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Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature and Comparative Literature at Aarhus Universitet

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Opslået 6. maj
Ansøgningsfrist 3. jun
Forventet start 1. dec

  • Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur - Center for Børnelitteratur og MedierLangelandsgade 1398000 Aarhus C

  • FuldtidsstillingID: 1016
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The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a position as assistant professor in children’s literature and comparative literature.
The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year position, and subject to appropriate funding there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship.
The position is located at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric and is available from 1 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position

The children’s literature and comparative literature programmes at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric have significant international profiles and strong international research networks. We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to the further development of the two programmes, with a particular focus on the interchanges between literature and media. The successful applicant is expected to participate in Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

Research

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who has strong research experience in the fields of children’s literature, literary studies and the interaction between literature and media. Applicants must submit a 2-3 year research plan within this area and must reflect on how the proposed research can contribute to the integration of literary and media dimensions in courses at the department.
The School of Communication and Culture places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding.

Teaching and supervision

The successful applicant must be prepared to teach a broad range of courses in the children’s literature and comparative literature programmes at both BA and MA level, and to contribute to the development and application of innovative teaching methods. Besides teaching and assessment, the position includes individual and group supervision at BA and MA level.
Given the international focus of the two degree programmes, the successful applicant should be prepared to teach in both English and Danish.
The person appointed to the post of assistant professor must complete Aarhus University’s teacher training programme for assistant professors especially designed for university teaching.

Knowledge exchange

It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange, for instance in terms of research collaboration with the private sector, public dissemination of knowledge or cooperation with literary institutions such as libraries or publishers. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to children’s literature and comparative literature. Applicants must be able to document:
  • An internationally oriented and relevant research profile
  • Research experience in children’s literature, literary studies and the interaction between literature and media
  • Experience of participation in national and international networks
  • Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Teaching experience in areas of relevance to children’s literature and comparative literature
  • Proficiency in languages relevant to the area of research
  • Experience of academic supervision

Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document:
  • Experience of knowledge exchange, including cooperation with external partners in the private and public sector
  • Time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institutions
  • Research experience in relation to different language areas

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Tore Rye Andersen by email: torerye@cc.au.dk
Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.

Work environment

Active 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. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.
The Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric, the School of Communication and Culture and Aarhus University respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained.
If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be required to acquire sufficient Danish to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture within two years of commencing the appointment.
Children’s literature and comparative literature at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric
The academic staff at the Centre for Children’s Literature and Media operate with a broad and inclusive concept of children’s literature and media that involves texts and media explicitly produced for children, texts and media produced for a broad audience but used by children, and texts and media produced or co-produced by children. Currently, research projects focus on media convergence and transmedial connections surrounding children’s literature and young adult fiction, children’s use and production of YouTube videos, and the establishment of a market for children’s literature in Denmark in the early 19th century, among other things. The programme’s academic staff are widely engaged in interdisciplinary teaching in national and international contexts. In relation to Nordic (particularly Danish) children’s literature, researchers in the programme cooperate with and communicate their work to Danish publishers, literary institutions and institutions of primary and secondary education as well as the general public.
The comparative literature programme works with literature from all over the world and from all time periods. The programme links literature as an independent art form to literature as a central part of cultural life. Research topics span a broad spectrum, and currently the programme hosts research projects on literature and new media, transatlantic slavery, posthuman aesthetics, romantic literature, and the global circulation of literature. In addition to the programme’s core research interests of literary history and theory, world literature and literary culture, the academic staff are involved in a variety of interdisciplinary projects on topics such as digital media, the history of technology and film, and human rights and memory, in relation to both literature and culture. The researchers are also engaged in communicating their work to a broader audience, including continuing education courses for upper-secondary school teachers and the general public, activities at Danish folk high schools and upper-secondary schools, and literary criticism in newspapers and journals.

School of Communication and Culture

The school belongs to the Faculty of Arts. You will find relevant information about the school and its many activities here on our website.
The School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the school’s academics.

Kvalifikationskrav

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Faculty of Arts

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