Postdoc in Literary Studies on Aging and Population Dynamic

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    Syddansk Universitet - University of Southern Denmark
    Biological sciences
    Cultural studies
    Ethics in health sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    20/12/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Denmark › Odense


Applications are invited at the Department for the Study of Culture in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark in Odense for a 2-year Postdoc in Literary Studies on Aging and Population Dynamics (with the possibility of up to a 2-year extension).

The post doc will be attached to CPop - The SDU Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics and will be a member of the Uses of Literature research group at the Department for the Study of Culture in the Faculty of the Humanities. The Department for the Study of Culture carries out research, teaching and communication in Cultural studies, Education, Literature, Media Studies and Philosophy. Further information about the department can be found on http://www.sdu.dk/ikv

Job description

The selected candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research team counting Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences as well as Humanities and most of his/her research activity is expected to focus on interdisciplinary research to be published in interdisciplinary journals.

Applicants with projects that in addition can strengthen the research strategy and future development of the Uses of Literature research group will be preferred. Special focal areas of the Uses of Literature group are health, aging, society as well as the development of new methods of literary studies to investigate those focal areas. Applicants are especially encouraged to include methodology inspired by digital humanities in their research proposal and/or to consider the topic of grandparenthood in the light of its present cultural transformations.

The position involves research, teaching, supervision and communication, and participation in external collaboration. It also involves administration, as negotiated.

Required qualifications

Major requirements

- A PhD-degree in European and/or North American literary studies.

- A proven interest in the fundamentals of literary and cultural studies and/or aging research

- A detailed research plan with emphasis on interdisciplinarity and a vision for research dissemination and impact also beyond the academic context.

Candidates should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising students and researchers.

Other requirements

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Excellent analytical abilities

- Fluent English language skills

- Capable of working independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams

- A strong team player

Further information about the position is available from Head of Department, Anne Jensen, phone: +45 60113145 - email: anne.jensen@sdu.dk or Professor Peter Simonsen, phone +45 30134773 - email: petsim@sdu.dk.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessment panel. All applicants will be informed of the panel’s assessment individually.

An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The appointment is made in accordance with contractual agreements between the Ministry of Finance and AC, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2012

Applications should be sent electronically via the link ‘Søg stilling online’ (‘apply online’) at the bottom of this page. Attached files should be in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Each block of the application form can contain one file of no more than 20 Mb.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Only publications in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

The application should include:

• Cover letter

• CV

• Examination certificates

• Publications list with statement of which academic work is attached

• Up to three most relevant works. A pdf file is attached for each publication.

• A detailed research plan

Any declaration of co-authorship should be part of this pdf file.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

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

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Deadline for application:

December 20, 2018

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EURAXESS offer ID: 353749


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