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.
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.
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: // ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-
For further information about the position, please contact Tone Roald, e-mail:
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
Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
Curriculum vitae (with applicant's e-mail & telephone number)
Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma,
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
Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if
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
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: email@example.com. Please refer to ID number
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: // ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/
If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how
it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : https:// ism.ku.dk,
https:// www. nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https: // www. workindenmark.dk/
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
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be
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