2 PhD Fellowships at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2019: Apply now

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Two PhD Fellowhips at the Faculty of Theology

Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hearby announces that one three-year PhD scholarship and one friplads within all research areas of the Faculty will be available from 15 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. (A friplads entails a position in which all tuition/administrative costs are covered by the Faculty, but no additional funds are available.) The granting of a scholarship or friplads carries with it enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of the Faculty of Theology.
Deadline for applications 15 September 2018.
To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Theology or any other relevant Master’s degree including African Studies or similar qualifications. Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar.
The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship holder is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period. The scholarship holder must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment.
Application 
The application must be submitted using a special form (see link at bottom of page). The application must be accompanied by the following appendices (scanned electronically):
  • Documentation for the Master’s degree
  • A short CV
  • A project description
  • A draft outline of the study programme and
  • A budget for the three years of study.
If available, the following documents should also be submitted as appendices:
  • Master’s thesis (including thesis assessment) and
  • list of publications.
Application and documentation can be submitted either in Danish or in English.
The project description must contain a description of the planned research project (max. 5 pages/12.000 key strokes incl. spaces), and the draft outline of the study programme must be a realistic plan for the fulfillment of requirements under the Ministerial Order on PhD degrees with regard to participation in courses and periods of study at other institutions.  The Faculty expects the project to be kept within the usual annuum for a PhD fellowship, but any other major expenses must be mentioned explicitly in the application (e.g. travelling, field work, equipment, or external expert assistance necessary for the project).
The University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications for the scholarship/the friplads from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application procedure  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment
  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project description.
  • Quality and feasibility of the project.
  • Qualifications in relevant disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
  • The Faculty can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question.
All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.
The Ministerial Order on PhD degrees and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the faculty homepage at:  https://www.teol.ku.dk/ or by contacting the Faculty of Theology, Købmagergade 44-46, DK-1150 Copenhagen K. If you have questions concerning the PhD scholarship/the friplads, please contact Head of the PhD school Carsten Pallesen (cp@teol.ku.dk). If you have technical questions concerning your application, please contact Birgitte Boas Hein (bibh@hrsc.ku.dk).
How to Apply  
Application deadline: 15 September 2018. Please, submit the application with documentation for Master’s degrees, CV and other appendices via the link below.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned, and collected into one file. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

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