Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology

Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion


Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen  


Subject to necessary grant, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, invites applicants for a permanent position as Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion to be filled by December 14, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.  


Job description  

The position will be located in the Section of Systematic Theology at The Faculty of Theology. Within the Section of Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion constitute a unified field of research, which combines a continental philosophical approach with a concern for new areas and agendas.  


In considering applicants for the professorship, a main emphasis will be on the applicant’s ability to contribute to the field of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion and to further develop and strengthen the field. The successful applicant should have a strong and relevant research agenda with an original and constructive academic production at the highest international level covering several areas of the field as well as an international ambition in the field. The position requires an active engagement in applying for external funding, and involves a commitment to the development of the Section of Systematic Theology. We expect substantial engagement and experience in research-based teaching (including associated examination and supervision) related to the theology programmes at BA, MA and PhD levels and within any new areas of study as well as plans for outreach and communication. The candidate must be willing to be involved in administration and professional services (e.g. assessments and editorial work). Finally, the candidate should have strong communicative and collaborative skills in order to play a leading as well as a supporting role in the daily life of the Section. Regular presence at the Faculty is expected.  


Qualification requirements  

The successful applicant must  

  • have at least a PhD degree in the field of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, and must document a substantial, active research record at the highest international level covering several areas of the field.  

  • document a strong experience in research-based teaching, including associated examination, supervision and academic assessment at BA, MA and PhD levels.  

  • document experience in outreach activities and academic leadership activities.  

  • possess strong communicative and collaborative skills.  

Within a reasonable period of time (max 2 years), a non-Danish-speaking appointee will be required to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact in Danish with colleagues and students.  


Terms of employment  

The candidate will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). In additional to the basic salary, you will receive an annual increment of DKK 53,581.68 (as of 1 December 2017) and a total contribution to your pension fund, equal to 17,1 % of your salary and annual increment.  



Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.  


The application must include the following enclosures:  

  • Letter of motivation  

  • CV, highlighting original academic production, non-successful as well as successful applications for funding and experience with managing research projects  

  • Documentation of degrees/diplomas, etc.  

  • List of Publications  

  • Publications. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than two (2) may be monographs.  

  • Teaching portfolio. For more information regarding the expected contents of the teaching portfolio, applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen.  

  • Plan for research (a. planned research activities, b. funding strategies and c. planned outreach and communication activities).  

  • Co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant's share of these works, must be submitted.  

Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication.  


Application procedure  

The application, appendixes and the submitted scientific publications MUST be uploaded electronically using the link below. We advise you to have the above mentioned documents ready before you begin to fill out your online application, and it is essential that all required documents are enclosed.  


We will not accept submitted scientific publications by ordinary post.  


An automatically generated message is sent out acknowledging receipt of the uploaded application.  


Applicants will be kept informed about the process of the application procedure on a regular basis via email.  


Following the application deadline, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants are selected on the basis of an overall assessment of the applicants that best match the recruitment needs of the Faculty as described in this advertisement for the post. This is compared with the applicant's research and teaching profile as set out in the application, CV incl. list of publication, teaching portfolio and any research/development plan.  


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 when the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicants themselves.  


According to the University of Copenhagen’s “Action Plan for Career, Gender and Quality – Equal Opportunities in Research and Management” there is to be at least one applicant of each gender before a position can be filled.  


University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.  


For further information about the position please contact head of section Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen +45 40450914.  

For information about the recruitment process please contact academic officer Rikke Dall, phone: +45 35 33 26 83, e-mail:, please refer to ID number 6980.  


Application deadline  

Applications must be submitted by 5 June 2018, 23:59 GMT+1  


Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.  


If your application does not include all the required supporting documents, your application will be rejected and will not be considered by the assessment committee.  

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