Translation & Interpreting and German for Specific Purposes
Department of Language and Business Communication
The Department of Language and Business Communication at the Aarhus School of Business (ASB), University of Aarhus, invites applications for a position of Associate Professor in translation & interpreting and German for specific purposes. The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment by 1 January 2009 subject to mutual agreement.
Research and teaching areas
We are interested in an ambitious associate professor, who will contribute to the further development of the academic and social environment in the department through innovative research, teaching and personal commitment.
The position is with the Translation and Interpreting research group (please visit www.asb.dk/translation). The teaching obligations will be within the field of German for specific purposes, including German-Danish translation and interpreting. As the position involves teaching in translation and interpreting between German and Danish, applicants who are not native speakers of German must hold an MA in German, whereas native speakers of German must master Danish at near-native level. It is also expected that the candidate is able to teach in English.
The Department of Language and Business Communication is a large department which is primarily engaged in business-oriented humanities research and education. Our research focuses on business language, texts, communication, culture, and knowledge management. In addition, the department provides teaching development for and is involved in the teaching of ASB programmes in business language, corporate communication and European studies.
We are organised in a dynamic matrix structure comprising a number of open research and teaching groups, and we offer a good working environment for furthering the development of the competences of our academic staff with regard to both research and teaching. For a complete overview of the department’s research and teaching areas, please see our website: http://www.asb.dk/article.aspx?pid=6155
Conditions of employment
The position of associate professor is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations. These include pedagogical guidance/supervision of assistant professors and doctoral students, assessment work, teaching, preparation of and participation in administrative work, and a duty to contribute to the scientific development of the research area. Although previous employment as an assistant professor is not a prerequisite, candidates should have qualifications corresponding to what may be expected to have been achieved on the basis of a three-year assistant professorship with research obligations. Applicants should provide documentation of their research publications and of their teaching qualifications/experience.
Application and deadline
The application should contain
• a CV;
• a copy of the applicant’s Ph.D. degree certificate;
• documents substantiating research and teaching qualifications;
• a complete numbered list of publications and working papers. Research publications and working papers which the applicant wishes to be included in the evaluation should be marked by an asterisk (*);
• three hard copies of the asterisk-marked scientific publications. Please note that a maximum of five research publications and/or working papers may be submitted;
• co-author statements relating to the publications enclosed;
• a brief statement of future research plans.
The application and any documents enclosed should be written in English and submitted in three copies.
The applications will be evaluated by an assessment committee, which is authorised to ask for supplementary material from applicants if it deems this necessary. Applicants will receive a copy of the committee’s recommendation concerning their own application. Priority will be given to those applicants that show the best research potential.
Candidates who, according to the expert assessment committee, are qualified for the position may be invited for an interview and may be asked to give a test lecture.
The application, including any documents enclosed, should be marked “Position No. 1002.37” and sent to: Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Management Office, Fuglesangs Allé 4, DK-8210 Aarhus V, Denmark, to the attention of Human Resource Consultant Trine Juhl Sørensen.
Closing date for applications: 8 September, 2008 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held in November 2008.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application contains all the documents requested and that the material is received no later than on the closing date.
Candidates are invited to contact Human Resource Officer Joan Ottesgaard Petersen e-mail: email@example.com or by phone: +45 89 48 66 41 for further information on practical matters.
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