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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
This is a permanent position, and the appointment begins on 1 August
2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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.
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.
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
• 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/ dac.au.dk) <mailto:(emailjakobisak /at/ dac.au.dk)>
Further information about applications and the appointment procedure is
available from HR assistant Helle Sindal, mail: (hsi /at/ au.dk) <mailto:(hsi /at/ au.dk)>
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
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
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
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.
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
· 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
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
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
Read more at arts.au.dk/en <http://arts.au.dk/en>
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