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Lektorat i Kunsthistorie /Associate professorship in Art History

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in Art History to be filled by 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
The main subjects covered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies are cultural production and art, cultural theory, cultural history and cultural dissemination. The Department conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level. Art History encompasses the traditional art historic disciplines as well as visual culture and the history of architecture and design.  
 
Further information about the department can be found at www.artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk 
 
Job content  
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.  
Teaching, examination, and student supervision will take place at the BA as well as MA programs in Art History. In addition, the Department emphasizes that applicants should be capable of assuming research and teaching tasks across the different sections of the Department. An associate professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is expected to have published in internationally recognized contexts and to display a scholarly performance corresponding in quality to the international standards on the subject.  
Qualification requirements  
 
The applicant is expected to have wide ranging and well-documented qualifications in research and teaching on an international level within the discipline of Art History. The applicant must be able to document the use of a multitude of newer theories and methods from Art History and Cultural Theory as well as a research history that demonstrates thematical, historical and theoretical emphasis combined with a broad knowledge within the field of Art History.  
 
Applicants for associate professorships must have qualifications corresponding to at least the level attained on successful completion of a tenure track assistant professorship.  
 
They must be able to document the following criteria:  
 
• A minimum of four peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, at least one of them at level two; or a monograph as well as two articles, at least one of them at level two; or similar publications  
• Advanced teaching qualifications: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme (or equivalent experience) and a teaching portfolio that documents varied pedagogical/didactic practice (both class instruction and individual or collective supervision) See also Educational Charter for the Faculty of Humanities: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/educational_charter/ and the University’s guidelines: http://uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-programmes/university-guidelines/pedagogic-basis-and-guidelines/ 
• Well thought-out research and teaching plans. The research plans must include considerations concerning external dissemination activities and social impact. The teaching plans must include considerations concerning how the applicant intends to maintain and develop their pedagogical/didactic competencies.  
• Participation in relevant and strong Danish and international academic networks, preferably in both research and teaching.  
• Good citizenship: interest in and commitment to the maintenance and enhancement of a collegiate community and an academic environment in which approaches to educational questions, the development of research and external contacts are based on solidarity.  
 
All of the above-mentioned criteria must be met. The guidelines are available at the website:  
http://humanities.ku.dk/about/vacancies/5668eng_Lektorkriterier_paa_HUM_KUendelig.pdf 
 
It is also an advantage if applicants have experience of obtaining external funding, alone or together with colleagues.  
 
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. Applicants with documentation of excellent teaching skills including experience with development of teaching and with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.  
 
Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 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 associate professors, please refer to the job structure for academic staff 
 
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Mette Sandbye, e-mail: sandbye@hum.ku.dk.  
 
Application  
Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format. ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.  
 
Please note that each field in the application form must only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.  
 
Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.  
 
The application must be written in Scandinavian or English and must include the following:  
 
• Application letter/cover letter  
• CV  
• Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).  
• Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *  
• 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.  
• 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 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.  
 
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 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 finalized.  
 
Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.  
 
Further information about the application procedure is available from HR and Personnel Officer Mette Christensen, e-mail: hum-jur-teo@hrsc.ku.dk  
 
 
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 38,000 (EUR 5,067) + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.  
 
The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/ 
 
A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://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.  
 
See :http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/ 
 
UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  
 
The closing date for applications is 23:59 CEST, 19 September 2017.  
 
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Application deadline: 19-09-2017
Employment start: 01-03-2018
Department/Location: Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab

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