Aarhus U Job Ad: International Business Comm/Health Comm (Denmark)

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.

Research
The successful applicant is expected to pursue research in the fields of health communication and international business communication, and to publish within these fields.

Teaching
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.

Read the full job description and apply online here

Application deadline: 3/5/2017

U Aarhus job ad: Global Englishes & Intercultural Communication (Denmark)

Associate Professor in Global Englishes and Intercultural Communication
Aarhus University, Denmark
Closes: 2nd January 2017

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in global Englishes and intercultural communication at the School of Communication and Culture.

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

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 global Englishes and intercultural communication.

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who 1) has contributed to research in contemporary global Englishes in the marketplace, especially domains such as media, journalism, translation studies, science and technology sectors as well as intercultural communication related, but not limited, to organisational communication and intercultural project management; and 2) is qualified to teach core courses both in global Englishes and in intercultural communication at BA and MA levels, as well as elective seminars in subjects related to his or her area of research within the field of global Englishes and intercultural 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.

All teaching at the Department of English is in English, so the candidate must have native or near-native command of English. Furthermore, an applicant appointed who is not a speaker of Danish is required, within two years of commencing the appointment, to acquire sufficient Danish to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture.

Aarhus University job ad: Cognition, Communication & Culture (Denmark)

Professorship in Cognition, Communication and Culture

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent professorship in the field of cognition, communication and culture. The position, which is a joint appointment, divided between the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Faculty of Health (50% for each institution), is available from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position
The professorship is offered with a view to attracting an established scholar with a strong record of excellence in research and education, as well as documented experience in research leadership and securing research funding. The successful applicant, who is likely to have a background in anthropology or a related humanities or social science discipline, as well as extensive experience and competence in cognitive (neuro-) science, is expected to play a key role in the continued development of the interdisciplinary field of cognition, communication and culture, and to serve as director of the Interacting Minds Centre. The future professor will be based at the Interacting Minds Centre and will contribute to core activities at Aarhus University in general and to the interdisciplinary field of cognition, communication and culture in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

Research
We are looking to appoint an applicant with a strong, documented international record of research, teaching and research leadership in the interdisciplinary field of cognition, communication and culture.

Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the field of cognition, communication and culture, and in particular to interdisciplinary research and teaching bridging the humanities and cognitive (neuro-) sciences. The vision must include a description of the applicant’s current national and international collaborations and how these will benefit the existing academic environment at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Health.

Education
Applicants should be prepared to teach as well as to contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision degree programmes at all levels in cognitive sciences. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programmes offered by the School of Culture and Society and the Faculty of Health.

Talent development
The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the recruitment and development of junior researchers and to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students, as well as teaching and developing PhD courses in relevant fields at the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Arts.

Knowledge exchange
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with stakeholders in civil society or the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of School Bjarke Paarup.

Qualifications
Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of cognition, communication and culture, and in particular to interdisciplinary research and teaching bridging the humanities and cognitive (neuro-) sciences.

Applicants must be able to document:
– Academic publications at the highest international level in the field of cognition, communication and culture.
– Ethnographic fieldwork experience.
– Experience of experimental research, especially in cognitive (neuro-) sciences.
– Active participation in international research collaborations and networks.
– Extensive experience of research leadership, including securing and administering external funding.
– Strong teaching competences and experience of supervision at all levels.
– Commitment to teaching development, supervision of student projects, talent development and the development of PhD courses.

Applicants must be able to teach in English at university level. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, s/he will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

The application must be written in English.

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn.

Research environment
The Interacting Minds Centre for the Study of Cognition, Communication and Culture: Specific abilities for interaction are a key to being human. Interactions affect our bodies, our minds, our brains and the world we live in. We are, however, only beginning to understand even the most basic mechanisms. Successful interaction is critical for cooperation, coordination and learning. When this fails, confusion and conflict abound. In many clinical disorders, interactions that otherwise seem automatic may be difficult or outright impossible.

The Interacting Minds Centre (IMC) provides a transdisciplinary platform to study human interaction. It involves researchers from the humanities, social sciences, cognitive sciences, biology and clinical research. This is necessary, because through interactions, humans construct worlds that are at once physical, economic, symbolic and normative. We will therefore study the interplay between three related topics: cognition, communication and culture. Bringing these fields together to bridge topics related to human interaction makes the IMC a unique methodological and theoretical centre of research and inquiry.

The IMC is funded by Aarhus University in 2012-16 as part of the interdisciplinary research initiative. Funding from 2016 onwards is presently under negotiation.

The School of Culture and Society
The Interacting Minds Centre for the Study of Cognition, Communication and Culture is anchored at the School of Culture and Society, which deals with the interaction between culture and society in time and space:
– From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
– From antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
– From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds
– From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school is closely linked to society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.

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

Deadline
All applications must be made online and received by: 11.04.2016

Aarhus University is a modern, academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 44,500 students and 11,500 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 830 million. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide.

CFP Nation Branding & Creative Industries (Denmark)

Nation Branding and the Creative Industries: What nation? What people? What synergies?
22-23 September 2016
Aarhus University, Denmark

This colloquium is designed to provide an exploratory space where practitioners and researchers gather to map and talk about contemporary challenges and potential benefits in the practices and thinking of nation branding.

Details available from the flyer.

Co-convenors: Department of Business Communication; School of Communication and Culture; Department of Culture and Global Studies; Aarhus University.

CFP ECREA Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (Denmark)

Call for Papers
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Section (ICSI)
November 10.-12.2015 at Aarhus University, Denmark
Theme: Addressing the role of media in interpersonal communication and social interaction in different contexts and professions

Keynotes:
*Klaus Bruhn Jensen, professor, University of Copenhagen, DK: There is no such thing as unmediated communication: Media of three degrees.
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Malene Charlotte Larsen, associate professor, Aalborg University, DK: Social Intimacy in Social Media: How youth practice friendships and construct identity online?
*Pekka Isotalus, professor, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere, Finland: Communication competence and new challenges of politicians: From public speaking to live-tweeting.

Timeschedule: November 10-12. 2015

Themes and perspectives:
– Online intimacy
– Social interaction and social media
– The newness and oldness of new media
– Is there anything beyond media?
– When is interpersonal communication (ever) (non?)mediated?
– Participatory culture as social interaction in a digital age
– How do different professionals and professions address the challenge of (new) media?
– Remediation of interpersonal communication and social interaction
– Etc.

Abstract:
We welcome individual papers, group papers, fishbowl/panels presenting discussions in clearly framed and thematised sessions. Both theoretical, methodological and empirical papers. When sending your abstract, please indicate/formulate three central questions raised in your presentation that might be topics for discussions during the conference. If you want to host a fishbowl, please send an abstract for the theme, questions and the participants of your group (3-5 participants). Please submit an abstract of max 250 words for individual/group papers and of max 500 words for panels/fishbowl discussions to Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Chair of the ICSI and conference organizer, before June 10. We will get back to you with information on acceptance of papers/panels/fishbowls and with a preliminary program and practical information on June 20.

CFP RE-DO Conference on Culture’s Role in Sustainable Futures (Aarhus)

RE-DO, a conference on sustainability and culture’s role in sustainable futures takes place from 28-31 October 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark at MOMU (Moesgaard Museum – a splendid new museum in the middle of the woods around Aarhus).

RE-DO is the second of a series of conferences organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus Capital of Culture in 2017). Cradle-to-cradle thinking and circular economies form a substantial part of the region’s “re-think economy” strategy, while renewable energy and fossil-free-zones are part of conference co-organizers´ – Energy Academy (Samsø) – agenda for a sustainable future.

It is within this setting that the RE-DO Conference, organized jointly between Aarhus University and Aarhus 2017 takes an interdisciplinary approach to the challenge of creating sustainable futures. The conference invites academics, practitioners, artists and activists to take part in the dialogue about sustainable cultures.

Theme and background
RE-DO indicates that sustainability has been, is and has to become something we do as part of our everyday practices and living in order to matter. In this sense we view cultural sustainability not just as an add-on to environmental agendas, but as the very precondition for their long-term success.

Sustainability is already put to practice in every-day life, in citizen-based initiatives against food waste, in enterprising initiatives to avoid depopulation of outskirt regions, in integration initiatives targeting minority groups, immigrants and political refugees, and in all sorts of “green” initiatives in which citizens show care for biodiversity and wildlife conservation issues. Moreover, cultural sustainability may also serve as a productive focal point for rethinking policies and practices in traditional public sectors such as healthcare, education, children and elder care.

The form of the conference
The conference aims at facilitating new dialogues between academics and practitioners in which knowledge-sharing, learning and development is at the center. As much as presenting answers and worked-through solutions, the conference aims at asking questions and stimulating discussion and reflection. Therefore the participation is open to a broad category of people, including international guests.

Confirmed keynote speakers
Nick Shepherd, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Nancy Duxbury Carreiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Noortje Marres, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Joel Outtes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Proposal deadline
First, read the call for proposals. Then, papers and panels should be submitted to impact2017@au.dk before June 1. 2015. Authors will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance before July 1. 2015.

Aarhus PhD scholarship

PhD scholarship in the field of the history of cross-media with focus on the world wide web and its relation to one or more other media types, primarily radio or tv. The Graduate School of Humanities, Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the State and University Library, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in the history of cross-media with focus on the world wide web and its relation to one or more other media types, primarily radio or tv starting on 1 September 2011. Candidates who are awarded the scholarship must commence their PhD programme on 1 September 2011.

The PhD scholarship will be financed by the Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, and the State and University Library. The PhD scholarship is advertised within the field of the historical interplay of media. Scholarship about the interplay of media (cross-mediality) is an emerging field within media studies, but especially the number of historical cross-media studies is very limited. With this PhD-project we wish to further historical studies of the interplay of media. Despite the fact that the history of cross-mediality is by and large unchartered, the phenomenon itself has a long history, and with the advent of new media types within the last 10-15 years (eg. internet and mobile media) the media interplay has grown. The project must be historical and it should focus on one or more of the following points: theoretical and methodological issues, institutions, production, content and forms of expression, reception, technology, and social use. The project should benefit from the existing collections of media content at The State and University Library, primarily the national internet archive Netarkivet as well as the collections of radio and television. The State and University Library wants to further research projects which shed light on how research accross the librarie’s media collections can be undertaken.

Description of the graduate school’s PhD programme are at this site.  The PhD scholar will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Humanities, Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University. The PhD scholar will be affiliated with the PhD programme ICT, Communication, Media Studies and Journalism. The PhD scholar will be employed as a PhD student at the Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The PhD scholar’s place of work will be the Department of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Niels Brügger, Department of Information and Media Studies, phone + 45 8942 9226. Application: You can apply for a PhD scholarship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme via Aarhus University (see guidelines). If you require professional guidance regarding your application for a PhD scholarship please contact the head of the PhD programme ICT, Communication, Media Studies and Journalism. You must attach the marks awarded for your Master’s thesis by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your Master’s degree no later than 31 August 2011.

Deadline for applications: 1 June 2011 at 12 noon. Please include the reference number 2011-218/1-84 on the application. Aarhus University offers an excellent education and research environment for 35,000 students and 8,500 members of staff, who produce academic results of a high international standard. The expected turnover for 2009 is EUR 700 million. Currently, 185 PhD students are enrolled at the Aarhus Faculty of Arts.