Anthropology of colonial and Post-colonial psychiatry jobs – Postdoctoral fellowship in DECOLMAD project, in the Department of English, Germanic and Romance studies (ENGEROM), University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark
Deadline to Apply
May 25, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– History or anthropology of colonial|
– Post-colonial psychiatry
|Salary||DKK 34,622 / Month|
|Workplace||Department of English|
Germanic and Romance studies (ENGEROM)
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
|Contract Period||30 Months|
The successful candidate is expected to work both independently and in collaboration with the research team. He or she should hold a PhD degree in the field of medical humanities, with a focus on the history or anthropology of colonial and post-colonial psychiatry
He or she should have in-depth knowledge of the history of West European psychiatry and its relationships with psychiatric developments in the colonies, and of the history of African and/or Asian psychiatry. Moreover, the candidate will have experience with research in medical and psychiatric archives outside of Europe
Responsibilities/ Job Description
DECOLMAD is a collaborative project, and the postdoctoral researcher will be a core member of a research team which, in addition to the PI, includes two other postdocs and four research assistants.
Within the research team, the candidate will take part in broader intellectual and methodological discussions around the project’s goals and general directions, and will also be expected to design and work on an original research project (either in the form of a monograph or a series of articles). He or she will conduct primary source research in a select range of archives and libraries, analyse the material collected by the team, and take part in designing and implementing oral interviews. Experience with oral interviews and with collaborative work will be an asset.
The postdoc position is a full-time research position and does not involve any teaching obligations. The candidate is also expected to take active part in the academic life of the department.
How to Apply?
- Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format
- Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the top of the page
The application must be submitted in English, accompanied by the following appendices:
- Cover letter detailing
- (a) how the academic qualifications and experience of the applicant meet the requirements for this position and
- (b) how the applicant sees his or her own contribution to the core research questions and goals of DECOLMAD
- Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
- Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
- A complete list of publications (including those accepted for publication).
- Research plan (maximum 3 pages), including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the project’s research goals.
- The applicant’s best publication (or chapter from PhD dissertation).
Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,622 per month, (EUR 4,655) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.
Project PI Ana Antic
Lotte Strandberg (HR)
Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday May 26th, 2021 (GMT+9)