Assistant professorship in German language
The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University, Denmark, invites applications for an assistant professorship in German language, to be filled by 1st of January, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful applicant must document research in German language preferably within grammar and language description.
The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies teaches and conducts research into language, literature and society in Western Europe, Australia, the USA, Canada, Latin America and parts of Africa. The Department is a dynamic environment with a high level of personal interaction and a wide range of functions. It currently employs approx. 150 members of staff.
An assistant professorship is a three-year, fixed-term academic position involving research and teaching. The person appointed to the post will be obliged to complete a course in university teaching devised especially for assistant professors, and is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration. At the end of the three-year period, provided the appropriate funding is secured, a post of associate professor will be advertised for which the assistant professor may apply.
Applicants are expected to relate their research and teaching to the other sections of the department and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must be able to teach linguistic disciplines at the BA- and the MA-levels.
Applicants with previous experience from collective research projects and from working in an interdisciplinary environment will be at an advantage.
Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to take part in all departmental activities including administration and examination. Therefore, non-Danish speakers must acquire the necessary Danish language skills within a maximum of two years.
Applicants must document complete fluency in written and spoken German. Knowledge of the other languages taught at the department will be an advantage, as the successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in interdisciplinary collaboration in the Department.
Enquiries regarding this position should be submitted to acting Head of Department, Dorte Albrechtsen (email@example.com ).
When appointing a candidate to the post as assistant professor, we stress that the applicant must have a Ph.D.-degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, applicants who have teaching experience at university level will be at an advantage.
Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:
- Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research and the degree of originality and production
- The applicant?s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness and accuracy as well as academic relevance in relation to the advertisement for the position
- Documentation of teaching qualifications
- Documentation of administrative qualifications
For further details about the qualification requirements, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff http://www.ubst.dk/lovgivning/personalejura-medarbejdere/ny_stillingsstruktur_eng.pdf
Applications must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
Please note that each field in the application form may only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.
Please click on the ?Apply online" icon at the bottom of the page.
The application must include the following enclosures:
Application letter/cover letter
Appendix 1: CV
Appendix 2: Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.)
Appendix 3: Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *
Appendix 4: Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses etc.
Appendix 5: Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching).
Appendix 6: Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment, of which at least two of the selected works must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1-3.
Only material in German, English, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, can be expected to be assessed.
All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.
After the application deadline, the Dean will set up an expert assessment committee to evaluate applicants specifically in relation to the advertised position. The applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each candidate will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalised.
Please refer to ministerial order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 concerning the appointment of academic staff at universities https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=140435 (only in Danish)
Applicants will be regularly informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.
Further information about the procedure is available from HR and Personnel Officer Mette Christensen, tel.: +45 35 32 80 87 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary and conditions of employment
The post will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers, recruited abroad, see www.movingtodenmark.ku.dk
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage all interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
The closing date for applications is 1st of August 2012, 23:59 CET.
Please quote reference number 211-0529/11-4550 in your application.