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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 ( 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 (

Job content
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.

Qualification requirements
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 output. * The applicant´s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness and accuracy * Teaching qualifications. See also Educational Charter at
    * 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/

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 following enclosures:

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 contribution.

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.

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/

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, see

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 : , and

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.
Apply online

Deadline: 16-01-2014
Publisher: Faculty of Humanities

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