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Head of the School of Communication and Culture

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021

Head of the School of Communication and Culture Aarhus University

Are you an experienced and visionary leader in the field of research and education?

Aarhus University invites applications for the position of Head of the School of Communication and Culture. We are looking for someone who is motivated by the idea of leading the school’s academic, financial and staff management activities. In collaboration with the rest of the school management team, secretariat, school forum and liaison bodies, the head of school is expected to strengthen diversity and consistency across the school as well as ensuring the high international standard of the school’s activities.

The school is one of the largest environments in Northern Europe for research and education from BA to PhD level in a broad range of subject areas including the following: comparative literature, information and media studies, linguistics, cognitive science, Scandinavian languages and literature, Western European languages and cultures, and the study of the arts and aesthetics. The school has about 400 members of staff and offers more than 50 degree programmes to about 4,500 students. The school is based at three locations at the Aarhus Campus.

The head of school will refer to the dean, and will join the faculty management team at the Faculty of Arts alongside the dean’s office and the rest of the faculty management team, who are responsible for leading the faculty, including the implementation of the faculty’s and university’s strategies.

You must be a recognised researcher in one of the school’s subject areas, and you must have experience of research management. You must have visions relating to the development of the school and the potential of research to develop and influence society. You must have an eye for the needs of the future in terms of research, education and knowledge exchange. You must have an empathetic nature and the ability to lead and work alongside staff, students and collaborative partners alike.

You will find the full job and personal profile here, where the position and the required qualifications and competences as well as the terms of employment and application procedure are described in detail. 

Salary and terms of employment
In accordance with the current collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne)

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.


The application deadline is 24 October 2021. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position on 1 January 2022. 

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 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 and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments. 

Read more at arts.au.dk/en 

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