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Aalborg University - The Faculty of Social Sciences

Aalborg University - The Faculty of Social Sciences

Indrykket 16-06-2017

PhD position in the European Central Middle Ages (2017-224-01492)

Position No.


At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Culture and Global Studies, a PhD scholarship in the European Central Middle Ages is open for appointment on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible.


Job description
The successful applicant will be working on a project which focuses on the history of Latin Christendom in the Central Middle Ages (c. 1000-1250). She/he will be affiliated with the research group Cultural Encounters in Pre-modern Societies and applications which complement the research of the members of this research group will be especially welcome. These research areas are: 

  1. Religious communication in the Central Middle Ages and discources on body, landscape and Otherness

  2. Maritime history 

  3. The history of violence and coercion


The teaching portion of the stipend will be allocated to the BA and MA programs in History, primarily the parts of these curricula related to the medieval history disciplines. A minor portion of the teaching may be allocated to other programs in the department, such as Cultural Studies


For information about the research profile of the Department and more, please consult the website at: www.cgs.aau.dk/.


Qualification requirements
Strong academic qualifications reflected in your Master thesis or equivalent corresponding to grade A or B+.


The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Masters degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward a copy of their thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.


The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (only available in Danish), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place.


Application requirements

  • letter of motivation

  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas

  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in

  • curriculum vitae

  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts

  • foreign applicants must forward verified IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with at Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Canada

  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicants contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.

  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.


The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the "apply online" function.


The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.


You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from associate professor Bo Poulsen e-mail: bpoulsen@cgs.aau.dk phone: +45 2058 2859


If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Anne Lone Bråten e-mail: alb@adm.aau.dk




Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.




Aalborg University (AAU) conducts teaching and research to the highest level in the fields of humanities, engineering, and natural, health, and social sciences.




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