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LINGUIST List 25.2701

Wed Jun 25 2014

Jobs: Spanish; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Jun-2014
From: Mette Birgitte Christensen <vipadminhum.ku.dk>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
Department: Faculty of Humanities Department of English Germanic and Romance Studies
Job Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Web Address: http://humanities.ku.dk/
Job Title: Tenure-track assistant professorship in Spanish language

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

Tenure-track assistant professorship in Spanish language with special responsibilities in foreign language acquisition and/or foreign language pedagogy

The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in foreign language acquisition and/or foreign language pedagogy, to be filled by 1st of January, 2015 (alternately 1st of August, 2015).

Job content
The applicant must document an active research profile in foreign language acquisition and/or foreign language pedagogy within Spanish as a foreign language.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-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 designed especially for assistant professors, and is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess if the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at this homepage: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have a PhD degree or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can demonstrate teaching experience at university level.

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Documented competences in both of these main fields of activity, as well as the ability to reflect on them, will be weighted in the assessment process.

Tenure-track assistant professors must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory, but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be taken into account. Applicants’ outreach qualifications, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Jørn Boisen, e-mail: jboishum.ku.dk

Appointment procedure
Further information about the application procedure is available from HR and Personnel Officer Mette Christensen (contact email address below).

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. As for the latter, see www.movingtodenmark.ku.dk

As a tenure-track assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities you are offered a Start-up Package. See more at http://humanities.ku.dk/about/tenuretrack/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on what it is like working in Denmark before you apply for a position at the UCPH. See: http://ism.ku.dk/, http://workingconditions.ku.dk/ and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.

Closing date: 1 October 2014, 23:59 CEST.

This call for applications is an extract on which the application cannot be based. Further information on the above posts is available from at the application website below.

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2014

Web Address for Applications: http://employment.ku.dk/
Contact Information:
HR officer Mette Birgitte Christensen
Email: vipadminhum.ku.dk
Phone: 4551298466

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