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PhD scholarship on Islam in Arab Media 

NB: the application deadline was in March 2010 and the candidate has been selected.

The Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD scholarship expected to begin 1 October 2010 within the following area:

Islam in Arab Media: The project proposal should have a special emphasis on how various expressions of Islam affect the Arab Media, or vice versa. Potential studies could take up production environments, e.g. specific TV channels or web portals. It could also be centred on particular genres, media-personalities or audiences. Studies within the role of Islam in selected media on the Arabian Peninsula are particularly welcome.

The PhD project is financed by the New Islamic Public Sphere Programme (CNIO) at the Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. The selected candidate will be affiliated with and receive supervision from the staff at CNIO.

It is expected that the applicant has a thorough knowledge of Arabic and English. The thesis may be written in Danish or English. The PhD program is a three year program.

The PhD candidate will be employed at the Faculty of Humanities and will be enrolled at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities.
For more information on CNIO see http://islamicpublicsphere.hum.ku.dk/.

The contact person is Professor Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (jsp@hum.ku.dk).

Application procedure

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 30 September 2010. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master's programme. Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if their Master's degree of the applicant is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available at: http://www.studyindenmark.dk/

Employment as a PhD scholar occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD scholar is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities' Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar. A description of the PhD study programme is available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/

Applications shall be submitted via the electronic application system efond. Do not submit any publications. Application form and application guidelines on research proposal and required enclosures are available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/Announcements/

A certified copy of the applicant's Master's Degree diploma needs to be submitted as one of the enclosures to the application. Certification shall be by a public authority such as the institution having issued the diploma or a public bureau specializing in diploma certification. The applicant may be asked to submit the originally certified copy of the Master's Degree diploma after the application deadline.

Closing date for applications: 23 March 2010 at 12 noon (Central European time). No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities welcomes applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
For any further questions contact the PhD Centre (phdcenter@hum.ku.dk) tel. +45 3532 9223.

 

Two PhD fellowships on Arabic Media Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

NB: the application deadline was in April 2009 and the candidates have been selected.

The Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for 2 PhD fellowships expected to begin on September 1st 2009 within the following areas:
1) Syrian TV-serials: Since the early 1990s, a private Syrian TV industry has emerged producing serials for Arab satellite TV. The PhD project proposal should be centered on this new phenomenon. The project can analyze the production environment, the production and content of the serials themselves, or the reception of the serials by Arab audiences.

This PhD fellowship is co-financed by the new Islamic Public Sphere Programme (CNIO), the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute in Damascus, Syria. The selected candidate will primarily be affiliated with the Danish Institute in Damascus where most of the allotted work that the candidate has to fulfil will take place. The selected candidate will also be affiliated with and receive supervision from the staff at CNIO.
2) Islam in Arab Media: The project proposal should have a special emphasis on how various expressions of Islam affect the Arab Media. Potential studies could take up production environments, e.g. specific TV channels or web portals. It could also be centred on particular genres, media-personalities or audiences.

This PhD fellowship is financed by the New Islamic Public Sphere Programme (CNIO) at the Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. The selected candidate will be affiliated with and receive supervision from the staff at CNIO.
It is expected that the applicants for both fellowships have a thorough knowledge of Arabic and English. The thesis may be written in Danish or English. The PhD program is a three year program.

Both PhD candidates will be employed at the Faculty of Humanities and will be enrolled at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities.

For more information on CNIO see http://islamicpublicsphere.hum.ku.dk.
Contact person is Professor Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (jsp@hum.ku.dk).

For more information on the Danish Institute in Damascus see http://www.damaskus.dk .
Contact person is Director HC Korsholm Nielsen (did@aloola.sy).

Application procedure

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 August, 2009. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master's program.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by CIRIUS to establish, if their Master's degree of the applicant is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. More information about CIRIUS is available at: http://www.studyindenmark.dk/
The PhD fellow will be employed at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. Enrolment as a PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities' Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD fellow. A description of the PhD study program is available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/
Employment as a PhD fellow occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD fellow is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.
Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form, which also stipulates the required enclosures to attach. Do not submit any written work such as articles or books. Application form and application guidelines are available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/fellowships/
A certified copy of the applicant's Master's Degree diploma needs to be submitted as an enclosure to the application. Certification shall be by a public authority such as the institution having issued the diploma or a public bureau specializing in diploma certification. The applicant may be asked to submit the originally certified copy of the Master's Degree diploma after the application deadline.

The application including all enclosures is to be submitted as a single pdf-file to phdcenter@hum.ku.dk. Please write "PhD Fellowship - Syrian TV-series" or "PhD Fellowship - Islam in Arab Media" in the subject area of the email.

Application deadline is 15 April, 2009 at 12 noon Central European time. No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline. As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
For any further questions in relation to the application procedure please contact the PhD Centre, tel. +45 35 32 92 23, e-mail: phdcenter@hum.ku.dk, Room 10.1.22, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.