Associate Professor (Lektor) in International Business Communication and Health Communication

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in international business communication and health communication, at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. 

The appointment is tenured, and begins on 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The place of employment is Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C. 

The position
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 international business communication and health communication. 

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who 1) has contributed to research in international business communication, especially domains such as health communication, translation studies and online communication; and 2) is qualified to teach core courses in international business communication, health communication, professional text production, translation, technical communication, and research and academic methodology at BA and MA levels, as well as elective seminars in subjects related to his or her area of research within the field of business communication including health communication and online communication. 

A position as associate professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, 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. 

Teaching in this position takes place in both Danish and English, so applicants must have native or near-native command of both Danish and English.  

The successful applicant is expected to pursue research in the fields of health communication and international business communication, and to publish within these fields. The Department of English and other departments at Aarhus University offer numerous opportunities for research collaboration. 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 appointee is expected to pursue research projects with internal and external partners. 

The position includes teaching at the BA and MA levels in English in national and international contexts, English-language proficiency and academic writing and methods, including obligatory courses in specialised communication and translation as well as health communication (the latter taught in Danish and English). Responsibilities also include teaching interdisciplinary courses for students at the Department of English and possibly at the School of Communication and Culture as a whole, including relevant courses in intercultural studies for which the Department of English is responsible. Additionally, the position includes individual and group supervision at all levels. 

Talent development
The successful applicant will be expected to provide academic guidance for students at BA, MA and PhD level. 

Knowledge exchange
The successful applicant is expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society outside the university. The appointee is also expected to contribute to the general public debate in areas related to his or her expertise. Applicants should document any prior experience within the above areas.

Read the full job description and apply online here

Application deadline: 3/5/2017

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