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Associate Professorship in Scandinavian Comparative Literature with Particular Focus on the Period before 1870

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2019
Closes: 16th December 2019

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor in Scandinavian comparative literature with particular focus on the period before 1870.

The associate professorship is affiliated with the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy. This is a permanent position which begins on 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant with a focus on Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. Applicants should have done research in Scandinavian literature and comparative literature with particular focus on the period before 1870.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of research in Danish and Scandinavian comparative literature with the focus on the period before 1870; and to publish original, peer-reviewed research internationally within this field.

The successful applicant will also be expected to take initiatives not only with regard to degree programmes in Scandinavian studies, but also in the form of collaboration with internal and external partners in connection with research projects and applications for external research funding.

Teaching and supervision
Applicants are expected to have considerable experience of teaching and supervision at university level in the field of Scandinavian literature. The successful applicant will be involved primarily in teaching and supervision in comparative literature courses on the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Scandinavian languages and literature, and in related interdisciplinary courses such as studium generale and internationalisation electives. Applicants should indicate which courses they can teach. The successful applicant will also be expected to use innovative teaching methods.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of courses on the degree programmes conducted by the department. In this connection, experience of the development and planning of degree programmes at universities or similar institutions will be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to teach in both English as well as Danish.

Talent development
The successful applicant will be expected to supervise students at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level, as well as supervising young researchers and helping them to develop their careers. He/she will also be expected to recruit and supervise PhD students and to take part in the development and implementation of PhD courses within the field.

Knowledge exchange
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in knowledge exchange, for instance in connection with research collaboration with private companies, public-sector consultancy, collaboration with civil society and the presentation of knowledge to the public.

The successful applicant will have good opportunities for taking part in relevant collaborative initiatives with partners at Aarhus University and elsewhere.

Applicants must have a PhD degree or documented proof of corresponding qualifications in a relevant area relating to Danish and Scandinavian literature and comparative literature, as well as teaching and research experience corresponding to the experience gained in an assistant professorship

School of Communication and Culture
Find relevant information, its research programmes, departments and various activities on the website.

For further information, please contact Stefan Kjerkegaard, head of department, on tel. +45 87 16 31 74 (

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Deadline: 16 December 2019

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