The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks excellent candidates for one or more positions as Researcher in defence, security, and strategic studies at the Centre for Military Studies.
The position(s) is available from 1st May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Appointment as Researcher is a three-year position.
Applications are sought from eminent candidates, who have experience with research and teaching within the field of defence, security, strategic and military studies. We define national security and strategy in broad terms and welcome applications from Researchers with backgrounds in political science and other relevant disciplines. Applicants with experience in applied research in foreign, security, or defence policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate(s) will have a strong commitment to both excellence and relevance.
Based in the Department of Political Science, the Centre for Military Studies is a university research centre focusing on research in defence, security, and strategic studies. In order to provide new knowledge and to identify relevant strategic options for Denmark in particular, we conduct both curiosity-driven and problem-driven independent research. The Centre works closely with the Danish Ministry of Defence, the Danish Armed Forces and other national and international stakeholders when investigating issues and developing ideas and options. As a fully integrated part of the Department of Political Science, the Centre takes part in teaching and research activities at the Department. For more information, please consult our webpage: https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting world-class research and teaching. A Researcher also has administrative responsibilities.
As Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies the general duties are:
The weighting of the different duties may vary periodically, but the successful candidate can expect to spend most of his/her time doing research and specific studies including applied research for the Danish Ministry of Defence and the political parties to the Defence Agreement. A limited amount of teaching is also to be expected even if this is not primarily a teaching position.
Your Competencies and Opportunities
In order to be assessed qualified for a Researcher position at the University of Copenhagen, the candidate must meet the University’s criteria of academic merit.
Six overall criteria apply for Researcher appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.
You can read more about the criteria for recognising merit for Researchers: here
Researcher essential qualifications:
To be qualified for the position the applicant must have a PhD in Political Science or equivalent academic qualifications as well as:
We will expect candidates to present a clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that will result in further world-leading publications, external research funding as well as a commitment to innovate teaching and approaches to societal impact.
Besides these essential qualifications, it is a plus if the candidate has:
Danish language qualifications are an advantage but not a requirement.
Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:
For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/. The Department of Political Science has a strategy, as well. You can read the Department’s strategy here https://polsci.ku.dk/bilag/StrategiFinalVersion.pdf.
Terms of Employment
The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR Rusan Elmazi, e-mail:email@example.com, please refer to ID number: 211-0025/20-2P.
Additional information about the position can be obtained from the Director at the Centre for Military Studies Henrik Breitenbauch (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +45 60870608), or Deputy Director Kristian Søby Kristensen (e-mail: email@example.com, phone: +45 28729017)
How to Apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply.
Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:
Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly specified. The hiring committee may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 CET, 1st November 2020.
Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.Continue reading
|Title||Researcher(s) to the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen|
|Employer||University of Copenhagen|
|Job location||Studiestræde, 1455 København|
|Published||September 25, 2020|
|Application deadline||November 1, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Politics,   Conflict Processes,   International Security and Arms Control,   National Politics  |