The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two, 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships to be filled by September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Saxo Institute at the Faculty of Humanities includes study and research activities within the subject areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History
For questions regarding the Department's research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Niklas Olsen,
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
The position includes teaching obligations.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:
• A copy of the applicant's Master's degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
• A copy of the applicant's Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
• A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree diploma
• A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
• A state-authorized translator and interpreter
• The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
• A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
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The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: email@example.com.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.