University of Aarhus - Department of English at the School of Communication and Culture

Aarhus - Denmark

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February 25, 2018

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in English-language communication, media and culture at the School of Communication and Culture.

The appointment is tenured, and begins on 1 August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is at the Department of English, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and involves research, teaching and supervision duties related to English-language communication, media and culture.

The position

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who 1) has contributed to research in twentieth- or twenty-first-century British, American or other English-language media, and 2) is qualified to teach core courses at BA and MA levels in English-language communication, media and culture (including literature), especially relating to the US and UK. Applicants should also demonstrate experience of teaching elective seminars in subjects related to their area of research within the fields of English-language communication, media and cultural studies.

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 research environments in the Nordic countries.

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, media, and the study of 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.

Prospective applicants are invited to view the department 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.

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For more information about the application and the employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal,