Associate professorship in Greek (except Modern Greek) and Latin
The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in Greek (except Modern Greek) and Latin to be filled by 1 August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Saxo Institute provides education and research within the fields of Prehistorical and Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, History and Greek and Latin.
Applicants must document relevant teaching experience and qualifications to teach both Greek and Latin philology and classical studies at BA-level and at least one of the two languages at master level.
Applicants must demonstrate research activities at international level within Greek and/or Latin philology regarding texts from Antiquity and/or later periods.
Candidates with convincing future research projects will be preferred. The preferred candidate is expected to engage in cross-disciplinary cooperation within the Saxo Institute.
The associate 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.
When appointing a candidate to the post as associate professor, we stress that the applicant must have research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successful employment as an assistant professor.
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 as in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. In addition, applicants with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.
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, including the ability to conduct teaching in both Danish and English. See also Educational Charter at http://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/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 associate professorships, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff http://www.ubst.dk/lovgivning/personalejura-medarbejdere/ny_stillingsstruktur_eng.pdf.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Anders Holm Rasmussen, e-mail: email@example.com.
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 and include 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 five 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 5.
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.
Please refer to ministerial order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 concerning the appointment of academic staff at universities https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=140435 (only in Danish)
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 Mette Christensen tel.: +45 35 32 80 87 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.movingtodenmark.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 15 January 2013, 23:59 CET.
Please quote reference number 211-0568/12-4550 in your application.