Postdoctoral position in Psychological Aesthetics

Copenhagen University


October 25, 2021


The department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 2 year postdoctoral position in psychological aesthetics and phenomenology to be filled by January 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for 24 months.

Job content The postdoc-position is fully funded by the Carlsberg foundation and is about intense aesthetic experiences with visual art. It will involve writing articles based in qualitative interviews, juxtaposed with relevant theory.

Qualification requirements In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.

The candidate is expected to have significant experience using descriptive phenomenological psychology, including gathering and analysing empirical material in discussion with phenomenological theory. The candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge and use of theories of visual art, both from a phenomenological and psychological perspective.

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https: // regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at- universities-2013.pdf

For further information about the position, please contact Tone Roald, e-mail: .

Application Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

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

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant's e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with .
  • Research plan of maximum 5 pages, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. 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 1 to 3.
  • Should any material submitted 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 stipulated. 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 and English can be expected to be assessed.

    Appointment procedure After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

    Further information about the application procedure is available from Mette Christensen (HR) , e-mail: Please refer to ID number 211-0880/21-2I.

    Salary and conditions of employment Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The monthly salary range starts at DKK 35,900 + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

    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 read more here: https: //

    If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : https://, https:// www. and https: // www.

    UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

    The closing date for applications is October 25th 23:59 CEST..

    Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

    (Centraleuropæisk sommertid=CEST/CET = normaltid)

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