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 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 Nanna Pedersen at GSST.

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 whether the period cover one or two quarters) when studying abroad as described in the Rules for salaried work. On the below flow chart, you can see how the exemption is calculated based on your stay abroad.

Remember to apply for exemption  by sending an email to PhD Administrator Sofia Rasmussen including:

  • information about where you are going
  • 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. We advice you to use this opportunity at the end of your PhD studies, when you are to write your dissertation. However, notice that we may have to schedule your exemption earlier in your studies to accommodate the department's need for teaching assistants.

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.