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[ecrea] Professor position in Film Studies, UCPH
Wed Nov 13 07:56:16 GMT 2013
Professorship in Film Studies
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of
Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for
a full professorship in Film Studies to be filled by 1 August 2014 or as
soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dk)
offers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media
Studies, Communication and IT, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The
Department focuses on the fundamental aspects of human cognition and
communication as they are manifested in various institutions and media,
and in various historical and social contexts.
The professorship will be affiliated with the Department´s Section of
Film, Media and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dk/research/filmandmedia/).
The position as professor in Film Studies covers research and
research-based teaching as well as administration and management
according to current standard requirements at the Faculty of Humanities,
University of Copenhagen. A professor at the Department of Media,
Cognition and Communication is expected to carry out teaching and
research with international impact and to be a driving force in leading
and developing collective research environments. This includes research
management and PhD supervision.
The job description includes development, planning and administration of
the BA and MA programmes in Film and Media Studies as well as teaching
within one or more of the central areas in these programmes.
The professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities
of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also
to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support
assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.
The candidate should have an international research profile as well as
excellent teaching qualifications within Film Studies. Furthermore, the
candidate should be able to document an extensive publication record in
Film Studies within one or more of the following areas: Film theory,
film history and/or film analysis. The department´s research and
teaching in Film Studies encompass different dimensions and approaches,
including aesthetic, sociological and psychological approaches and the
vacant position is open for applicants with different backgrounds in
Film Studies. Applicants must document broad experience with research
management and development and a successful track record in obtaining
external funding for research.
The applicants must provide documentation that they are able to plan and
undertake teaching within one or more of the central modules at the BA
and MA programs in Film and Media Studies. The application must specify
the module(s) in which the applicant is able to teach and support this
by material indicating ideas and formats of the selected module(s).
The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to
teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant
administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of
applicants´ qualifications will assign equal weight to documented
competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics and
competences in the field of research, research collaboration and
research organization. In addition, the assessment will assign weight to
applicants´ reflection on and experiences with integration of research
and teaching activities.
Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:
* Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to
the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic
* The applicant´s scientific record, academic breadth and depth,
rigour, thoroughness and accuracy
* Teaching qualifications. See also Educational Charter
* Documentation of administrative qualifications
* Documentation of research management
* Participation in networks - national and international
Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking
appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to
teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.
For further details about the qualification requirements for
professorships, please refer to the job structure for academic staff
(only in Danish)
For further information about the position, please contact Head of
Department, Maja Horst, e-mail: (horst /at/ hum.ku.dk).
Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
Please note that each field in the application form may only contain a
single file of max. 20Mb.
Please click on the "Apply online" icon at the bottom of the page.
The application must be written in English or Danish andinclude the
Application letter/cover letter
Appendix 1: CV.
Appendix 2: Documentation of qualifications (examination
certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
Appendix 3: Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed
publications must be marked with *.
Appendix 4: 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 congresses, etc.
Appendix 5: Documentation of teaching qualifications and research
dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other
forms of teaching).
Appendix 6: Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of seven
publications for assessment, of which at least three must have been
published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for
applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the
publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as
attachments and named from 1 to 7.
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
Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish
will be assessed.
All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.
After the application deadline, the Dean will set up an expert
assessment committee to evaluate applicants in relation to the
advertised position. The applicants will be informed about the
composition of the committee, and will have the opportunity to comment
on the part of the assessment relating to him or her before the
appointment is finalised.
Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the
procedure by e-mail.
Further information about the procedure is available from HR and
Personnel Officer Helle Schæbel e-mail: (VIPadmin /at/ hum.ku.dk)
Salary and conditions of employment
The post will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish
Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations. Additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual
basis. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad,
If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on
how it is to work in Denmark before you apply for a position at
University of Copenhagen. See : http://ism.ku.dk/ ,
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in
this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 CET, 16 January 2014.
Please quote reference number 211-0103/13-4000 in your application.
Publisher: Faculty of Humanities
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