Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Associate professorship in Theatre and Performance Studies

The Department of of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor/associate professorship in Theatre and Performance Studies to be filled by 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies primarily works with art and cultural products, cultural theory and history and cultural dissemination. The institute provides a framework for international research and higher education from BA to PhD level. Theatre and Performance Studies covers both traditional theater science disciplines as well as performance studies and theory.

Content of for both positions
We are looking for applicants that can contribute to the development of the section through research and teaching driven both by a classical and critical humanistic interest in knowledge production with projects at the core of theatre and performance studies, and by the potential arising from the section’s many relations to institutions, artists and organizations outside academia. We therefore seek applicants able to manage large projects and research tasks relevant to the profile of the section as well as to the trade and our societal surroundings, which are rooted in the field of performing arts and will contribute to strengthening our research output, teaching and sharing of knowledge with a wider public.

We are more specifically seeking the following competences:

  • Research and teaching experiences in the following areas of Theatre and Performance Studies:
  • Applied theatre and performance
  • Performance/dance/corporeal expressions
  • Audience and public relations and audience development
  • Research experience from interdisciplinary projects
  • Skills in aesthetic and cultural analysis within the area of Theatre and Performance Studies, including interdisciplinary and cross-cultural analysis
  • Experience in collaborating with governmental as well as private stakeholders, organisations, and cultural institutions

Qualification requirements for Tenure-track assistant professor

Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be taken into account. Applicants’ outreach qualifications, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

Within a reasonable period of time (3-6 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 assistant professorships, please read the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019 here.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates.
Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

You can read more about the criteria UCPH criteria here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/

Associate professor
In connection with the appointment of the position of associate professor, we emphasise that the applicant has research and teaching qualifications corresponding to what can be achieved by satisfactory employment as an assistant professor or tenure track assistant professor.

The applicant is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the department, including examinations and administration, and to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.

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 organisation. 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.

Applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolio when appointing staff at the UCPH: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/

In addition, emphasis will be placed on the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • 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, depth and rigour.
  • Teaching qualifications in relation to didactic development
  • Experience and qualifications with regard to dissemination of research, knowledge-sharing and engagement with the wider public
  • Significant skills in regard to external funding
  • Interest in collaborative research work and in the development of own academic leadership skills

Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

You can read more about the criteria UCPH criteria here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/

Find more information for recognising merit for associate professors here

Within a reasonable period of time (3-6 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students.

Further details about the qualification requirements for associate professor can be found in the ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019 here.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Helle Munkholm Davidsen, e-mail: hmd@hum.ku.dk.

Application
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

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 English and must include the following:

  • Application letter/cover letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with star*.
  • 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.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching) (https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/)
  • 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, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish will be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are 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.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0165/22-2N #1

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). It is possible to negotiate salary supplements based on qualifications.

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.

The salary range starts for Assistant Professor at DKK 35,700 (EUR 4,800,) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis. 
The salary range starts for Associate Professor at DKK 41,500 (EUR 5,590) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

For more information about the different pension schemes, please see https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

The Faculty of Humanities offers a special start-up package, read more here https://humanities.ku.dk/about/tenuretrack/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad. Please see: https://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. Find more information at: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2023 23:59 CET

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Application deadline: 01-03-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Department/Location: Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab
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