Postdoctoral Positions in Medieval Philosophy
The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||philosophy, history of ideas, Latin philology, or similar, Alberic of Paris and his School, focus on Aristotle's De interpretatione|
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
|AOC||philosophy, history of ideas, Latin philology, or similar, Alberic of Paris and his School, focus on Aristotle's De interpretatione|
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
|Organization's reference number||Please refer to ID number 211-0852/21-2I #1|
|Location||Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark|
|Start date||The positions are for a fixed term from January 1, 2022|
The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for two 2-year postdoctoral positions in medieval philosophy. The positions are for a fixed term from January 1, 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until December 31, 2023.
The postdoctoral researchers will work as members of the research project Exploring Twelfth-Century Philosophy: Alberic of Paris and his School, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project investigates the philosophical writings stemming from the milieu around the logician Alberic of Paris, who is still a relatively unknown figure in the history of philosophy, but according to contemporary sources was the most formidable rival of one of the greatest and most famous of all medieval philosophers, Peter Abelard. The project aims to identify, analyze and synthesize the core philosophical positions of Alberic and his school and to assess the role of this school of thought in the wider context of twelfth-century philosophy.
The other of the two successful candidates will work on the medieval Latin source material and focus especially on select twelfth-century commentaries on Aristotle's De interpretatione with the aim of establishing the distinctive views of Alberic and his followers as regards some of the main philosophical themes arising from this text (e.g. the theory of meaning).
The candidates are expected to conduct research at a high international level and to publish the results of their research in high-ranking international journals and/or book series. The candidates are also expected to work closely together with the other members of the research team and to partake in organizing a number of research activities involving the project's substantial network of international scholars (e.g. workshops and conferences; research stays and trips to libraries; visits from visiting scholars; editing of a volume of conference proceedings).
SALARY AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/
A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival. If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk
Further information on qualification requirements as postdoc can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities 2019 here: Bekendtgørelse om stillingsstruktur (in Danish) and Ministerial Order on Job Structure(in English).
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON 15 OCTOBER 2021, 23:59 CEST
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page and fill in the application form. The application must be in English and include the following enclosures:
*Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from no. 1 to 3.
Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly indicated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution. Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, French and English can be expected to be assessed.
Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.
Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) [email protected], please refer to ID number 211-0852/21-2I #1.
UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
The closing date for applications is October 15, 2021 at 23:59 CEST. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.
Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.
Application deadline: 15-10-2021
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationForm/S...|
|Hard deadline||October 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://saxoinstitute.ku.dk/|
|Contact name||Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR)|
|Time created||August 31, 2021, 2:21pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||October 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||August 31, 2021, 2:21pm UTC|
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