Assistant Professorship in Old Testament Studies Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen

The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, invites applicants for a fixed term (2 years) position as Assistant Professor in Old Testament studies to be filled by August 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
The position will be located in the Section of Biblical Exegesis. The Section studies the formative writings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Qur’an. These scriptures and related literature, especially the Dead Sea Scrolls, are studied both separately and in terms of their interrelationship (see https://teol.ku.dk/english/dept/abe/.

The candidate should demonstrate an active research agenda within the Old Testament studies and document high level of the implied language skills. The Section has developed a strategic focus on apocalyptic studies. The ideal candidate will contribute to this area of research and be able to develop it further.

The position involves commitment to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment and research-based teaching, including examination and supervision related to the theology programmes at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, open programmes and any new areas of study. The teaching obligation is five (5) hours per week on average. Teaching, examination and supervision at BA and MA levels take place in Danish.

The position also involves taking part in activities related to securing funding for and managing research projects. If the successful candidate does not have formal pedagogical training he/she is expected to complete the teacher training programme of University of Copenhagen.

Qualification requirements
The successful applicant must have a PhD degree or the equivalent within Old Testament Studies.

In connection with the overall assessment of the individual applicant, emphasis is placed on the applicant's research profile and teaching potential.

For details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please read the job structure for academic staff 2019 (only in Danish) https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=212083.

Further information on the Faculty is linked at https://teol.ku.dk/english/.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Associate Professor Jesper Tang Nielsen, phone +45 24 94 26 28, email: jtn@teol.ku.dk.

Terms of employment
The employment is for 2 years and is scheduled to start August 1, 2020 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The place of work is at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Copenhagen S.

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 412.000 + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH: http://ism.ku.dk and http://nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm.

Application
The application can be submitted in Danish or English.

Applications should be addressed to Dean Kirsten Busch Nielsen and should be uploaded electronically.

The application must include the following enclosures:

  • Documentation of the applicant’s education and employment (all relevant certificates).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed (uploaded) publications must be marked with*.
  • Research plan. An outline of planned research activities, including description of the planned contribution to the Section’s research areas (max. 3 pages).
  • Documentation for teaching qualifications (teaching portfolio if applicable. For more information regarding teaching portfolio, please see the related link to portfolio guidelines: http://uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-programmes/university-guidelines/pedagogic-basis-and-guidelines/Uni_guideline_teaching_portfolio_appointing__1_.pdf.)
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 5.
  • Co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant's share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication. 

If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case.

Application procedure
The application, appendixes and the submitted scientific publications must be uploaded electronically. We advise you to have the above mentioned documents ready before you begin to fill out your online application, and it is essential that all required documents are enclosed.

An automatically generated message is sent out acknowledging receipt of the uploaded application.

Following the application deadline, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants are selected on the basis of an overall assessment of the applicants that best match the recruitment needs of the Faculty as described in this advertisement for the post. This is compared with the applicant's research and teaching profile as set out in the application, CV incl. list of publication, teaching portfolio and any research/development plan. 

All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert Assessment Committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and when the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicants themselves.

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Rusan Elmazi (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk.

Please refer to ID number 211-0089/20-2A. 

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 passed for assessment.

The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the Assessment Committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that related to the applicant him-/herself.

The Appointment Committee may select candidates for interview.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

The University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is February 23th 2020, 23:59 GMT+1

Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Contact

Jesper Tang Nielsen
E-mail: jtn@teol.ku.dk

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Application deadline: 23-02-2020
Employment start: 01-08-2020
Department/Location: Det Teologiske Fakultet

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