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Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature 911948

The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a position as assistant professor in comparative literature. The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year training position, and subject to appropriate funding there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The assistant professorship is located at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric and is available from 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
The successful applicant will work at Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C.
The position
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The successful applicant must have strong academic competences within comparative literature and the cultural, social and material contexts of literature. Furthermore, applicants should have qualifications in research in literature and literary history in at least two languages.
We are looking for a dedicated candidate who has strong research experience in the comparative dimension of literary studies as well as in the relationship of literature to broader cultural, social and material contexts. Applicants must submit a 3-5 year research plan within this area and must reflect on how the proposed research can contribute to the integration of the historical and the cultural/social/material dimension in literary courses at both the BA and MA level.  
The School of Communication and Culture places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding.
The successful applicant must be prepared to teach a broad range of courses in the comparative literature programme at both the BA and MA level, and to contribute to the development and application of innovative teaching methods. Besides teaching and assessment, the position includes individual and group supervision at all levels.
Talent development
The assistant professor will be expected to develop his or her supervision capabilities at both BA and MA levels.
Knowledge exchange
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance involving the public dissemination of knowledge or cooperation with literary institutions such as libraries or publishers. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to liter-ary studies. Furthermore, applicants must be able to document: 
• An internationally oriented and relevant research profile
• Strong research experience in the comparative aspect of literary studies as well as in the rela-tionship of literature to broader cultural, social and material contexts  
• Research in literature and literary history in at least two languages
• Experience of participation in national and international networks
• Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation
• Teaching experience in areas of relevance to comparative literature
• Proficiency in languages relevant to the area of research
• Experience of supervising student projects 
It is an advantage if applicants have experience of participation in collective research projects.

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.
Comparative literature at Aarhus University
The comparative literature programme works with literature from all over the world and from all time periods. The programme links literature as an independent art form to literature as a central part of cultural life. Research topics span a broad spectrum, and currently the programme hosts research projects on literature and new media, transatlantic slavery, posthuman aesthetics, romantic literature, and the global circulation of literature. In teaching as well as research the programme’s researchers make use of a range of different approaches to literary history, including genre theory, media theory, poetics and narratology. In addition to the programme’s core research interests of literary history and theory, world literature and literary culture, several of the programme’s literary theorists are involved in a variety of interdisciplinary projects on topics such as digital media, the history of technology and film, and human rights and memory, in relation to both literature and culture. The researchers are also engaged in communicating their work to a broader audience outside the university, including continuing education courses for uppersecondary school teachers and the general public, activities at Danish folk high schools and uppersecondary schools, and literary criticism in newspapers and journals.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Tore Rye Andersen by e-mail:
School of Communication and Culture 
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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 as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the school's academics.  


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