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Scholarships at the University of Copenhagen Location: Copenhagen - Denmark DL: 2 November 2011


8 PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities
Subject Areas
1. Literacy knowledge and development

The research theme “Literacy knowledge and development” may be part of one or more of the department’s (INSS’s) strategic research and educational programs concerning abilities and difficulties with written language, possibly in collaboration with a “university college” (‘professionshøjskole’). The applicant’s project should focus on at least one of the following themes:
Spelling as a path to orthographic knowledge,
The relationship between orthographic knowledge and outcomes of independent reading,
The relationship between independent reading, vocabulary, and development of reading comprehension.

Depending on the topic, the PhD student will be affiliated with a research centre or a research group at the department, the PhD student may also make use of an existing collaboration agreement with a “university college”.

For further information please contact PhD Coordinator Associate Professor Marianne Stidsen, tel. 45 - 35 32 83 40.

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2. Expertise, Media and Acquisition of Knowledge

The research theme “Expertise, Media and Acquisition of Knowledge” is part of the research priority areas of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.

Applicants' project proposal must focus on at least one of the following themes:
Formation of opinion and use of expertise in the media
Roles of experts and norms for utterances in public debates in the media
Empirical studies of forms of acquisition of knowledge and learning in social network media

The PhD scholar will be affiliated with one of the PhD Programmes with relevance to the Department , e.g. the PhD Programme in Media and Communication (see http://phd.hum.ku.dk/mediacom/) or the PhD Programme in Philosophy (see http://phd.hum.ku.dk/philosophy/) and one or more of the research centres or research priority areas of the Department, see http://mcc.ku.dk/research/

Further information is available from PhD coordinator, Professor Vincent F. Hendricks, phone +45 35329398, email vincent@hum.ku.dk. Department website: http://mef.ku.dk/

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3.”The Ancient World and its later reception” and”Colonialism, Imperialism and Transnational Connections”

The two research fields ”The Ancient World and its later reception” and ”Colonialism, Imperialism and Transnational Connections” are part of the strategic research commitment of the Saxo Institute. Projects within these two fields in one of -or across - the subject areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History are welcomed.

The field ”The Ancient World and its later reception” covers projects dealing with all aspects of the Ancient World and projects engaging in all forms of later understanding of the Ancient World. The Saxo Institute hosts a broad spectrum of supervisor expertise within this field.
The field ”Colonialism, Imperialism and Transnational Connections” covers all forms of connections between Europe or Europeans and the rest of the World from 2000 BC to the present. , including specific Colonial/Imperial projects. Within this field applicants should investigate in advance if the Saxo Institute has a Supervisor with the necessary expertise within the proposed research area.

For additional information, please contact the head of the research training programme Saxo/CPH – research training programme within the fields of Pre-historic and Classical Archaeology, European Ethnology, Greek and Latin Philology and History, Associate Professor, dr. phil. Bo Fritzbøger, Phone: 35328258, mailto:bofritz@hum.ku.dk, Saxo-Instituttet, Københavns Universitet, Njalsgade 80, DK 2300 København S, http://saxo.ku.dk/

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4. Cultural memory and the construction of identities in the modern world

The research topic "Cultural memory and the construction of identities in the modern world" is part of the Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies strategic research initiative on Cultural Heritage Understanding.

Project proposals could focus on but should not be limited to one or more of the following topics:
Linguistics
Religion
Education and the national canon

Preference will be given to a proposal that falls within or across the subject areas of religion, comparative cultural studies, minority studies, Middle Eastern studies, Asian studies, Eastern European studies, Eskimology and Arctic studies and Mesoamerican language and culture. Applicants should investigate in advance if the Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies has a Supervisor with the necessary expertise within the proposed research area.

For further information, please contact the head of the PhD programme, Professor Catharina Raudvere, raudvere@hum.ku.dk, tel.: +45 35 32 94 14. Website of the department: http://ccrs.ku.dk/

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5. Transnational and Migration Studies


“Transnational and Migration Studies” are part of a strategic research initiative at the Department of English, German and Romance Studies. Project proposals must focus on movements across boundaries between at least one of the following
Countries and/or regions
Languages
Cultures
Literatures
Historical periods
Academic disciplines

Proposals must fall within or between English and American Studies, German Studies, Romance Studies and its constituent languages, Latin American Studies, Postcolonial Studies and European Studies. Candidates are normally expected to have a background or hold a degree in one of the areas specified above. However, candidates with different suitable backgrounds may also be considered, provided their projects fit within the profile of the PhD Programme in Transnational and Migration Studies.

For further information please contact PhD Coordinator, Professor Charles Lock, lock@hum.ku.dk, tel. 45-35328622, Website of the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies: http://english.engerom.ku.dk/

Please consult TRAMS website for further information http://phd.hum.ku.dk/trams/

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6. Globalisation in practice

The research topic "Globalisation in practice" forms part of the strategic research initiative "Globalisation and Cultural Encounters" at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.
Project proposals must address research questions within the thematic framework of the research initiative and include practice-based elements in one or more of the following fields:
Artistic practice
Curatorial practice
Pedagogical practice
Political practice

For additional information please contact Head of PhD Programme, Associate Professor Frederik Tygstrup (frederik@hum.ku.dk) tel. +45 2875 8207. Website of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies: http://artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk/

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7. Primary Sources for the Study of the Scandinavian Languages

The research topic "Primary Sources for the Study of the Scandinavian Languages" is part of a strategic research initiative focusing on modern methods in the analysis of primary sources pertaining to the study of the Scandinavian languages, contemporary as well as historical.
The aim of the strategic research initiative is to further the study of the materials in the collections of the Department of Scandinavian Research, preferably as relates to existing projects.

Project proposals must focus on at least one of the following topics:
Lexicography
Spoken Danish
Scholarly editing

The recipient of a PhD scholarship will be affiliated with one of the Institute's three sections, the Section for Name Research, Section for Dialectology or the Arnamagnæan Institute. For further information please contact the PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Michael Lerche Nielsen (lerche@hum.ku.dk), tel. +45 35 32 85 66. Website of the Department of Scandinavian Research: http://nfi.ku.dk/english/

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8. Language Technology

Applications are invited for the strategic research areas for Centre for Language Technology:
Methods and tools for the creation, annotation and exploitation of language resources, in particular for Danish.
Cognitive models of linguistic phenomena, i.a. models of multimodal communication.
Information retrieval, knowledge representation and reasoning.
Multilingual language technology, i.a. statistical and rule-based machine translation (SMT, RBMT or combinations).

Applicants’ proposals have to focus on at least one of the above areas. The PhD student will be affiliated with one of the centre’s research teams.

For more information, please contact PhD coordinator professor Bolette Sandford Pedersen (bspedersen@hum.ku.dk), phone +45 35 32 90 78. CST’s website http://cst.ku.dk/english/

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Application procedure

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 August 2012. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available at: http://www.studyindenmark.dk/

Employment as a PhD scholar occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD student is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the course of a three-year contract.

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the person in question (read: the applicant) does not already have a PhD degree.

For further information please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) as well the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (in Danish): https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=121507#B6

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities' Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar. A description of the PhD study programme is available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/

Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system PeopleXS (link follows shortly).

The following enclosures to the application must be submitted:
A copy of the applicant's Master degree diploma
A copy of the applicant’s transcript of records
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

Please note that in case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement from your university that declares that you have been awarded the master degree.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:
a Danish state-authorized translator and interpreter
or the embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
or a Danish consulate/embassy

Furthermore you need to document proficiency in English. For information about the specific language requirements and applicants who are exempt from these requirements, please read more on the PhD website.

The applicant may be asked to submit any missing documents after the application deadline.
Please note that the research proposal must not exceed 12,000 characters in Microsoft Word (including spacing, footnotes and references, but not including bibliography). Please specify the amount of characters used at the top (left/right) of your research proposal. Do not submit any publications, recommendations or your Master thesis.

The PhD Centre reserves the right to administratively dismiss applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements.

For Chinese applicants from the People’s Republic of China a CADGEDC certificate is needed. The China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee (CADGEEC) is a special committee subordinate to the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Association. CADGEEC webpage: http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwweben/xw_cr.jsp

Guidelines on how to make a research proposal and information about required enclosures are available at our homepage: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/how_to_apply/

Application deadline: 2 November 2011 at 12 noon (Central European Time)

No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion. For any further questions, please contact the PhD Centre by e-mail (phdcenter@hum.ku.dk ) or tel. +45 24 94 25 54 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00 and 12.00).