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[ecrea] Associate Professorship-position

Sun Mar 15 20:59:45 GMT 2015

Associate Professorship in Media Studies 722191

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor at the School of Aesthetics and Communication, with particular focus on the interplay between new media and/or the interplay between new and traditional media.

This is a permanent position, and the appointment begins on 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position:
The Department of Media Studies is seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities within research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange at the highest international level.

In terms of research, the focus is on theoretical and methodological developments in relation to the interplay between new media and/or the interplay between new and traditional media within an increasingly digital and competitive media landscape.

Applicants must be able to document research on how the interplay between media is manifested in patterns of media usage and/or media production and/or at the institutional level.

The successful applicant is expected to take part in existing research activities at the School of Aesthetics and Communication, as well as teaching one or more subjects on the BA degree programme in media studies and/or one of the Master’s degree programmes in journalism or media studies (see the academic regulations). Applicants are asked to indicate which courses at the School of Aesthetics and Communication they would be able to teach.

Talent development:
The associate professor is expected to contribute to talent development within the fields of media studies. He/she will be expected to supervise PhD students as well as teaching and developing PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange:
The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society outside the university, and to contribute actively to the general public debate in areas related to the position.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in media studies or another relevant field as well as research and teaching qualifications equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship.

The position requires
• a relevant international research profile
• teaching experience (please provide documentation)
• the ability to expand the academic profile of media studies at the School of Aesthetics and Communication
• experience of or interest in cross-disciplinary research and education
• interest in and preferably experience of knowledge exchange activities

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute actively to the school’s academic environment through activities including • developing new research projects and expanding the department’s research network • applying for external research grants (which presupposes an interest in and preferably experience of grant applications)
• participating in teaching development activities and forums

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. Appropriate support will be given for this purpose

For more information about the position, please contact Jakob Isak Nielsen, Programme Director of Media Studies. Telephone +45 3058 7398 / 8716 1986 , (emailjakobisak /at/ <mailto:(emailjakobisak /at/>

Further information about applications and the appointment procedure is available from HR assistant Helle Sindal, mail: (hsi /at/ <mailto:(hsi /at/>

Media Studies at Aarhus University:
The researchers at Media Studies conduct research on both Danish and international media studies, with an analytical focus on areas such as political, institutional and organisational perspectives, textual forms of expression, the conditions of production, the uses of media, media history and media theory. The field of study consists of both digital forms of expression and traditional mass media. The programme’s researchers employ broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to media and their uses, politics, production and textual expressions, and participation in international research networks, conferences and research contexts is characteristic of the programme’s research culture.

The following degree programmes are conducted: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in media studies, professional Master’s and Master’s degree programmes in journalism, and supplementary subject programmes in film and media and journalistic communication. The subject is also a component of the PhD programme called ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism.

The Department of Media Studies is part of the School of Aesthetics and Communication, which provides the framework for international research and degree programmes ranging from BA to PhD level in a broad range of cultural subjects: comparative literature, information and media studies, IT and didactics, linguistics, Scandinavian languages and literature, Western European languages and cultures, as well as the study of the arts and aesthetics.

School of Aesthetics and Communication:
The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the department and its many activities here on our website. The School of Aesthetics and Communication offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the department's academics.

The Faculty of Arts:
The Faculty of Arts is the result of a merger between three former main academic areas: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Theology and the Danish School of Education. The Faculty of Arts combines knowledge of education, theology and the humanities to strengthen Aarhus University’s efforts in the areas of research, talent development, knowledge exchange and education.

Qualification requirements:

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 Applicant 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 no more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application.

All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by: 06/04/2015.

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, 12,500 BA and MA students, and 2,500 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 Aesthetics and Communication, School of Culture and Society, School of Education (DPU), Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, and AU Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. 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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