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Salaried work

As a PhD student you are supposed to do salaried work for the department. Read about the rules here, specifically Sections 4.5. Per default you will be informed when teaching assistant tasks will be assigned, and you can indicate your preferences. If you want to do any alternative work during future quarters you must apply to and get acceptance from the PhD committee beforehand.

At https://services.brics.dk/java/gonzales/#/portfolio you can get an overview of assigned and remaining working hours. Please be aware of keeping your working hours balanced cf. your contract before/after your qualification exam.

If you do not fulfill your teaching obligations cf. your contract, you will have a reduction of 1/6 of your salary. If you wish not to teach a semester, please contact PhD partner Maia Monod at GSST, before teaching assignments are assigned.

Exemption from salaried work while abroad

You may be exempted from some of your salaried work without salary reduction (70 or 140 hours depending on the length of your stay abroad, as described in the Rules for salaried work. On the below flow chart from the GSST rules and regulations, you can see how the exemption is calculated.

Remember to apply for exemption  by sending an email to PhD partner Nanna M. E. Pedersen including:

  • name of host institution
  • the exact period of your stay
  • approval of the stay abroad from your main supervisor and the chair of the PhD committee

Once approved, the hours you will be exempted for will be extracted from your teaching portfolio, and you must update your PhD plan.

One semester's exemption for all

All PhD fellows can be granted one semester’s exemption from the salaried work without reduction in payment. From March 2016, 140 hours of exemption will be extracted from your teaching portfolio when you start working at the Department. So you do not need to take any action to get the exemption registered. If you have any questions, send an email to PhD administrator Sofia Rasmussen.

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