Saturday, 28 January 2012

Professorship in Communications at Copenhagen University, Denmark

The Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University, Denmark, invites applications for a full professorship in Communications to be filled by 1 August 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics is a leading centre for research, teaching and
knowledge transfer in the following disciplines: Danish literature, language and media (including subject didactics), Scandinavian Studies (including Finnish), Audiologopaedia, Psychology of Language, Gender Studies and Philology (including Indo-European, Linguistics, Psychology of Language and Phonetics).

Further information about the Department (including the Department contract) and its curricula is available at:

Job content
The professorship is in communications, as practiced in relation to the subject of Danish at the University of Copenhagen. Applicants must be able to document special research, teaching and dissemination qualifications in corporate communications.

The successful applicant will be a top international researcher in the subject, who is capable of teaching and supervising on all levels (BA, MA & PhD), making a significant contribution to the further development of the Department´s programmes and dissemination, and acting as the driving force behind major research projects and the ongoing development of the Department´s external partnerships.

Applicants must also account for how they will contribute to the development of the Department´s research, programme and dissemination profile in the communications field, e.g. in connection with the work of established centres and research groups and in connection with the development of new research initiatives and partnerships (maximum 5 pages, cf. Appendix 4).
For further information about the position please contact the Head of Department Finn Hauberg Mortensen, phone ¬+4535328317, e-mail:

Qualification requirements
The professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration and also manage research projects, provide pedagogic supervision, supervise assistant professors and sit on academic assessment panels.

Emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal qualifications:
• 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 significance, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness and accuracy as well as academic relevance in relation to the advertisement for the position
• Teaching qualifications
• Administrative qualifications
• Research management
• Participation in networks - national and international

For further details about the qualification requirements, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff,

The application must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please note that each field in the application form can only contain 1 file of 20Mb max.

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)
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 seven publications for assessment, of which at least five 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 1-7.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, German and French can be expected to be assessed.

All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.

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. 284 of 25 April 2008 concerning the appointment of academic staff at universities ministerial order

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 Helle Schæbel, tel.: +45 35 32 86 75 or e-mail:

Salary and conditions of employment
The post will be filled according to agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations. The approximate annual pensionable salary is currently DKK 570,000. Additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis.
A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, see

All applicants are encouraged to apply, irrespective of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23.59, 31 January 2012 CET.

Please quote reference number 211-0476/11-4550 in your application.

Apply online
Deadline: 31-01-2012
Publisher: Faculty of Humanities

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