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 Central Lancashire Job Ad: International Business Communication (UK)

Lecturer in International Business Communication
University of Central Lancashire – School of Language and Global Studies
Closes: 16th October 2016
Interview Date: week commencing the 31st of October

The School of Language and Global Studies wishes to recruit a Lecturer in International Business Communication to lead and teach a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Business English, intercultural communication and related business and management studies on its successful and popular undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. In addition, the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking research, module/course development and management and providing pastoral and academic support to students.

Substantial recent experience of teaching Business English, business/management subjects and/or intercultural communication is essential, as is experience of curriculum design and innovative development in language education.

A good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, initial TEFL qualification (certificate level or above) and an MA in Business English/Applied Linguistics, Business, Management or a related field are essential. Ideally the successful applicant will have a PhD (or near completion) in a related field or equivalent research experience.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate administrative precision and a successful record of working to deadlines, well-developed IT skills and a proven ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via www.uclan.ac.uk/jobs or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Copenhagen Bus School job ad

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Organizational Communication
Associate Professorship 

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant full-time position within the area of Organizational Communication at the Department of International Business Communication (IBC). Particularly relevant areas of research include:
– internal corporate communication and organizational discourse
– preferably with an interest in intercultural aspects, or
– the role of communication in identity and culture formation in organizations and corporations, or
– the transfer of information and knowledge in organizations.

IBC is dedicated to interdisciplinary and problem-focused research in business humanities and is dedicated to developing research-based knowledge that relates directly to the challenges business organizations face in an increasingly internationalized environment.

Applicants must have:
– a documented track record of published research in international journals
– documented strengths in the relevant fields of organizational communication
– teaching experience equivalent to a three-year Assistant Professorship.

The fields of research at IBC include the role of communication and language(-s) in interlingual and intercultural communication, the role of communication competences in organizations, the role of language and culture in communication technology and social technologies, as well as the teaching of language skills.

Appointment and salary will be according the agreement between The Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Closing date: 15. June 2013
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

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Anne Kankaanranta Researcher Profile

Anne Kankaanranta is Senior University Lecturer, Organizational Communication, Department of Management Studies, Aalto University School of Business (Aalto BIZ) in Helsinki, Finland. Her PhD is in Applied Linguistics (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). In addition, she has an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Vaasa School of Economics and an Executive MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics (since 1 Jan 2011 Aalto BIZ).

Kankaanranta’s research interests focus on the concept of English as the business lingua franca (BELF) and global corporate communications. In particular, her interests include the concept of ‘corporate language’ in multinational organizations, Chinese-Finnish BELF communication and various aspects of intercultural communication. Her PhD focused on internal email communication in BELF in a Finland-based MNC. She has published in, e.g. Journal of Business Communication, Business Communication Quarterly, Public Relations Review, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and English for Specific Purposes.

She has worked as a researcher in two major research projects funded by the Academy of Finland. The first one examined communication and language use in newly merged Finnish-Swedish companies, and the second project investigated business and corporate communication as business know-how of internationally operating companies and organizations. Largely based on the findings of these projects, the School of Economics established new graduate programs in International Business Communication, which were later developed to the Master’s Program in Corporate Communication and the PhD Program in Organizational Communication. Currently Kankaanranta is involved in a study examining the competencies required for a profession in international corporate communication and a project on strategy communication in Finnish-Russian corporations.

She has worked as a visiting researcher/lecturer in, for example, Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton (UK); School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University (Denmark); Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) and University of Michigan (USA).

Kankaanranta has been a member of the Association for Business Communication since 1996 and serves the organization on the Editorial Boards of both the International Journal of Business Communication and Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Leena Louhiala-Salminen

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Leena Louhiala-Salminen is Professor and  Program Director of the Master’s Program in Corporate Communication at the Aalto University School of Business (AaltoBIZ) in Helsinki, Finland. Her PhD is in Applied Linguistics (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). In addition, she has a Licentiate degree in English philology (University of Jyväskylä), an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics (current Aalto University School of Business) and studies in communication (University of Helsinki).

Louhiala-Salminen’s main research interests include the various genres of business communication, the use of English as the business lingua franca, and corporate communication in international contexts. Her PhD focused on the notion of genre in business communication, with a particular emphasis on the generic qualities of the business fax. She has worked as researcher and project director in two major research projects funded by the Academy of Finland. The first one examined communication and language use in newly merged Finnish-Swedish companies, and the second project investigated business and corporate communication as business know-how of internationally operating companies and organizations.  Currently Louhiala-Salminen is involved, for example, in a study examining ‘corporate language’ and communication of strategy in multinational enterprises operating in Europe.

On the Advisory Board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Louhiala-Salminen represents the Association for Business Communication (ABC). She is an ABC member since 1991 and has served the organization e.g. as member and chair of the Publications Board.  In 2011 she was elected member of the ABC Board (Director at Large).

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