Postdoc in the mediated cultural history of Viagra University of Southern Denmark, Department for the Study of Culture Denmark

Postdoc in the mediated cultural history of Viagra

 

The Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position within the research project Medicine Man: Media Assemblages of Medicalized Masculinity, starting Jan 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

 

Job description


The selected candidate will do research within the subproject of “Pleasure and desire” concerning the medicalization that middle-aged men undertake in order to enhance their sexual performance. 

He/she is expected to;
1) contribute to the internet history of male medicalization by tracing the rise of Viagra through a content analysis of an archive of spam mails (e.g. https://archive.org/details/untroubled_spam_archive) and

2) to investigate changes in discourse in mentions of Viagra in Danish and American news outlets. An outcome of two articles in internationally acknowledged journals is expected.

The job description will be mainly research, additionally will be teaching to a certain extent and other tasks to a limited extent. The university will determine the distribution between the various tasks. The extent of the tasks can vary over time.

An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.  Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

Required qualifications
Major requirements
- A PhD-degree in gender, digital media, cultural studies or similar.
- A proven interest in the fundamentals of gender studies and/or research on medicalization.
- A detailed research plan including a description of the suggested analytical approach to the subject matter and publication strategies.



Further information about the position is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: 6550 1451, email pkha@sdu.dk or Associate Professor Karen Hvidtfeldt at phone: 6550 3466, email hvidtfeldt@sdu.dk.

 

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019. Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period. 

To qualify for the position you must have completed a PhD-degree by the application deadline.

An application must include:

 

  • Application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Certificates/Diplomas

  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach a Teaching portfolio

  • List of publications indicating the publications attached

  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.


Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.  

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be a postdoc.  An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.  

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. 

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. 

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that if shortlisting is used in the process, not all applicants will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”, and The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


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