Department of Sociology seeking new student assistants

Who are we

At the UCPH Department of Sociology, the PolarVis EU-Chanse project studies visual and affective persuasion through images of climate change online. Read about our team and the PolarVis project here

Work tasks

The tasks are in the field of social movement activism, climate/environmental activism. Part of the tasks is to support team research on international climate activists, focusing on construction of and relation to “authenticity” in relation to nature. You will be helping with:

  • transcribing interviews (individual, group-based, semi and fully structured) as well as finding potential interviewees, locally and internationally

We envisage that you have

  • experience in transcribing, carrying out interviews (individual, group-based, semi and fully structured) as well as finding potential interviewees, locally and internationally
  • English and Swedish language skills

Wage and working hours

On average, you are expected to work 5 hours per week.

The period of employment begins as soon as possible and is time limited to 30 June 2025.

The employment is made in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisations of Public Employees – governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) and under the Professional Agreement for clerical employees, laboratory technicians and IT officers in the state. The minimum wage is DKK 140,56 (1 april 2024-level). Your salary will be based on seniority.

To be considered for the position, you must be enrolled as a student at university level.


Interested applicants should submit a concise application, which includes their CV, enrollment certificate and academic transcripts.

The deadline for applications is 23 July 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the expiration of the application deadline.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and invites all qualified applicants regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Further information

Should you require any further information regarding the position, please feel free to contact Nicole Doerr,


UCPH is in the process of designing a new shared administrative organisation at UCPH, which is expected to lead to changes within the next 12 - 18 months. The purpose of the administrative reform is, among other things, to strengthen cross-organisational cooperation, increase efficiency, and ensure good career paths for administrative staff members at UCPH. The reform will lead to cutbacks on administration. You are encouraged to contact Nicole Doerr, to learn more about the connection between this position and the administrative reform.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Nicole Doerr


Application deadline: 23-07-2024
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Sociologisk Institut

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