More than a half a century of teaching
I have been teaching in universities for more than 50 years — first as a teaching assistant at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (1969-70) and Umeå University (1971-73), then as assistant/associate professor at Roskilde University (1973-1999) and finally as full professor at the University of Copenhagen (1999-2011).
I began my pedagogical career as a teaching assistant in enzyme chemistry for medical sophomores while I was doing research for my PhD at Karolinska. And after moving to Umeå to take up history of ideas and philosophy of science, I earned my living as a teaching assistant in zoophysiology.
In 1973 I took a temporary teaching assistant job in Roskilde, Denmark; a year later I was recruited to a tenure track position (assistant professor in evolutionary biology) and another year later I was promoted to associate professor. During the following 20 years, I gave courses in history, sociology and philosophy of biology (‘science studies’) to undergraduate and Masters students in biology and supervised hundeds of student groups (‘project reports’). After an internal re-allocation to the Department of Philosophy 1995, I taught history of science courses and supervised philosophy students for another four years.
In 1999, after having been appointed professor in history of medicine in Copenhagen, I began to give history of medicine and public health courses, and introductory courses in science studies to students in medical engineering at the Danish Technical University.
Unfortunately, I have lost most of my lecture notes. In the right column I will list all lectures I have been able to find information about in the archive. Those in digital format will be put online for the benefit of other teachers.