Virat: Postdoc Position in Copenhagen

Faculty of Theology
University of Copenhagen

1 Post-doc scholarship open at the Centre for Naturalism & Christian Semantics (CNCS).

Subject to the necessary grant, the Centre for Naturalism & Christian Semantics at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen gives notice of a Post-doc scholarship.

The scholarship is for two years and is planned to start on 1st February, 2010. Applications are invited for research on naturalistic challenges to central Christian ideas of God and human nature. Preference will be given to research proposals that evidence a philosophical capacity to investigate scientific and theological explanations of the evolution of human cognition, including ideas of divinity.

Appointment as a post.doc researcher requires academic qualifications at PhD level. Applications must include documentation on the applicant’s education, employment, research contribution, and teaching experience. A complete, numbered list of publications must be included. Up to five publications that the application particularly relies upon should be stated. The applicant cannot require the panel of evaluators to ignore the applicant’s other publications.
The publications cited must be sent with the application. If the panel of evaluators finds it necessary to look at other material, the applicant will be informed and required to send what is requested. If material is enclosed that is the product of group work, the extent and character of the applicant’s share in each text must be made clear in the application.

All material must be sent in four copies.

The appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement on state-employed academics in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), and the salary will be determined by seniority plus an annual superannuable assistant professor supplement of DKK 45,793.53 (as per 1st April 2007).

After the deadline for applications, a panel of qualified judges will be established. Applicants will be informed who is on the panel. When the panel has made its decision, every applicant will be sent that part of the evaluation that concerns him or her. Before the faculty (the Dean) can make a decision on the appointment, a meeting must be held with one (or possibly several) of the applicants that the panel has judged to be qualified. At the meeting (or meetings) the faculty will be represented by the Dean, the Chairman of the assessment panel, and the Head of the Centre.

Any questions can be addressed by telephone to Niels Christian Tolvang-Nielsen on (+45) 3532 3605 or to Prof. Niels Henrik Gregersen on (+45) 3532 3681/nhg(a) Information about the Centre is available on Further information on the place of work can be found on the Faculty’s website at

Applications must have been received by the Faculty of Theology by 12 noon on 1st December, 2009 marked 211-0044/09-1110.