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The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor of international business communication in Spanish based at the Department of German and Romance Languages.
The appointment is full-time and tenured and begins on 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from applicants regardless of their personal background.
The Department of German and Romance Languages at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international research and teaching profile in the study of communicative aspects of business activities in an international context, ranging from the tactical level to the textual level at which texts and visual artefacts are composed and adapted. We are looking for an applicant who can contribute to the development of this research and teaching profile.
We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will strengthen the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities. The successful applicant is expected to deliver research of the highest international standard with the purpose of developing the Department’s research profile in corporate communication. The applicant is expected to teach on the Department’s BA, MA and PhD programmes related to international business communication and to apply innovative teaching methods.
In sum, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out research, teaching, supervision, talent development, and knowledge exchange related to international business communication in Spanish, with a focus on corporate communication.
The successful applicant will be expected to play a role in developing research in the field of international business communication with a focus on corporate communication in Spanish. The successful applicant will be expected to publish original peer-reviewed research internationally as well as making scholarly contributions to developments within the field. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to corporate communication in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners and in connection with external research funding.
Teaching and supervision
We are looking for applicants with university-level teaching and supervising experience within a varied range of subjects in the field of international business communication in Spanish. The applicant must be able to document teaching experience in international business communication in general and in corporate communication in particular, with a focus on organisations’ internal and external communication, including, for example, branding, digital communication, change communication, crisis communication and sustainability communication.
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the department’s teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on the department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes, particularly the BA and MA degree programmes in International Business Communication in Spanish. Please indicate in your application which courses you could teach. The successful applicant will also be expected to apply relevant digital tools and teaching methods.
The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of curricula and the degree programme(s) within the field of International Business Communication in Spanish, and, in this connection, experience of degree programme and curriculum development at universities or similar institutions will be an advantage.
Given the international focus of the BA and MA degree programmes in International Business Communication in Spanish, the successful applicant will be expected to teach in English as well as Danish and Spanish.
We are looking for applicants who have experience supervising students at both BA and MA levels.
The successful applicant will be expected to supervise students at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as supervising and helping to develop the careers of early-career researchers. The successful applicant will also be expected to recruit and supervise PhD students and participate in the development and implementation of PhD courses within the field.
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange, for instance in terms of research collaboration with private companies, government consultancy, collaboration with civil society actors, and the public dissemination of knowledge.
The successful applicant will have excellent opportunities to engage in relevant collaborative initiatives with partners inside and outside Aarhus University.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to international business communication in Spanish, including corporate communication, as well as teaching and research experience commensurate with that attained through an assistant professorship. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:
- An internationally oriented research profile as documented by a strong international peer-reviewed research publication record within international business communication in Spanish, including corporate communication.
- Teaching and supervision competences and experience at BA and MA level, including curriculum development.
- Experience of knowledge exchange.
- Completion of a teacher training programme for assistant professors especially designed for university teaching, or an equivalent qualification.
Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document
- Time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institution.
- Experience of applying for external research funding.
- Experience of participating in international research projects as well as national and international research networks.
- Native or near-native command of both Danish and Spanish, as nearly all courses are taught from a contrastive perspective.
Finally, applicants are asked to provide a research plan for the next three years as well as stating how they see themselves and the department contributing to future research developments within the field.
Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum eight) will not be considered.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system.
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
Kirsten Wølch Rasmussen, Head of the Department of German and Romance Languages by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help uploading your application or if you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal by email: email@example.com.