University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarship at Department of Anthropology in Denmark

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Дедлайн: 10.01.2018



The Department of Anthropology invites applications for one position as PhD student for a project on the enchantment of nature, starting from 1 April, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to 3 years. 

The position is part of the project Enchanted Ecologies in Scandinavia, funded by the Danish Research Agency, Culture and Communication. The succesful candidate is expected to conduct longterm fieldwork in Denmark, take active part in extended team collaboration (fieldwork, teaching, writing), and take up three months research stay at another European university. 

Deadline for applications is 10 January 2018 at midnight. Employment is to begin on 1 April 2018. 



  • Ethnographic fieldwork experience 
  • Language skills in English and a Scandinavian language 
  • Knowledge of literature relating to the anthropology of religion and/or the anthropology of the environment 
  • Good interpersonal skills 

Terms of employment 

At the time of application, applicants must have an MA degree in anthropology or a closely related discipline from a Danish or international university.  

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level.  

PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching. 

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


Application details 

The application must include:

  • a reserarch proposal (must not exceed 3 pages, app. 8,000 keystrokes) including foot notes, but excluding the literature list
  • a time plan (study plan)
  • a budget
  • a detailed CV (covering both academic and practical work experience)
  • documentation of academic degrees and grades
  • a list of publications (if any), and up to three names of references.

Publications and letters of recommendation should not be submitted. Applicants should carefully read the general information about the terms of being a PhD student in the department, and in particular they are strongly advised to follow the overall guidelines for PhD proposals to the Department, not least in terms of the presentation of methods and the practical feasibility of the study proposed for this position. 

Further information and a copy of the detailed project description which forms the basis for this PhD call can be obtained from associate professor Cecilie Rubow, email


Applications (proposal and all enclosures mentioned) should be submitted through the below link no later than 10 January 2018 at midnight(GMT+1). Personal interviews with prospective candidates may be held. Employment should commence on 1 April 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. 


Application process 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.  

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.  

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant anthropology disciplines. 

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 

5. Department of Anthropology can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question. 

Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment 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 

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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