Associate Professor in Chinese Language , Culture and Communication

open until filled
Chinese, Business studies, Marketing
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

Job description:

The Institute of Business Communication and Information Studies, Sønderborg, offers a position as Associate Professor in Chinese Language, Culture and Communication. The position is available from August 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The university offers teaching and research at six campuses situated in Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg, Slagelse, and Copenhagen.

The successful applicant will contribute to the teaching programmes BA and the MA in business, language and culture (Chinese).

The successful applicant will be expected to be fluent in spoken and written Chinese, well-versed in the general linguistic, sociological, and political conditions within China as well as within Greater China. Applicants must document teaching experience of Chinese as a foreign language at university level.

Applicants will also have research experience within intercultural communication between China and the West focusing on aspects such as e.g.

  • Intercultural management
  • Intercultural marketing
  • Business interactions
  • Business negotiations

The impact of increased global communication on the business scene

Minimum requirements for the position at associate professor level are a Ph.D. in Chinese, a specialization in at least one of the research areas listed above, and a high degree of original scholarly production at international level as well as teaching experience at university level. Candidates should have completed a course in university pedagogy or have acquired relevant knowledge about teaching at university level in some other way.

The applicant must be able to teach and publish in English and Chinese and is expected to be able to communicate in Danish or to acquire proficiency in Danish as soon as possible.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant?s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

For further information please contact Head of Department Lotte Weilgaard, tel +45 6550 1309, e-mail
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Appointment in this position will also encompass teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2008 .

If the successful applicant has not documented teaching experience corresponding to assistant professor level, the applicant will be engaged on trial for the first 18 months.

Applicants are requested to forward a CV, Certificates/Diplomas, co-author statements, documentation about previous teaching experience as well as a list of publications, stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely. You can enclose up to 6 of relevant publications. Furthermore a list of all enclosures must be enclosed - each enclosure being numbered and marked with the applicant?s name. Enclosures must be assembled in sets. Applicants applying for an associate professorship at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications -

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Please send the application marked ?Job ID 116604? and enclosures, including publications on which the applicant wishes to rely, Certifi-cates/Diplomas ?all in 4 copies- to University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M , Denmark. The application must reach the University not later than 15th December 2011, at 12.00 hours.

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Teaching portfolio

Employment starts: 1 August, 2012

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