The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of
Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for two positions as
tenure-track assistant professor in educational research to be filled by
January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We are looking for two new colleagues to join the Section for Education. Our
new colleagues must be interested in collaborative teaching, and in
participating in further development of the section's already strong research
profile and supportive research environment, where collegial collaboration
have a high priority. Applicants should have a strong, established, and
independent research profile that complements the section's research profile
in new and original ways.
We are especially interested in applicants who have expertise within one or
more of the following areas:
Didactics and curriculum sociology
Comparative education and globalisation
Digitalisation of, within or related to education and educational settings
The Section for Education at University of Copenhagen has a distinctive
research profile characterised by theoretically underpinned and empirically
rooted analyses of education in its practical, institutional and professional
forms. The section's research develops theory about the implications and
conditions of education by means of analysing current and historical
educational ideas, programs and concepts, didactic relations, educational
practice and interactions, and structural relations in education. Section for
Education conceptualizes educational phenomena in-between the humanities and
the social sciences, and in relation to social, cultural, economic and
The Department of Communication is home to approx. 80 faculty members, 40 PhD
students, 25 postdocs, 40 part-time lecturers, 23 administrative staff, and
2200 students. The department annually generates approx. 30 million DKK in
external research funding, and it produces research and scholarship that is
world leading, and which sets the agenda for many national initiatives and
conversations. The department offers seven degree programs: Philosophy,
Rhetoric, Education, Film and Media Studies, Communication and IT, Information
Studies, and Cognition & Communication educating successful candidates to many
sectors and parts of the Danish society and beyond.
Read more about the Department of Communication at: https: // comm.ku.dk
Copenhagen is a highly diverse and international Scandinavian capital with a
green profile. Education is free and child-care is subsidized. Public
transport is well-developed and most Copenhageners take their bikes to work.
There are lots of green areas in and around Copenhagen, the water in the
harbor is clean enough for swimming, and the city has multiple museums and
other cultural venues. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is
the largest in Denmark.
A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic
position involving both research and teaching. The duties of the position are
evenly distributed between teaching and research and candidates must document
competencies in both areas, as well as the ability to reflect upon them.
Tenure-track assistant professors must hold a PhD degree and have an academic
record demonstrating internationally competitive research and demonstrate
potential to make future impact. The successful candidate will complete a
teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors, and will
be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the department,
including examinations and administration.
Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant
professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant
professor can be considered for promotion to associate professor.
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented,
internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not
mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will
be considered. Applicants' outreach qualifications, including the ability to
attract external funding, will also be considered.
Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal
Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period
of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output, e.g.
number of publications published in internationally recognized, peer-
reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with
internationally recognized publishing houses.
The applicant's scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigor,
thoroughness and accuracy.
Teaching qualifications: The applicant is expected to provide a statement
of their academic and pedagogical approaches to university teaching. Read
more about our Educational Charter at
https: // humanities.ku.dk/about/visionandgoals/educationalcharter/
and Pedagogic Basis and Guidelines at
https: // uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-
Applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching
portfolio when appointing staff at the UCPH
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-
Experience and qualifications with regard to dissemination of research,
knowledge-sharing and engagement with the public and media.
Documentation of possible administrative qualifications.
Within a period of 3-6 years, non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to
acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with
colleagues and students.
For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant
professorships, please read the Job Structure for Academic Staff at
Universities 2019 here: here
Six overall merit criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the
University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal
impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are
considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates.
You can read more about the criteria for recognising merit for assistant
professors here: here
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department
Jens-Erik Mai, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the “Apply online” icon at the bottom of the page.
The application must be written in English and include the following
Application letter/cover letter
Curriculum vitae (with the applicant's email address, telephone number)
Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma,
Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must
be marked with star.
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
Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications and research
dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other
forms of teaching).
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. At least two of
these publications must have been published in internationally recognized,
peer-reviewed journals or in comparable high-ranking series published with
internationally recognized publishing houses. Publication dates must be
clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be
uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 5.
Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work
that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, 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 English, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish will be assessed.
After the application deadline, the Head of the Department selects applicants
for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are
then immediately 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
Further information about the application procedure is available from HR,
e-mail: email@example.com. Please refer to ID number 211-0096/21-2N#1
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 salary range starts at DKK 34,655 (EUR 4,657) + a
17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary
supplements on an annual basis.
The Faculty of Humanities offer a starting package for tenure-track assistant
professors, please read more here: https: // humanities.ku.dk/about/tenuretrack/
A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, read more at
this homepage: https: // ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/tax/
If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how
it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. Find more information here:
https: // www. nyidanmark.dk/en-GB, https: // www. workindenmark.dk/ and
https: // ism.ku.dk
The UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply,
regardless of personal background.
The closing date for applications is September 15, 2021 23:59
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be
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