Postdoctoral position at the Center for Practice-based Art Studies with a focus on methods and practices of publishing
The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position affiliated with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Practice-based Art Studies (PASS) to be filled by 1 April 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Practice-based Art Studies (PASS) will in the period 2023-28 build and consolidate a national research education and research development environment with the aim of creating connections and synergies between theoretical art historical research and the forms of applied, practice-based research and knowledge production that take place in the social and institutional networks of the art world.
With this goal in mind, a central task of the center will be to build bridges and stimulate cross-fertilization between different forms of academic and practice-based research within the visual arts and a wide range of other disciplines. The center will contribute to the integration of artistic practice, artistic research, curatorial research, archive-based research, museum practice, exhibition activities and art communication in all its breadth in art research.
Over the past fifteen years, few fields of research and practice have expanded the idea of the scholarly publication more radically than that of practice-based art studies. Print media, digital, exhibitions and both online and in-situ events are now understood and evaluated as practice-based research outcomes from artists, curators and art historians alike. Among other matters relating to practice-based art studies, PASS intends to both explore and contribute to this publishing ecosystem.
Job profile and tasks
The postdoc is expected to conduct practice-based research and development projects directly related to PASS' academic goals in collaboration with the center's core team of artists and academics. The proposed project should address questions concerning methods and practices of 'publication' in art studies. The postdoc is expected to provide reflections on and guidelines for methods and practices of publishing in the field, including print publications, web publications, exhibitions, performances, and events.
Furthermore, the postdoc will be responsible for workshops and other teaching activities aimed at PhD students and practitioners in the field.
More information about the center can be found here: https://pass.ku.dk/
The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies covers a broad range of topics in art and cultural production, cultural theory, cultural history, and cultural dissemination. The Department conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD levels.
Further information about the department can be found at www.artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk
To be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.
The applicant should have conducted significant individual or collaborative research in visual arts and visual culture studies, preferably with a transdisciplinary approach.
In addition to this, the successful applicant is expected to have a professional network of artists, exhibition venues and universities and should exhibit concrete experience in facilitating collaborative partnerships and knowledge development between multiple knowledge practices and institutions.
For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf
For more information about the position, please contact Professor and Head of PASS, Mikkel Bogh (email@example.com.)
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
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The application must be written in English and include the following attachments:
- Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page).
- Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number).
- Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
- Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
- A research plan that includes a brief description of previous research, current research areas and upcoming research as well as expected outcomes (e.g. papers, events, guidelines, exhibitions, publications), and also accounts for experience with research organisation, research collaborations, international relations and any external/intersectoral collaborations (max. three pages).
- Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination.
- Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.
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 of Humanities may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.
Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to ID number 211-1647/23-2I #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). The salary range starts at DKK 36,400, (EUR 4,800,) + 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 read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/
If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : 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 5 January 2024, 23:59 CET
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.
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