20 May 2021

Carsten Selch Jensen becomes dean of the Faculty of Theology

Appointment

During the past year, the former associate dean has been acting dean of the faculty that he will now be heading for the next five years.

Dean Carsten Selch Jensen
Carsten Selch Jensen Doctor of Theology from the University of Copenhagen, where he has worked since 1997. Photo: Morten Bangsgaard.

In May last year, Carsten Selch Jensen was appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Theology replacing Kirsten Busch Nielsen, who became dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

Following a recruitment process with a strong field of applicants, a unanimous appointment committee has chosen Carsten Selch Jensen as the new dean effective 1 July. The chair of the appointment committee, Rector Henrik C. Wegener, says:

"Carsten has the right research and educational profile. As acting dean, he has demonstrated a good holistic view and understanding of theology’s unity and uniqueness as well as of the faculty's societal task. We will have yet another dean with strong ambitions on behalf of the faculty and with an eye for what creates well-being and a good and stimulating environment.”

We will have yet another dean with strong ambitions on behalf of the faculty and with an eye for what creates well-being and a good and stimulating environment.

Rector Henrik C. Wegener

Solid background in research and administration

Carsten Selch Jensen is Doctor of Theology from the University of Copenhagen, and he has been a researcher at the Section of Church History at the Faculty of Theology since 2003. He was appointed associate dean in 2015. During this time he has also been head of section and head of studies:

“The Faculty of Theology has always been known for its good study environment, and we should make sure to keep it that way. It’s equally important to carry on and develop the faculty's deep core expertise through teaching and research, backed up by an efficient administration," Carsten Selch Jensen says, adding:

"I look forward to being in charge of the ongoing development of the faculty as an integrated part of a unified University of Copenhagen and as an important and committed voice in societal challenges and debates.”