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Part-time associate professorship in philosophy of psychiatry

Part-time associate professorship in philosophy of psychiatry  
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a part-time associate professorship in philosophy of psychiatry to be filled by 1 December 2017 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 associate professorship will be affiliated with the Department’s Section of Philosophy (http://mcc.ku.dk/research/philosophy/) and the Center for Subjectivity Research.  
Job content  
The position is a part-time position equivalent to 10% of a full position. The candidate is expected to have a relevant primary appointment in a position within the psychiatric area and use this position to generate further research collaboration between the Department and other organizations within the field.  
In recent years, philosophers have used clinical phenomena to illuminate issues in the philosophy of mind, and philosophical findings to try to understand mental illness. The candidate is expected to be working on the interface between mental health and philosophy of mind, and to have an excellent research record or outstanding research potential when it comes to engaging with conceptual and methodological issues related to the diagnosis, definition and classification of mental disorders.  
The position contains research and research-based teaching as well as administration and management according to current standard requirements at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. The associate professor is expected to contribute actively to the collective research environment in philosophy and the center for subjectivity research.  
The position also includes administration and teaching of the BA and MA programmes in Philosophy. At the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, teaching excellence has a high priority and we are striving for synergy between education and research. The assistant professor is expected to contribute actively to this agenda as well as to the general quality development of our educational programmes.  
The ideal candidate has experience in teaching in philosophy at undergraduate and graduate level, and for both philosophy students and other audiences. Interest in and experience in developing and improving teaching methods and development of curricula and study programs will be considered a strength. Finally, the ideal candidate has experience with, or potential to, securing external funding in mono-disciplinary as well as cross-disciplinary settings.  
Qualification requirements  
Applicants must have an excellent research and teaching profile within the area advertised. Experienced associate professors are expected to have been part of external project applications and to be able to document impact within an international research field. It will count in the applicants’ favor if they have experience with leading collective research projects and/or collaboration with external partners outside the university. A documented record of successful outreach activities and external impact will also be an advantage for the applicant.  
The applicant 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 programmes in Philosophy. The application must specify the module(s) in which the applicant is able to teach and support this with material indicating ideas and formats relevant to the selected module(s).  
It will be an advantage if the applicant can document excellent teaching results and participation in successful quality development. It is similarly an advantage if the applicant can document experience with educational leadership and administration.  
When appointing a candidate to the post as associate professor, we stress that the applicants must have research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successful employment as 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 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:  
• 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:  
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, Maja Horst, e-mail: horst@hum.ku.dk  
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 academic officer Betina Jordan Hansen, +45 35 32 35 22, e-mail: hum-jur-teo@hrsc.ku.dk  
Salary and conditions of employment  
The position is part-time and 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 for a fulltime associate professor 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 CET, 13 September 2017.  
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.  

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Application deadline: 13-09-2017
Employment start: 01-12-2017
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Det Humanistiske Fakultet

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