Associate Professor in Church History
The Faculty of Theology, Copenhagen University (UCPH), invites applicants for an Associate Professor in Church History to be filled by 1 November 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Job description The position will be located in the Section for Church History. The section is engaged in research and teaching of church history from its beginning up until today. The applicant must teach church history in the entirety and do research in primarily early modern church history, including research which contributes to the development of Privacy Studies, as defined and practised at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.
Qualification requirements Applicants are expected to have a PhD in church history with focus on early modern church history and to be able to demonstrate further research in this field. Especially research regarding early modern studies in a French and German context, research relating to privacy, as well as research in topics within Danish Church History is appreciated. It is expected of the applicant that they provide a list of internationally profiled publications, documented experience with interdisciplinary collaborations and communication of research results to a broader audience.
Experience with individual and collaborative research applications must also be included in the application, as well as a description of the research projects the applicant wishes to develop as part of their employment.
Moreover, the applicant is expected to prove his/her competence in teaching church history on the level of associate professors. Documentation must take the form of a pedagogical competence profile and diploma of training in university teaching, alongside proof of experience in planning and developing courses as well as supervision.
Finally, the applicant should have experience from academic counsels and boards and other efforts to strengthen the collegiate and student environment respectively.
The associate professor is expected to divide their efforts equally between teaching and research (including administration and communication). Competence in both areas is therefore essential (more information below).
Applicants are encouraged to read the university’s guidelines for pedagogical competence profiles here: https://uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-programmes/development-initiatives/teaching-competencies/pedagogical-competence-profile/
Personal and professional qualifications
- Active and original research qualifications that meet the requirements of the position.
- Clear, diverse and well-documented experience in teaching and supervision, including the ability to teach in Danish.
- Active and conscious effort to participate in the communal life at the university.
The University of Copenhagen has six general criteria for the employment of associate professors. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are frameworks for the assessment of the individual applicant. Furthermore, each applicant will be assessed according to the requirements stated above.
Read more about the university’s six criteria here or here.
Within a reasonable period of time (3-6 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students.
Read more about the requirements to associate professors in the notice on employment of scientific staff here.
Further information can be gathered by contacting:
Section leader Anna Vind (email@example.com)
Centre leader Mette Birkedal Bruun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application Applications must be submitted electronically via the “Apply online” link in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word.
Please note that each field in the application form must only contain a single file of max. 10Mb.
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The application, which must be written in Danish or English, should include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Documentation of degrees, diplomas, etc.
- A complete and numbered list of publications. Enclosed works (max. 5) should be marked with a star *
- Visionary and strategic research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years. Included must also be a statement of earlier efforts regarding research applications, research leadership, organisational activities, establishment of research-network etc.
- Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching) (https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/
- Pedagogical competence profile providing proof of experience and competence in teaching and communication.
- Publications. The applicant can choose up to five publications to be assessed alongside the application. A minimum three of the five must have been published within the last five years from the application deadline. The date of publication should be marked on the publication list. The chosen publications must be uploaded as enclosed documents and numbered 1-5.
If a publication has several authors or is a product of collaboration, it must be clearly marked in the document which parts the applicant has been responsible for. The faculty can, in certain cases, ask for a declaration from co-authors on the applicant’s contribution to the work.
Only material written in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, French or German will be taken into consideration.
Application procedure Following the application deadline, the Dean will select applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants will be selected on the basis of an overall assessment of the applicants that best match the recruitment-needs of the Faculty as described in the advertisement for the post. This is compared with the applicant’s research and teaching profile as set out in the application, CV incl. list of publication, teaching portfolio and any research/development plan.
All applicants will be immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert Assessment Committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and when the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicants themselves.
Further information on the application procedure can be gathered from Faculty Director Torben Rytter Kristensen, (e-mail email@example.com) or the Section for Human Resources (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Please remember to include case number 211-0488/23-2E #1
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position, regardless of personal background.
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 [42,200], (EUR5,600,) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.
A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad. Please see: https://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. Find more information at: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/
The UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
Application deadline Applications must be submitted by June 15th, 2023, 23:59 [CEST]
Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be taken into consideration.