Postdoc in movement practicing and affectivity

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The Research Unit of Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS) , Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics , invites applications for a position as postdoc in movement practicing and affectivity to be filled from 15 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and for a period of 6 months.

The position will hold the possibility of prolongation involving an increased obligation concerning teaching responsibility.

MoCS works with humanities and social science research. MOVEMENT is at the heart of the unit's understanding of human life as well as the CULTURAL and SOCIETAL relationships that shape and frame human development. MoCS conducts research on and with people. This research is strongly based on empirical approaches to the analysis of different levels and forms of movement.

- With a strong interdisciplinary profile MoCS contributes to phenomenological clarifications and understandings of the fundamental importance of movement to embodiment, consciousness and interpersonal relationships.

- With cultural theoretical approaches, MoCS involves in critical analysis of current movement cultures and health understandings. Some of these analyses include historical-sociological approaches.

The postdoc will be expected to participate in the project: “Being moved to move – clarifying affectivity dimensions in movement practices”. The project focuses on affectivity as an embodied aspect of our involvement in movement practices. Affectivity is understood as our embodied capacity to be affected and touched in a meaningful way. A capacity, which in accordance with our sensorimotor system, works in extended ways and can be environmentally supported. Concretely and in selected fields of practices, counting dance, yoga, boxing, parkour and eSports, MoCS investigate affective aspects that characterize the ways we are involved and caught up in the practice.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD degree and to be able to present a research plan detailing ideas and plans for her/his future research work as part of the MoCS project (max 2 pages).

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Unit, associate professor, Susanne Ravn, telephone +45 6550 3468, e-mail or from the Head of the Department Jørgen Povlsen, telephone +45 6550 3451, email

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV (max. 3 pages)
• degree certificates (inclusive of PhD-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work as part of the MoCS project (max 2 pages). 

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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