Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Intercultural Studies and Literature

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Intercultural Studies and Literature

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Literature and/or History and Society at the Department of English, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    June 10, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionTenure-Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Intercultural Studies
    – Literature
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSchool of Communication and Culture
    Department of English
    Aarhus University
    Denmark
    Contract PeriodAssistant Professor – 5 Years
    Associate Professor – Permanent position
    Starting dateDec 01, 2021

    Qualifications

    Tenure-track assistant professor

    Applicants for the position of tenure-track assistant professor must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to English studies, specifically related to intercultural studies and/or literature and/or history and society (not linguistics or TEFL, TESOL or other fields primarily related to practical language teaching). Applicants for the position of tenure-track assistant professor must be able to document:

    • an internationally oriented research profile within the fields of intercultural studies and/or literature and/or history and society, with an emphasis on English-language texts and contexts
    • relevant teaching experience at university or equivalent level, including innovative teaching methods

    Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document:

    • experience of participation in national and international research networks
    • time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institutions
    • potential to develop interdisciplinary research projects within the fields specified above
    • experience of applying for external funding
    • international research conference participation

    Tenured associate professor

    Applicants for the position of teunured associate professor must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to English studies, specifically related to intercultural studies and/or literature and/or history and society (not linguistics or TEFL, TESOL or other fields related to practical language teaching), 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 within the fields of intercultural studies and/or literature and/or history and society, with an emphasis on English-language texts and contexts
    • experience of participation in international research projects as well as national and international research networks
    • teaching and supervision competences and experience at BA and MA level, including curriculum development
    • experience of knowledge exchange
    • completion of a teacher-training programme 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 institutions
    • experience of applying for external research funding
    • potential to develop interdisciplinary research projects within the fields specified above
    • international research conference participation

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We are looking for an applicant who will pursue research and publish internationally in one or more specific fields within the broad range of intercultural studies, literature and/or history and society, with an emphasis on English-language texts and contexts. Awareness of the diversity of subject positions and audiences in the 21st-century humanities and of a range of recent theoretical tendencies is expected, while an active profile in a currently significant theoretical field relevant to intercultural studies, such as gender studies, environmental studies, critical animal studies, memory studies, critical race studies, posthumanism or digital humanities, will be considered an advantage, as will research interests in more than one historical period and more than one geographical region.

    The successful applicant will be expected to take a role in developing research in intercultural studies, literature and/or history and society, with an emphasis on English-language texts and contexts, through original, international, peer-reviewed research, as well as contributing directly to the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, and in connection with external research funding.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must outline the applicant’s motivation for applying for the position, attaching

    • Curriculum vitae
    • A teaching portfolio
    • A complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production (mandatory). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

    Teaching and supervision

    The successful applicant is expected to be able to contribute to the Master’s Degree Programme in Intercultural Studies, including at least one of the following courses: ‘Intercultural Interactions in Times of Globalisation’, ‘Local Representations’, ‘History and Globalisation’, ‘Managing Intercultural Interactions’ and ‘Engaging Conflict and Culture’. The successful applicant will also be expected to take part in teaching and supervision activities on the department’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in English. The successful applicant is expected to be qualified to teach courses including general first-year courses in ‘Literature in English’ and/or ‘History, Society and Culture’ (primarily covering Britain, Ireland and North America), as well as higher-level core courses including ‘Current Topics in Literature in English’ and/or ‘Current Topics in History, Society and Culture’, as well as elective courses at BA and MA level in subjects closely related to the applicant’s own research. Ability to contribute to a wide range of different areas, including more than one historical period and more than one geographical region, will be seen as strongly advantageous. Please indicate in your application which courses you could teach.

    About Department of English

    The Department of English is one of the largest and most international departments within the Faculty of Arts, with some 70 researchers and lecturers from various countries. The department has a pronounced and significant international profile and a robust research network.

    The department’s research covers literature, social/historical/media studies, linguistics and regions in which English is the primary language, as well as English as the global language of international business communication.

    The available position at the Department of English involves research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange related to intercultural studies as well as literature and/or history and society, with an emphasis on English-language texts and contexts. We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will enhance the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.

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    Inquiries

    Head of Department, Prof. Dominic Rainsford
    Email: dominic.rainsford@cc.au.dk
    Phone: +4587163986

    Arts HR support
    Email: hsi@au.dk.

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    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Literature and/or History and Society at the Department of English

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