The School of Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position in Intercultural Danish-German communication.
The postdoc position is a full-time, fixed-term position, which begins on 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and ends on 31 January 2022.
Place of employment: Department of German and Romance Languages, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C Denmark.
The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.
For the position, funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant, we are seeking an applicant who will contribute to the research in the project “Intercultural Danish-German communication”, in close cooperation with the Interreg 5A project kultKIT. The successful applicant will carry out research on Danish-German intercultural communication in close collaboration with principal investigator Erla Hallsteinsdóttir. The successful applicant must be prepared to participate in and contribute to the research activities (data collection and analysis as well as publication and dissemination activities) as they are defined in the project application.
The focus of the research will be on aspects that are fundamental to intercultural understanding in international strategic communication in a broad sense, with special focus on aspects of intercultural understanding, intercultural competences or linguistic aspects of interculturality. The project is linked to the research programme Communication in International Business and the Professions at the School of Communication and Culture.
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a background in intercultural communication. We are particularly interested in applicants with both research expertise and practical experience in communication in a Danish-German context.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a field of intercultural communication or strategic communication. Applicants must furthermore be able to document:
- An internationally oriented publication profile in topics of relevance to interculturality (e.g. intercultural understanding and intercultural competences, stereotypes), intercultural linguistics, strategic communication and/or Danish-German cooperation
- Experience of participation in collective research projects and excellent teamwork skills
- Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation and of cooperation with non-academic partners
- Language skills (minimum B2) in Danish and German.
- Finally, applicants are asked to provide a proposal for research to be undertaken within the stated framework of the research project (max. three pages).
- Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and the academic output.
Active 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.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.
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.
School of Communication and Culture
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school, its research programmes, departments, including the Department of German and Romance Languages, and diverse activities on its website.
For further information about the position, please contact Erla Hallsteinsdóttir, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be held in May 2020 in person or via Skype.
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Application Guidelines.
The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and examples of academic production (mandatory, but no more than five examples). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here: http://talent.au.dk/junior-researchers-at-aarhus-university/the-junior-researcher-development-programme/
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
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.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
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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