History, Department of History and Civilization, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark

2005: PhD in History, Department of History and Civilization, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark (dissertation submitted October 1 2004 and defended February 4 2005)

1998: MA in History (major) & Classics (minor), Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, studies and exams (30 ECTS) at School of Archaeological Studies, University of Leicester, spring 1994

1995: Prize thesis submitted for the Philological-Historical Society and awarded with the major prize, R.K. Rask’s endowment.

1990: Studentereksamen, Matematisk Samfundsfaglig, Randers Statsskole, Classical Greek and Latin exams added later

Positions

2010 - Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology and from 2011 Department of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University:

  • research projects: Migration of Faith. Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity, a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (2014-2017) andThe transformation of religious identity in the Hellenistic-Roman world 100-600, a five-year project funded by the Velux-Foundation (2009-2014).
  • directing the MA-programme, Religious Roots of Europe, a joint programme offered by five universities with Aarhus coordinating
  • teaching on BA and MA level in Classics, Religious Studies and the Religious Roots of Europe (all teaching in RRE done in English), Aarhus University. And teaching in the fall 2014 on the bA level in History and Inuit Culture at the University of Greenland.
  • leader of the Research Centre, C-SAC, Centre for the Study of Antiquity and Christianity (from 2012)
  • supervision of the PhD-project (4+4), Apologetic aspects of Christian Arabic literature of the Abbasid period (2010-2015)
  • Paternity leave for two weeks in February-March 2010 and for one day a week from March 2010 to May 2011 and again for two weeks in February-March 2013 and eight hours a week from October 2015   

2008 (September) – 2010 (January) Postdoctoral scholar, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University:

  • research project: Debate on the provenience of Jewish & Christian Writings AD 100-400, Financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities (FKK)
  • teaching on BA and MA level in Religious Studies, History (a couse in English for International students in collaboration with Jacob Munk Højte and Erik Christiansen), Religious Roots of Europe (launched in September 2009).
  • Developing, and from its launch in September 2009, directing and running the MA-programme, Religious Roots of Europe

2008 (April-August): Guest Professor, Kirchengeschichte, Alte-Kirche, Theologische Fakultät, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel:

  • teaching students at both the graduate and undergraduate level and at all the faculties’ programmes: a lecture series, a seminar, a colloquium (the teaching and the examination, written, was done in German
  • leave in Aarhus.

2007 (February) – 2008 (March): External lecturer and research assistant, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University:

  • fund raising for (resulting in a grant of DKK 936.000), conception and developing of the joint MA-programme, Religious Roots of Europe;
  • teaching on the BA level in Religious Studies, and on a “lease” from the Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University: on the BA level in History, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University and on the BA level in History & Inuit Culture, University of Greenland

2005 (January) – 2006 (December): Postdoctoral scholar, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, working on:

  • research project: Martyrdom, Apologetics & the Roman Empire, attached first to the collective project Jews, Christians and Pagans in Antiquity and then to the collective project the Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity;
  • teaching on the BA level in Religious Studies
  • the formulation of the new research project the Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity

2004: Assistant lecturer, Department for History and Civilization, University of Southern Denmark: teaching on the BA level in history and in Classics

2000-2003: PhD-scholarship, Department for History and Civilization, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark; teaching:The Roman Empire and Roman religious groups, MA & BA in History, BA in Classics

2002 (January-April): Graduate visiting student, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

2000: Teacher (Primary School), Aale Skole

1998 (September) –1999 (December): External lecturer and assistant lecturer, Department for History and Civilization, University of Southern Denmark and History Department, Aarhus University, teaching in both places (part time in each place) at the BA level in History and in special programmes for subsidiary degrees (for mature students with an MA-degree in another discipline).

In addition the following positions prior to (MA) graduation in 1998:

  • 1997 (September)-1998 (January): Assistant lecturer, Centre for History, Odense University
  • 1995 (spring and fall): Lecture series in Ancient Roman History, The Danish University Extension in Aarhus; the first lecture series was used along with a rapport to fill a curricular requirement for ‘knowledge exchange’ in connection with the MA in History
  • 1994-1996: Secretary (student assistant): Centre for the Study of Antiquity, Aarhus University (assisted in the normal activities of the Centre and in particular with the conference on Roman Identities in August 1994).

Management

2010- Board member and subsequently (from 2012) head of the Centre for the Study of Antiquity and Christianity (C-SAC)

2009- Directing from the date of its launch the MA-programme, Religious Roots of Europe, a joint programme offered by six Universities

2007-2009 Development and accreditation of Religious Roots of Europe, acting under the direction of associate professor Anders-Christian Jacobsen

External grants 2006-2015, DKK

Year

Granting body

Project

Role

Award, DKK

2020

AUFF

Workshop

Applicant

23,000

2019

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

127,000

2018

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

146,000

2017

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

119,000

2017

AUFF

Support for publication

Applicant

40,000

2015

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

269,000

2015

AUFF

Support for publication

Applicant

15,000

2014

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Collective research project

Co-applicant

3,164,000

2014

AUFF

Support for publication

Applicant

35,000

2013

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

150,000

2012

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

150,000

2011

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

150,000

2010

Globalization funds

Developing of e-learning and joint programme

Applicant

244,000

2010

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

150,000

2009

Nordplus

Student mobility

Applicant

90,000

2009

Velux Foundation

Collective research project

Co-applicant

4,989,000

2009

Ministry of Science and Innovation

Selected modules of RRE granted Elite status

Applicant

Elite-taximeter subsidies

2008

AUFF

Support for publication

Applicant

20,000

2007

Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities   (FKK)

Individual research project

Applicant

719,000

2007

Nordic Council of Ministers

Developing funds for Nordic Master Programme (NMP)

Co-applicant

936,000

2006

Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities   (FKK)

Collective research project

Co-applicant

1,500,000

2006

Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities   (FKK)

Linguistic editing of Monograph 

Applicant

52,000

Total

 

 

 

12,939,000

Supervision

PhD: 2018 (Feb.): PhD-project (4+4), Eva Elisabeth Houth Vrangbæk, Constructing Theology with the Self- Text Mining the Auto-biographical elements of Augustine's Works

PhD: 2017 (Sep.): PhD-project, Mads Østerlund Christensen, The Status of Greek in Early North African Christianity 

PhD: 2010 (Sep.) to 2014 (Aug.): PhD-project (4+4), Søren S. Jensen, Apologetic aspects of Christian Arabic literature of the Abbasid period

MA-thesis: Since 2011 I have supervised 28 students (from the disciplines of Religious Roots of Europe, Theology and History) for their projects towards the MA-thesis. I am presently supervising two students.

Participation in assessment committees and scholarly review panels, service as external examiner

2015: For a PhD, Denmark (chair)

2012: For a position on Associate Professor level in Germany

2012: For a position as Associate Professor, Denmark

2011: For a PhD, Denmark (chair)

2011: MA-thesis, Finland

2010: MA-thesis, Norway

2010-2014: External examiner, University of Bergen

2006-2010: External examiner, for the BA in Teacher Education

Memberships of academic associations and editorial boards

International Association of Patristic Studies (I.A.P.S.).

Collegium Patristicum Lundense

Society of Biblical Literature, 2013-2014 in the steering committee of the Apostolic Fathers and Related Early Christian Literature unit of the International SBL conference.

From 2013 member of editorial board for the ASMA-series, Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity, Aarhus University Press