- Religion Education
- The Study of Religions
- Religion in Media & Public Discourses
- Politics, Law and Religion
- Religion, Law & Human Rights
- Secularization and Desecularization
- World Religions in Denmark
- Islam & Muslims in Denmark
- Study of Religion Scholars as Experts and Public Opinion Makers
Tim Jensen, mag. art & cand.mag.
Associate Professor (msk) & Head of Study, the Study of Religions, Institute of History, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Campusvej 55, DK-5230, Odense M.; Honorarprofessor, Leibniz Universität, Abt. f. Religionswissenschaft, Hannover, www.ithrw.uni-hannover.de/8678.html.; President, International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), www.iahr.dk
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC CAREER (A SELECTION)
- 2016-...: Honorarprofessor, Leibniz Universität, Hannover.
- 2017-2020: Senior Research Fellow Ural Federal University, Ekatarinburg.
- 2013-...: Lehraufbetragter, Abt. Religionswissenschaft, Institut f. Theologie. u. Religionswissenschaft, Leibniz Universität, Hannover.
- 2012-2013: Professor, Gastwissenschaftler, Abt. Religionswissenschaft, Institut f. Theologie u. Religionswissenschaft, Leibniz Universität, Hannover.
- 2008-...: Associate Professor, MSK.
- 1998-2008: Associate Professor, The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
- 1995-2017: External Lecturer, DPU/Aarhus Universitet.
- 1995-1998: Assistant Professor, The Study of Religions, Odense Universitet, Odense.
- 1988-...: Director of DACOREC, Danish Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture.
- 1982: Cand. art in Oldtidskundskab (Classical Studies/’Altertumswissenschaft’), University of Odense.
- 1981-1995: Lecturer in RE (Religion Education) and Oldtidskundskab (’Altertumswissenschaft’), Christianshavns Gymnasium
- 1980: Magister artium (Magisterkonferens: “Studier i 'hybris' i det homeriske kosmos"; "Studies in 'hybris' in the homeric Cosmos”), History of Religions, University of Copenhagen
ACADEMIC OFFICES HELD (A SELECTION)
- 2015-...: President, IAHR (International Association for The History of Religions, http://www.iahr.dk.
- 2011-...: Head of Department of The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
- 2005-2010: General Secretary IAHR (International Association for The History of Religions).
- 2010-2015: General Secretary IAHR (International Association for The History of Religions).
- 2001-2004: Head of Institute of Philosophy & The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
- 2000-2005: Chairman NORREL (Nordisk Samarbejdskommitte for Religionshistorisk Forskning; Nordic Committee for History of Religion Research.
- 2000-2004: General Secretary EASR (European Association for the Study of Religions; http://www.easr.eu).
- 1999-2007: Head of Department of The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
- 1997-2005: President DAHR ('Danish Association for The History of Religions'; today: 'DASR, Danish Association for the Study of Religion').
- 1992-1994: Member of the executive board of EFTRE (European Forum for Teachers in Religious Education).
- 1991-1994: Chairman, Religionslærerforeningen f. Gymnasieskolerne og HF ('The Association of Teachers in Religious Education in the Upper-Secondary School', the central and state recognized organisation dealing with matters pertaining to the obligatory Upper-Secondary School subject called ’Religion’).
- 1982-2008: Co-editor, CHAOS, Dansk-norsk tidskrift for Religionshistoriske Studier; today: Skandinavisk Tidsskrift for Religionshistoriske Studier; 'Journal for Scandinavian Studies in History of Religions').
- 1980-1990: Chairman, Religionshistorisk Forening (‘History of Religions Society', a lecture society founded in 1980, also publishing the journal CHAOS), University of Copenhagen.
NON-ACADEMIC OFFICES HELD
- 2013-2021: Board member of the Danish Institute of Human Rights, appointed by the University of Southern Denmark. https://humanrights.dk/about-us/board.
- 2005-2019: Board Member of 'Dokumentations- og Rådgivningscenteret om Racisme.
MEMBER OF EDITORIAL, INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL, AND ADVISORY BOARDS (CURRENT)
Temenos, Nordic Journal for Comparative Religion
British Journal of Religious Education
Teaching Theology and Religion & Education
Korean Journal of Religious Studies
Study of Religion ('Religiovedenie')
Journal of the Study of Religion
Executive Editor of the IAHR Book Series: The Study of Religion in a Global Context (Equinox Publishing)
EXTERNAL EVALUATION AND EXAMINATION, REFEREE, AS WELL AS EXPERT REVIEWS IN REGARD TO ACADEMIC POSITIONS, QUALITY OF JOURNALS ETC.
- 2019: Member of Academy of Finland Review Panel in Migration.
- 2019: External reviewer for application for strategic areas at the Arctic University of Tromsø (UiT)
- 2017: External expert to the Slovenian Research Council.
- 2016: Member of Assesment Committee (Norwegian Research Council) for the Assessment of the Humanities in Norway (religion and theology).
- 2016: External expert to the Slovenian Research Council.
- 2014: External 'Gutachter' appointed by university Rector ad applications for a chair in Vienna.
- 2010: Referee ad position as docentat at Högskolan in Halmstad, Sweden.
- 2010: Member of Expert Advisory Committee: German Research Council, on Clusters of Excellence.
- 2008: Qualified Reference in regard to a nomination of a 'Faculty Research Lecturer 2008', UCRiverside, CA.
- 2008: Expert opinion on a Norwegian journal on religion to the Norwegian Research Council.
- 2007: Expert opinion ad application for research funding with The Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK.
- 2007: Referee ad position as docent at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
- 2006: Review of scientific work of a nominee for a position as 'distinguished professor' ('professor above scale'), UCRiverside, CA.
- 2005: External 'Gutachter' ad applicants for a chair at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
- 1995-2014: Member of assessment committees ad positions as a Ph.d., Assistant - and Associate Professor at the universities of: Copenhagen, Aarhus (Denmark), Bergen, and Tromsø (Norway), and Gothenburg, Linköping and Växjö (Sweden). Chairman of several such committees at the University of Southern Denmark.
- 1995-2010: Member of the national Danish corps of external examinators for the study programs at the departments for the academic study of religions.
- 1995-2000: Member of the national Danish corps of external examinators for the religious studies programs at the university colleges/teacher's training seminars.
INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURES, INCLUDING KEY NOTES (A SELECTION: 2006-2020)
- 2019: Delhi, Sonipat, Helsinki, Marburg, Paris, Weimar, Tuscaloosa, Xiamen, Ekatarinburg, Rome, Cork, Tartu, Hannover, Delfi, Venice, San Diego, Hannover
- 2018: Tromsø, Aarhus, Bautzen, Xiamen, Seoul, Salamanca, Ekatarinburg, Szeged, Bern, Manila, Lusaka, Berlin, Florianopolis, Buenos Aires, Venice, Firenze, Hannover
- 2017: New Zealand, Tromsø, Venice, Thessalonikki, Ekatarinburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Liege, Leuven, Augsburg, Boston, Hannover
- 2016: Vladimir, Sevilla, Venice, Paris, Turin, Hannover, Göttingen, Tromsø
- 2015: Minsk, Stockholm, Kavala,Venice,Tromsø, Hannover
- 2014: Barcelona, Bruxelles, Ekatarinburg, Venice, Paris, Hannover
- 2013: Bayreuth, Cork, Santander, Venice,Tromsø, Hannover
- 2012: Trondheim, Paris, Odessa
- 2011: Paris, Bergen, Llubljana (visiting professor March), Yerevan, Istanbul, Venice 2010 Ekatarinburg, Habana, Hannover, Sofia, Freiburg, Oxford, Los Angeles
- 2009: Moscow, Sofia, Bergen, Knoxville, Oslo, Messina, Toronto, Buffalo, Ljubljana
- 2008: Florence, Buffalo, Santander, Moscow
- 2007: Leiden, Lisboa, Stockholm, Berlin, Tartu, Bremen, Berlin, Bratislava
- 2006: Södertörn, St. Petersborg, Tartu, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Leeds, Sigtuna, Madrid, Nijmegen, Washington D.C., Riverside CA, Los Angeles CA.
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES WITH PAPER, AS (CO-)CHAIR AND PANEL ORGANIZER, AS RESPONDENT, ETC (A SELECTION: 2006-2017; HAS BEEN, WITH PAPER AND AS CHAIR OR CO-CHAIR TO ALL EASR ANNUAL CONFERENCES SINCE 2000, AND ALL AAR ANNUAL MEETINGS SINCE 2001)
- 2019 Paris: IESR seminar (March), Cork: Special IAHR Conference, IACSR (June), Tartu: EASR/IAHR Regional Conference (June), Rome: Society of Biblical Literature (July), Hannover: DVRW/IAHR conference (September), Delfi: IAHR Summit (September), San Diego: AAR Annual (November).
- 2018 Xiamen: CIPSH seminar (April), Szeged: IAHR/ISORECEA Special Conference (May), Bern: IAHR/EASR Regional Conference (June), Manila: PASCHR/IAHR Conference, Lusaka: AASR/IAHR Regional Conference, Denver: AAR Annual (November).
- 2017: Ho Chi Minh City: IAHR/SSEASR Regional Conference (July), Liege: World Humanities Conference (August), Leuven: EASR Annual Conference (September), Boston: AAR Annual (November).
- 2016 Helsinki: EASR/IAHR Special (July-August), Vienna: ISA, Sociology of Religion (July), San Antonio: AAR Annual (November), Tromsø (December).
- 2015 Erfurt: IAHR XXI World Congress (August); Atlanta: AAR Annual, (November), Beijing: CIPSH (December).
- 2014 Groningen: EASR/IAHR Special (May); Nyborg: CARD Seminar (June); Cape Town AASR/IAHR Regional Conference (upcoming); San Diego: AAR Annual (November).
- 2013 Liverpool: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (September); Baltimore: AAR Annual (November).
- 2012 Södertörn: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (August) 2013; Vilnius (October); Chicago: AAR Annual (November).
- 2011 Thimpu, Bhutan: IAHR/SSEASR Regional Conference (June-July); San Francisco: AAR Annual (November).
- 2010 Toronto: IAHR Quinquennial World Congress (August); Atlanta: AAR Annual (October-November).
- 2009 Moscow (January), Stockholm (May), Messina: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (September), Montreal, Quebec: AAR Annual (November).
- 2008 Brno: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (September); Chicago: AAR Annual (November)
- 2007 Odense: NEUR conference (May), Bangkok: SSEASR/IAHR Regional Conference (May), Odense: NEUR conference (August), Bremen EASR Annual Conference (September), Ankara: IAHR Special Conference (October), San Diego: AAR Annual (November).
- 2006 Bucarest: EASR/IAHR Special Conference; included also a NEUR konference (September), Washington D.C.: AAR Annual (November).
EXTERNALLY FUNDED COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS
- 2017-2019: The SORAPS-Project (Study of Religion Against Prejudices and Stereotypes) The SORAPS Project aims to strengthen the role of schoolteachers by planning, creating and piloting a Teachers Training Course aimed to increase knowledge and skills in the field of history of religions, contemporary religious pluralism, intercultural dialogue and digital literacy, with a precise focus of contrasting stereotypes and prejudices concerning religions. (See https://soraps.unive.it).
- 2013-2015: Comenius Multilateral Project: Intercultural Education through Religious Studies EU funded project. Danish project manager and main researcher. Primarily responsible for a base line study of RE in the participating five countries. Period: December 2013-March 2014.
- 2013-2014: Forskernetværket CARD/Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity Network: Theory and Methodology. Funded by the Danish Research Council. Co- Director (with Lene Kühle, Aarhus University, association with Jørn Borup, Aarhus University, and William Hoverd, Victoria University of Wellington (see http://cardnetwork.au.dk/ ).
- 2006-2008: Forskernetværket Europæisk Religionshistorie/Research Network for European History of Religions. Funded by the Danish Research Council. Co-Director (with O.Hammer).