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Associate professor (lektor) in international business communication in English 940430

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in international business communication in English at the School of Communication and Culture.
 
The appointment is tenured, and begins on 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
The position
The position is at the Department of English, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and involves research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange related to international business communication in English.

More specifically, we are looking for a dedicated applicant who has contributed to research in areas such as international business communication, translation studies and discourse analysis. Applicants must also be qualified to teach core courses at BA and MA levels that include such topics as international business communication in English, professional text production in English (including translation between Danish and English), global Englishes, English syntax and semantics, English discourse analysis, and politics and culture in the UK and the US. Finally, the successful applicant must be able to teach BA and MA electives in subjects related to their area of research within the field of international business communication in English.

A position as associate professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis, which will contribute to the School of Communication and Culture’s goal of strengthening its strategic efforts to establish one of the best language and communication research environments in the Nordic countries.

All teaching at the Department of English is in English, so applicants must have native or near-native command of English. 

If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be required to acquire sufficient Danish within two years of commencing the appointment to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent research environment, the person appointed is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.
 
Research
The successful applicant is expected to pursue her or his own research in fields such as international business communication in English, translation studies and discourse analysis and is required to publish internationally within these fields. The Department of English and other departments at Aarhus University offer numerous opportunities for research collaboration. The School of Communication and Culture places emphasis on peer-reviewed research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration with internal and external partners, and the attraction of external research funding.
 
Teaching
The position includes research-based teaching at the BA and MA levels in English. As noted above, courses cover such topics as international business communication, professional text production (including translation), global Englishes, syntax and semantics, and politics, culture and discourse analysis. Responsibilities also include teaching interdisciplinary courses for students at the Department of English and possibly at the School of Communication and Culture as a whole, including relevant courses in intercultural studies for which the Department of English is responsible. Teaching responsibilities include individual and group supervision at all levels.
 
Talent development
The successful applicant will be expected to provide academic guidance for students at the BA, MA and PhD level as well as supervising assistant professors (adjunkter).
 
Knowledge exchange
The successful applicant is expected to engage in knowledge exchange activities with various sectors of society outside the university. The appointee is also expected to contribute to the general public debate in areas related to his or her expertise.
 
Qualifications required
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent qualifications and possess research qualifications and teaching skills corresponding to those obtained after the successful completion of a period of employment as an assistant professor, although equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:
  • a record of international peer-reviewed research publications within fields such as international business communication in English, translation studies and English discourse analysis
  • the potential to develop interdisciplinary research projects within fields such as international business communication in English and translation studies
  • experience of applying for external funding
  • international research conference participation
  • successful experience of talent development and knowledge exchange
  • relevant and successful teaching experience at university level in fields such as international business communication in English, translation studies and English discourse analysis
  • a record of applying innovative teaching methods that develop students’ collaborative involvement and reflective practices
  • native or near-native command of English and Danish
Further information please contact associate professor Sandro Nielsen,sn@cc.au.dk
 
The Department of English at the School of Communication and Culture
The Department of English is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and it currently employs over 40 full-time academic staff, a growing community of PhD students and postdocs, and a number of part-time lecturers. Its highly internationally oriented staff pursue a diversity of research interests characterised by research disciplines – literature, linguistics, lexicography, translation, business communication, and history, society and culture – as well as geographical areas of focus, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States and Canada. The department also hosts three centres: the American Studies Center Aarhus, the Canadian Studies Centre, and the Centre for Irish Studies in Aarhus.
 
School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school and its many activities here on our website.
 
The School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian studies, Western European languages and cultures, knowledge communication, international business communication, business languages and the arts and aesthetics. The School of Communication and Culture hosts a large variety of disciplines including English, French, German, Spanish, Scandinavian studies, semiotics, linguistics, and information and media studies. The school is the organisational framework for about 180 academic staff, 60 PhD students and around 5,000 MA and BA students. 
 
Read more about the school’s research programmes and degree programmes.
 
Prospective applicants are invited to view the Department of English’s website
 
Further information
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee consisting of members with relevant academic knowledge and experience, a majority of whom will be external to Aarhus University. Applicants will be informed of the membership of the committee. The assessment committee will prepare an assessment statement for each applicant, stating whether the applicant is qualified or not qualified for the advertised position. An assessment statement will be sent electronically to each individual applicant.

For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, hsi@au.dk 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

In the absence of any statement to the contrary, applications must be submitted in English.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

 

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

01.12.2017
Please apply online here

Faculty of Arts

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The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.

With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

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The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

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