Medievalism in Danish Romantic Literature (4+4 or 5+3)

PhD scholarship/fellowship in the field of Medievalism in Danish Romantic Literature (4+4 or 5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Independent Research Fund Denmark, invites applications for a fully-funded PhD scholarship/fellowship in Medievalism in Danish Romantic Literature provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD scholarship/fellowship is available as of 1 January 2018 for a period of up to three years (5+3) and of up to four years (4+4). The candidate who is awarded the scholarship/fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 January 2018. 

The PhD scholarship/fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The collective research project ”Medievalism in Danish Romantic Literature” is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research and located at the Department of Comparative literature. It studies the recirculation and reinvention of the Middle Ages in Danish literature 1750-1850 and its primary objective is to write the literary history of Danish romantic medievalism. The collective project is divided into four subprojects. The current PhD project will focus on the period after 1800 and may deal with medievalist themes in Danish literature, (re)publication of Danish medieval literature, or translations of medievalist literature to or from Danish. The PhD project will result in an individual dissertation, but the candidate is also expected to contribute to the research activities and results of the collective project.

The successful candidate must:

  • Hold an MA degree (or have completed at least 60 ECTS of the Master’s degree programme) in Scandinavian Literature, Comparative Literature or another relevant discipline related to literary studies.
  • Proficiency in Danish
  • Have knowledge of romantic literature and/or medievalism.
  • Be interested in being part of a research team. 

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

The PhD scholar/fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Art, Literature and Cultural Studies.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Communication and Culture’s research programme:
http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

4+4 programme
When you apply for a SU PhD scholarship (4+4), you must be able to document relevant qualifications in the academic area of the PhD project in the form of a Bachelor’s degree and one year of Master’s degree studies or equivalent qualifications. A prerequisite for allocation of SU PhD scholarships is that these qualifications are acquired no later than 31 December 2017.

Applicants who have acquired 60 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination and applicants who will have acquired 60 to 90 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination after the deadline for application can apply for a combined SU and PhD scholarship in the 4+4 scheme. Applicants who have already earned 90 ECTS credits at the time of application should apply for the 5+3 PhD fellowship as long as the Master’s degree programme is completed no later than the day before the PhD enrolment starts.

The duration of Part A of the PhD degree programme depends on the number of ECTS credits earned at the commencement of study. The duration is estimated based on the information in the application about the number of ECTS credits earned and those to be awarded upon satisfactory completion of current courses.

A condition for being allocated a combined SU and PhD scholarship is that the applicant passes this examination prior to the commencement of studies.

SU PhD scholarships are allocated in accordance with the Ministerial Order regarding state educational support (SU), section II: https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=158626 (Danish State Education Grant and Loan Scheme Authority – only in Danish. Please see this page for further information http://www.su.dk/english/).

In connection with the SU PhD scholarship, a PhD scholar can undertake paid work amounting to 280 hours distributed over part A of the studies. Employment in accordance with protocol regarding PhD scholars; agreement regarding payment of PhD students for work carried out in connection with the PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

SU PhD-points and hourly pay: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-part-a-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 December 2017.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the SU PhD scholarship/PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Art, Literature and Cultural Studies:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact Associate professor Lis Møller, School of Communication and Culture, litlm@cc.au.dk, Phone + 45 8716 3032.

Applications for the SU PhD scholarship/PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/

 

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2017 at 23.59 CET
Reference number: 2017-19

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.