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Postdoctoral positions under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’, University of Copenhagen

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on March 13, 2009

Faculty of Humanities & Faculty of Social Sciences

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions under the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen. One position will be based at the Faculty of Humanities, the other position at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The positions are 2-year appointments, but can be extended to 3 years, if the departments in question agree to finance one extra year. In that case, the employment will include teaching and completion of the teacher training programme (adjunktpædagogikum). Applicants are asked to contact the relevant department to settle the terms of employment prior to handing in the application. Expected date of appointment is 1 August 2009 or soon thereafter.

 

The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) is a cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies.

Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. It is expected that the candidates have a research project that relates to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

 

The positions require a PhD degree or similar qualifications. The terms of employment and salary are subject to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on the employment of academics in state service.

 

Further information can be obtained from Marie Yoshida, Coordinator of ADI at marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk

Application deadline is 15 April, 2009 at 12 noon CET.

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