Associate Professorship of Modern German Language
University of Copenhagen Department of English, Germanic and Romance Languages
Denmark

Associate professorship in Modern German Language

The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in Modern German Language to be filled by 1st January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job content

The institute is a vibrant workplace with over 800 students and approximately 150 employees.  We offer courses from a variety of linguistic, historical, and literary perspectives in French, Spanish, Italian, German and English.  The position involves research, teaching and guidance on topics related to modern German language and linguistics. The successful applicant will be able to teach widely in the linguistic disciplines at all levels, mentor graduate students in grammatical and linguistic fields, and contribute to linguistics research across the institute.  We will welcome applicants with an ability to contribute to one of the institute’s existing research fora (these include groups working on norm, variation and language change, literary translation, and sociolinguistics) as well those taking a comparative or cross-linguistic perspective or with experience in the creative use of a digital corpus. 

Qualification requirements

The successful applicant will have strong international publications, evidence of leadership in research development, and of success in seeking external research funding.  An ability to contribute to discussions about the future of language learning in Denmark and across Europe will also be an advantage.

In general, associate professors at KU are expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Institute, including examinations and administration, and also to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.

Applicants for associate professorships must have qualifications corresponding to at least the level attained on successful completion of a tenure track assistant professorship. They must be able to document the following:

  • A minimum of four peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, at least one of them at level two (The Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI); or a monograph as well as two articles, at least one of them at level two; or similar publications
  • Advanced teaching qualifications: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme (or equivalent experience) and a teaching portfolio that documents varied pedagogical/didactic practice (both class instruction and individual or collective supervision)  See also Educational Charter at http://www.humanities.ku.dk/about/vision_and_goals/educational_charter/ and http://uddannelseskvalitet.ku.dk/quality-assurance-of-study-programmes/university-guidelines/pedagogic-basis-and-guidelines/
  • Well thought-out research and teaching plans. The research plans must include considerations concerning external dissemination activities and social impact. The teaching plans must include considerations concerning how the applicant intends to maintain and develop their pedagogical/didactic competencies.
  • Participation in relevant and strong Danish and international academic networks, preferably in both research and teaching.
  • Good citizenship: interest in and commitment to the maintenance and enhancement of a collegiate community and an academic environment in which approaches to educational questions, the development of research and external contacts are based on solidarity.

All of the above mentioned criteria must be met. It is also an advantage if applicants have experience of obtaining external funding, alone or together with colleagues.

The criteria can be found here: https://humanities.ku.dk/about/vacancies/5668eng_Lektorkriterier_paa_HUM_KUendelig.pdf

The duties of the position are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants’ qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics as in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. Applicants with documentation of excellent teaching skills including experience with development of teaching and with experiences and reflections on how most effectively to integrate research and teaching activities will be given priority.

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

For further details about the qualification requirements for associate professors, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019 (only in Danish): https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=212083

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Tina Lupton, e-mail: tinalup@hum.ku.dk.

Application

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please note that each field in the application form must only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and must include the following:

  • Application letter/cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *
  • 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.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination (organisation of classes, materials, courses and other forms of teaching). For more information regarding the expected contents of the teaching portfolio, applicants are encouraged to read the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of five publications for assessment, of which at least three 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 to 5.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish will be assessed.

Appointment procedure

After the application deadline, the head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, academic officer Rikke Dall, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk,please refer to ID number 211-0222/20-2E.

Salary and conditions of employment

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 38.800 (EUR 5,206) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.

See : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm

and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 CET, June 1st 2020.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 01-06-2020
Employment start: 01-01-2021
Department/Location: Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab


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