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

Aarhus U Job Ad: Corporate Communication (Denmark)

Associate Professor in Corporate Communication
University of Aarhus – Department of Management
Denmark

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for an associate professor position in the field of Corporate Communication. The associate professorship is a full-time and indefinite position to commence by the fall semester of 2017 or as soon as possible subject to mutual agreement.

The department covers a range of fields in management, e.g. marketing, corporate communication, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship and information systems.

Read the full job description and apply online here

Application deadline: 20/2/2017

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.

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics (Denmark)

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics
PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen

The LANCHART Centre and the Department of Nordic Research at the University of Copenhagen once again invite applicants for a PhD winterschool in sociolinguistics. The winterschool will take place from 13th to 17th March 2017 at the University of Copenhagen.

The overall theme for the course is sociolinguistics understood broadly, and the participants will gain insights into different research fields within contemporary sociolinguistics. Focus is on newer developments and we will address studies of language, variation and change as well as ethnographic studies of language, mobility and diversity. We will discuss these issues both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective.

Teachers will be:
* Monica Heller (University of Toronto)
* Rickard Jonsson (University of Stockholm)
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller, Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
* Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London)

Each day will consist of presentations of PhD-projects from particpants, discussions, and lectures from teachers:
* Monica Heller: Moorings and mobilities in francophone Canada: challenges of a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of unrooted nations
* Rickard Jonsson: Handling the Other in anti-racist talk: linguistic ethnography in a prestigious Stockholm upper secondary school
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller & Pia Quist: Different routes to the same destination: Dialect and standardization in the 21st century
* Devyani Sharma: New methods for studying social change through language variation

Course requirements: All participants should prepare a 20 minutes presentation of their project with a special focus on themes that they would like to have discussed as part of the course. This could be for instance theoretical or methodological issues, or it could be ongoing analyses that would benefit from a discussion. The idea is for all participants to get an opportunity to have their projects discussed, and to get comments from both teachers and other partipants.

Max. number of participants: 25.
ECTS: 5.3.

Applications: Applications for the course should consist of a 1 page presentation of your PhD-project, pointing out which questions/themes you would like to present and discuss as part of the winterschool. Please send this via email to phdschool@hum.ku.dk no later than January 5th, 2017. Please also register via the link in the box on the right no later than January 5th, 2017.

Readings: Readings will be announced to participants after acceptance.

Further information: For more information about the winterschool, please contact Janus Spindler Møller  or Marie Maegaard.

Roskilde U 2 Job Ads (Denmark)

Position 1:
The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Professor with Special Responsibilities (MSO) of Communication from 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as professor (MSO) is limited to a period of 5 years.

The Department of Communication and Arts is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment, characterised by diversity with respect to theory, method and area of study in research and education. The department produces knowledge that contributes to critical research and reflexive practice in relation to development and change in society, including public institutions, private organizations, NGOs, and cultural and media institutions. In Communication Studies, research and teaching cover a plurarity of theoretical traditions (for example, sociocultural, critical, rhetorical,  phenomenological and pragmatic traditions) and empirical areas of study (for example, dialogic and participatory, digital, intercultural, organizational, political, science, strategic and visual communication).

For this position, we invite outstanding candidates, with demonstrated research excellence, and a proven commitment to developing and applying critical ways to theorise and empirically research one of the following two areas:
*Intercultural Communication
*Organisational Communication

Responsibilities and tasks, Qualifications, and Assessment:
See Further particulars below
Only applications in English are accepted.
Questions: For further information about the position, please contact Head of Studies Ib Tunby, ibtunby[at]ruc.dk.

Terms of employment:
The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Commencing salary will be for professor (MSO) minimum DKK 534.788 per year (1st April 2016 level) plus pension contribution (17,1 %).

The professorship with special responsibilities (MSO) is a category where the appointment is limited to a -year period. On the expiry of the professorship period, the appointee is ensured employment and remuneration as an associate professor.

Read more about the recruitment process at Roskilde University here.

Application:
To apply for the position go to RUCs homepage: www.ruc.dk/en/job/vip/.  Please open the relevant job advertisement and click on the button “Apply for vacancy here”, which is found below the job advertisement.

Applications must include:
*Cover letter
*CV with documentation of education.
*Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here.)
*A complete list of publications.
*Co-author declaration.
*A maximum of 7 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment.
*A brief description (2-3 pages of your plans for development of the academic field in regard to both research and education, including a short description of how you view your qualifications in relation.
*A short description stating your most important scientific work relevant to the position and your contribution to such work (2-3 A4 pages)
*Documentation of additional research qualifications, including
–    experience in research management or other managerial functions
–    track record in fundraising

Please submit your application no later than 1 December, 2016. Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Click here for Further Particulars

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Position 2
The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Professor of Strategic Communication from 1 March 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For this position, we invite outstanding candidates in the field of strategic communication within the wider field of communication and organisation studies. Applicants should have a track record of research excellence and a commitment to the development of critical ways of theorising and empirically researching relations between media and communication technologies and the social world, with a focus on strategic communication challenges faced by organisations, including public institutions, private businesses, governments, NGOs, and campaign/ad hoc organisations.

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.

Copenhagen Multimodality Day (Denmark)

Copenhagen Multimodality Day
New adventures

Centre of Interaction Research and Communication Design
University of Copenhagen, 18 November, 2016
Proposal Deadline: 20 June, 2016

Multimodality Day is an annual research seminar held at the University of Copenhagen. The aim of the seminar is to bring together researchers who study interaction from a multimodal perspective. This year’s seminar invites proposals for paper presentations related to the general theme of New adventures within video ethnography, EM/CA, multimodality and interaction analysis. We intend for this theme to generate a broad range of presentations and discussions related to the further development of the multimodal paradigm as a comprehensive theory and method. The keynote speaker is Professor Lorenza Mondada, University of Basel and University of Helsinki.

We especially encourage paper presentations that deal with methodological issues and/or presents novel solutions to methodological issues and cross disciplinary issues. Such presentations could focus on (but are not restricted to) the following themes:
*What can or cannot be translated from the original CA-vocabulary to the material world and to embodied actions, e.g. embodied adjacency pairs, embodied repair, turn taking through material actions, etc. (e.g. Keevallik, 2014; Mondada, 2014; Ivarsson & Greiffenhagen, 2015).
*How to work with and establish understanding about subtle features like feelings and cognition, e.g. how to combine Distributed Cognition (DC) with EM/CA? (e.g. Hutchins, 2006; Enfield, 2013).
*How to develop a common transcription system for representation of embodied conduct (e.g. Mondada, 2007, 2012b; Laurier, 2014)?
*How to analyze the ways multimodal resources are assembled within a multiactivity, i.e. a sequential and simultaneous setting (e.g. Mondada, 2012a; Goodwin, 2013; Haddington, Keisanen, Mondada, & Nevile, 2014)?
*How to secure a relevant understanding of the relevant context and secure reliable and valid results when doing video ethnography (e.g. Luff & Heath, 2012)?
*How to demarcate the distinctive features for an EM/CA multimodal analysis compared to e.g. multimodality studies by Kress (2009) or Norris (2011)?

We welcome empirical papers, discussions and theoretical papers that take EM/CA, interaction analysis, video ethnography and multimodality studies as points of departure for new theoretical and methodological considerations. We encourage presentations based on studies from all types of empirical settings.

Abstract presentation from Lorenza Mondada Body and language in interaction: the challenges of multimodality

This talk discusses recent advances within the field of Conversation Analysis concerning the study of video materials. On the basis of actual data, it reflects on the challenges the analysis of social interaction is confronted to, when considering detailed temporal arrangements of a diversity of multimodal resources, including language, gesture, gaze, body postures and movements. Key conceptual principles of Conversation Analysis will be discussed in this respect, like temporality and sequentiality. Multimodal resources are assembled for the organization of actions in a way that relies both on successivity and simultaneity – and even several parallel, though coordinated, simultaneities. How sequentiality – as a fundamental principle for the organization of human interaction – operates in such conditions is interesting to look at in detail. Some complex activities (and even multiactivities) will be scrutinized in detail – including discussions of how to represent and transcribe them – in order to tackle these questions. Among them, walking together is an interesting case, because it mobilizes the entire body of walkers, it is literally organized step by step, it provides for the embodied accountability of projected bodily trajectories, and it offers an example of complex instances of bodily coordination, characterizing walking in silence as well as walking and talking.

Practical information
This one-day research seminar is being prepared and organized by the Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design at the University of Copenhagen. We are aiming for about 30-40 participants during the day, which is planned as a single-track research seminar. The seminar is free of charge, but participants should email Brian Due for registration.

Research seminar programme
09:30-10:00 Coffee and welcome
10:00-12:00 Paper presentations
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Keynote speech by Lorenza Mondada
14:00-15:00 Paper presentations
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Paper presentations
17:00-17:30 Discussions
18:30- Dinner in downtown Copenhagen

Submission, abstracts and deadlines
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include the title of the paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, findings and references.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 20 June, 2016.

Notification of acceptance by 20 August, 2016

Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text and the document properties that may help to identify you as the author of the text. Presentations should be 30 minutes long (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion). The research seminar language is English. Abstracts should be emailed to Brian Due.

Travel and location maps
The seminar will take place at University of Copenhagen
Room 27.0.09
Njalsgade 120, 2300 Copenhagen S
Travel information

Organizing and scientific committee
The Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design is organizing the research seminar and the scientific committee consists of Brian L. Due and a double-blind review process. Any comments or questions can be addressed to Brian Due at bdue@hum.ku.dk

References
Enfield, N. J. (2013). Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony, and Human Sociality. OUP USA.
Goodwin, C. (2013). The co-operative, transformative organization of human action and knowledge. Journal of Pragmatics, 46(1), 8–23. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2012.09.003
Haddington, P., Keisanen, T., Mondada, L., & Nevile, M. (2014). Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Hutchins, E. (2006). The distributed Cognition Perspective on Human Interaction. I N.J. Enfield, S.C.Levinson (eds.) Roots of human sociality: culture, cognition and interaction. Berg Press.
Ivarsson, J., & Greiffenhagen, C. (2015). The Organization of Turn-Taking in Pool Skate Sessions. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(4), 406–429. http://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2015.1090114
Keevallik, L. (2014). Turn organization and bodily-vocal demonstrations. Journal of Pragmatics, 65, 103–120. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2014.01.008
Kress, G. (2009). Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication. London ; New York: Routledge.
Laurier, E. (2014). The Graphic Transcript: Poaching Comic Book Grammar for Inscribing the Visual, Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Action: The Graphic Transcript. Geography Compass, 8(4), 235–248. http://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12123
Luff, P., & Heath, C. (2012). Some «technical challenges» of video analysis: social actions, objects, material realities and the problems of perspective. Qualitative Research, 12(3), 255–279. http://doi.org/10.1177/1468794112436655
Mondada, L. (2007). Commentary: Transcript Variations and the Indexicality of Transcribing Practices. Discourse Studies, 9(6), 809–821.
Mondada, L. (2012a). Talking and driving: Multiactivity in the car. Semiotica, 2012(191). http://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2012-0062
Mondada, L. (2012b). The conversation analytic approach to data collection. I J. Sidnell & T. Stivers (Red.), The Handbook of Conversation Analysis (s. 304–333). Blackwell-Wiley.
Mondada, L. (2014). The local constitution of multimodal resources for social interaction. Journal of Pragmatics, 65, 137–156. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2014.04.004
Norris, S. (Red.). (2011). Multimodality in Practice: Investigating Theory-in-Practice-through-Methodology. New York: Routledge.

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.

Danish Council for Independent Research Grants

Danish Council for Independent Research Call for Proposals Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) invites applications for grants towards research activities. DFF wishes to strengthen and develop the internationalisation of Danish research and the Council therefore welcomes applications that involve international activities. The objective is to give the best researchers and research groups the opportunity to coordinate and develop their research collaborations across country borders, and to give talented researchers the opportunity to spend periods abroad as part of their research careers. Consequently, aspects of internationalisation may form an element in applications for all of DFF’s instruments.

Details of the multiple types of grants available here.

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.