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Aarhus University (EU:Den) - Professorship in Danish as a School Subject related to the Danish school system[edit | edit source]

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University invites applications for a professorship in Danish as a school subject related to the use and development of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning. The professorship is a full-time, permanent position which begins on 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position

The professor will be expected to strengthen research activity and output as well as contributing to the high profile of research within the area of Danish as a school subject related to the use and development of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning.

He/she will be expected to contribute to the Danish School of Education’s core activities in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will be expected to provide academic leadership within the same areas, as well as contributing actively to the further development of the Danish School of Education both on a national and an international level. As part of the position, the professor is also expected to contribute to close cooperation with the National Centre for School Research (NCS).

The successful applicant will be a part of the Department of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies based at DPU in Emdrup/Copenhagen or Aarhus. It is important that the successful applicant takes part in the daily activities of the department, including both teaching and supervising. Since the department is situated in both Aarhus and Copenhagen, the successful applicant should expect a certain amount of travel between these two cities.

Research 

The professor will be expected to take a leading role in developing the area of educational theory, curriculum studies and ICT in teaching and learning. The successful applicant will be expected to lead large-scale research and development projects in relation to understanding and improving teaching within the field of subject didactics in the Danish educational system in general and the Danish Folkeskole in particular. He/she is also expected to be able to collaborate with people from other areas of expertise, also across academic disciplines, to accomplish this. The successful applicant must therefore be able to document original academic production at the highest international level, as well as significant scholarly contributions to theoretical and thematic developments within the field of education and Danish as a school subject in a developmental perspective. Applicants are furthermore asked to state their visions and plans for future developments in the field, and to document a solid track record in research leadership as well as research funding and international research cooperation.

Teaching 

The professor will be expected to be the driving force in developing new courses and degree programmes within the field of Danish as a school subject related to the development of ICT in education. Consequently, the successful applicant will be expected to have considerable experience of teaching at all university levels, and should be prepared to teach and supervise at all levels of the degree programme (MA and PhD) in educational theory and education.

Talent development 

The professor will be expected to contribute to talent development within the field of educational studies. He/she will have to recruit and supervise PhD students as well as teaching and developing PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange 

It is expected that the professor will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society actors or the public dissemination of knowledge. The successful applicant should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

Qualifications 

The successful applicant must provide research plans and explain how he/she will meet the expectations of the professorship with regard to the strengthening and development of research and teaching in Danish as a school subject related to the use and development of ICT in education in the Danish educational system and the Danish Folkeskole in particular.

Applicants must be able to document:

  • Academic publications at the highest international level, including research innovation in the field of subject didactics and ICT in education
  • Experience of designing large-scale studies based on mixed methods
  • Active participation in international research collaboration
  • Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding • Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all university levels • Experience of and commitment to teaching development, the supervision of student projects, talent development, research management and the development of PhD courses

The professor must be able to teach and publish in English.

For full length version with description of all formal requirements and the application procedure, please see:https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/

Deadline: 31 August 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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Aarhus University (EU:Den) - Associate Professorship in Scandinavian Comparative Literature with Particular Focus on the Period before 1870[edit | edit source]

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor in Scandinavian comparative literature with particular focus on the period before 1870.

The associate professorship is affiliated with the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy. This is a permanent position which begins on 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant with a focus on Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. Applicants should have done research in Scandinavian literature and comparative literature with particular focus on the period before 1870.

Research
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of research in Danish and Scandinavian comparative literature with the focus on the period before 1870; and to publish original, peer-reviewed research internationally within this field.

The successful applicant will also be expected to take initiatives not only with regard to degree programmes in Scandinavian studies, but also in the form of collaboration with internal and external partners in connection with research projects and applications for external research funding.

Teaching and supervision
Applicants are expected to have considerable experience of teaching and supervision at university level in the field of Scandinavian literature. The successful applicant will be involved primarily in teaching and supervision in comparative literature courses on the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Scandinavian languages and literature, and in related interdisciplinary courses such as studium generale and internationalisation electives. Applicants should indicate which courses they can teach. The successful applicant will also be expected to use innovative teaching methods.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of courses on the degree programmes conducted by the department. In this connection, experience of the development and planning of degree programmes at universities or similar institutions will be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to teach in both English as well as Danish.

Talent development
The successful applicant will be expected to supervise students at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level, as well as supervising young researchers and helping them to develop their careers. He/she will also be expected to recruit and supervise PhD students and to take part in the development and implementation of PhD courses within the field.

Knowledge exchange
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in knowledge exchange, for instance in connection with research collaboration with private companies, public-sector consultancy, collaboration with civil society and the presentation of knowledge to the public.

The successful applicant will have good opportunities for taking part in relevant collaborative initiatives with partners at Aarhus University and elsewhere.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD degree or documented proof of corresponding qualifications in a relevant area relating to Danish and Scandinavian literature and comparative literature, as well as teaching and research experience corresponding to the experience gained in an assistant professorship

School of Communication and Culture
Find relevant information, its research programmes, departments and various activities on the website.

For further information, please contact Stefan Kjerkegaard, head of department, on tel. +45 87 16 31 74 (norsk@cc.au.dk).

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

Deadline: 16 December 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+1)

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University of California, Berkeley (USA:Ca) - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Danish Literature and Culture[edit | edit source]

The Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time position at the Assistant (tenure-track), Associate or Full Professor level, in the area of Danish Literature and Culture. The expected start date is July 1, 2020.

The Department seeks a specialist in Danish literature and culture who can contribute to a comparative Nordic model of scholarship. In addition, the department prefers expertise in at least one of the following fields: Arctic Studies, Cultural History, Digital Humanities, Folklore, Gender Studies, and/or Post-Colonial Studies.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Scandinavian. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

  • Required minimum qualification at the time of application: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
  • Preferred qualifications: Native or near-native competence in Danish and in English. Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) preferred by the start date of the position. Strong ability for successful research, teaching, and administrative service.

To apply for consideration, please visit the following link, which includes applicant documentation requirements: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02259

Please direct questions to issahr@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your up-to-date C.V. including publication list.
  • Statement of Teaching - A description of your teaching philosophy and experience, including a list of courses taught in the last five years.
  • Research Sample - Article or chapter sized, in English or in another language accompanied by an English translation
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. For additional information, please visit: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Associate/Full Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (i.e., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your up-to-date C.V. including publication list.
  • Statement of Teaching - A description of your teaching philosophy and experience, including a list of courses taught in the last five years.
  • Research Sample - Article or chapter sized, in English or in another language accompanied by an English translation
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. For additional information, please visit: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (US Pacific Time, UTC-7) Acknowledgment received:

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University of Oslo (NOR) - Associate Professor in Runology and older Scandinavian language history[edit | edit source]

A permanent position as Associate Professor in Runology and older Scandinavian language history is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo.

The disciplines of runology and the older history of the Scandinavian languages at ILN include the study of runes and runic inscriptions and the language in the period from about 100 AD until the Reformation in the Scandinavian countries. Today, the department offers several runology courses that enable students to gain specialist expertise in runology. These topics will be continued and developed within the context of the current position in relation to the linguistic and cultural history of the period. The position includes teaching and research in runology and older Scandinavian language history, with emphasis on runic writing as the primary source we have for the earliest stages of the history of Scandinavian languages.

Therefore, it is important that applicants for the position can document in-depth experience of working with runic inscriptions both as a source of language history and as a material testimony of cultural history in a broader sense. One goal of the position is to strengthen collaboration across the academic environments in Norse philology and Scandinavian linguistics at the department.

For more information about ILN, see the department's website:

https://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.

Qualification requirements

Absolute requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within runology
  • Documented interest in and ability to teach and carry out research on runology and older Scandinavian language history.
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see how to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Norwegian or another Scandinavian language (see Formal regulations)
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  •  Academic qualifications and academic production in runology and the older history of the Scandinavian languages, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity.
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  •  Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and disposition to inspire students
  •  Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  •  Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  •  Experience with and ability to build international networks
  •  Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 532 300 – 615 900 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to  apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest)
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications)
  • Complete list of published and unpublished works
  • 2-3 descriptions of suggested topics for master’s theses, of which at least one must be practice-related
  • Description of one or more research projects which may be relevant for the Department

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation.

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Deadline: 4 November 2019 (European Central Time, UTC+3)

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

University of Helsinki (EU:Fin) - Uni­versity Lec­turer, Nordic Stud­ies (3 years)[edit | edit source]

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University is an international scholarly community of 40,000 students and staff, which operates on four Helsinki campuses and in 15 other localities in Finland. High-quality research at the University generates new knowledge that serves as a basis for educating diverse experts in a variety of fields and benefits public decision-making as well as business and industry. The University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts) is Finland’s oldest and largest unit of teaching and research in the arts in terms of the organisation and selection of its disciplines. The Faculty is also a significant international community of research, education and culture.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of UNIVERSITY LECTURER for a term from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2022 (locum tenens). The field of the position is Nordic studies.

Nordic studies belongs to the discipline of area and cultural studies and is part of the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS). The discipline examines how people living in a specific area experience the world, organise their society and see themselves as sharing a culture. In addition, the mission of CENS is to explore how the Nordic countries are perceived and understood by the global community and which elements constitute the Nordic brand in both space and time.

The duties of the university lecturer in Nordic studies include the provision of master’s level teaching, the supervision and examination of theses and dissertations, as well as research in the field. Duties requiring good cooperation skills include participating in the planning and development of teaching together with the other staff of the department, degree programmes and discipline. The appointee will conduct research in the field and contribute to its development. In addition, the university lecturer is expected to apply for external research funding.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a university lectureship shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention shall be paid to academic qualifications and merits, such as publications and experience of research projects, as well as teaching and supervision experience, pedagogical skills, the ability to produce learning material and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least a satisfactory command of spoken and written Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.

Applicants are requested to enclose the following documents with their applications as a single PDF file:

A curriculum vitae
A report (max. 5 pages) on the applicant’s teaching expertise
A numbered list of publications, highlighting the five publications most relevant for the present position
An informal report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities, including success in obtaining research funding and the applicant’s specialisation in the area of art history
Please see instructions at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts/faculty/instructions-to-appli....

Applicants are kindly asked to be prepared for the possibility that, after the closing of the application period, the appointment committee may request the top candidates to submit five publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors, and to attend for an interview and a demonstration of teaching skills. Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta, director of the Department of Cultures (jussi.pakkasvirta(at)helsinki.fi).

The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The closing date for applications is 28 August 2019.

Further information about using the University’s electronic recruitment system or the SAP HR portal can be obtained by email from rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Further information about careers at the University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

Deadline: 28 August 2019 (Eastern European Time, UTC+3)

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