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Associate Professorship (EXPIRED)

Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS History of Philosophy 1600-1900
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 211-0571/12-4550
Location Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
Start date 1 August 2013
Job description

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in Philosophy to be filled by 1 August 2013 or as  soon as possible thereafter.  

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dkoffers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The Department focuses on the fundamental aspects of human cognition and communication as they are manifested in various institutions and media, and in various historical and social contexts.  

The associate professorship will be affiliated with the Department's Section of Philosophy (http://philosophy.ku.dk).  

Job content

The position contains research and research-based teaching as well as administration and management according to current standard requirements at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. An associate professor at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication is expected to carry out research at a level corresponding to the standards of international research in the field. Furthermore, an associate professor is expected to contribute actively to the development of a collective research environment. This includes research management and PhD supervision.  

The job description includes development, planning and administration of the BA and MA programmes in Philosophy as well as teaching within one or more of the central areas in these programmes. The appointed applicant is expected to teach in Danish and in English. Currently, some BA courses are taught in English, but most in Danish; MA courses are primarily taught in English. The associate professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.  

Qualification requirements

The candidate must possess documented research and teaching qualifications in philosophy. Candidates with documented qualifications within history of philosophy, in particular the period from 1600 to 1900, and candidates who possess linguistic skills required to research primary material in this field, will be preferred.The applicants must provide documentation that they are able to plan and undertake teaching within one or more of the central modules at the BA and MA programmes in Philosophy. The application must specify the module(s) in which the applicant is able to teach and support this by material indicating ideas and formats of the selected module(s).  

When appointing a candidate to the post as associate professor, we stress that the applicant must have research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successful employment as an assistant professor.  

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants? qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics and competences in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. In addition, the assessment will assign weight to applicants? reflection on and experiences with integration of research and teaching activities.   Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output.
  • The applicant?s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Teaching qualifications. See also Educational Charter at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/educational_charter/
  • Documentation of administrative qualifications
  • Documentation of research management
  • Participation in networks - national and international

Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.For further details about the qualification requirements for associate professorships, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff: http://www.ubst.dk/lovgivning/personalejura-medarbejdere/ny_stillingsstruktur_eng.pdf  

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Maja Horst.


Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format.  

Please note that each field in the application form may only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.  

The application must be written in English or Danish include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter
  • Appendix 1: CV.
  • Appendix 2: Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Appendix 3: Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Appendix 4: Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.
  • Appendix 5: Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).
  • Appendix 6: Publications. 

Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 5.  

Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish will be assessed.   All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.  

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the Dean will set up an expert assessment committee to evaluate applicants in relation to the advertised position. The applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each candidate will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment relating to him or her before the appointment is finalised.   Please refer to ministerial order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 concerning the appointment of academic staff at universities https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=140435 (only in Danish)  

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.   Further information about the procedure is available from HR and Personnel Officer Helle Schæbel tel.: +45 35 32 86 75 or e-mail:hellesch[at]hum.ku.dk.  

Salary and conditions of employment

The post will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, see www.movingtodenmark.ku.dk  

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

The closing date for applications is 23:59 CET, 9 January 2013.  

Please quote reference number 211-0571/12-4550 in your application.  

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Hard deadline January 9, 2013, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.ku.dk/english/available_positions/vip/
Contact name Maja Horst
Contact email
Time created December 2, 2012, 9:01pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 9, 2013, 11:59pm CET
Expired on January 9, 2013, 11:59pm CET
Last updated December 7, 2012, 9:05pm EST
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