Research Assistant in International Business Communication in English at the Department of English in the School of Communication and Culture

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the post of research assistant (

videnskabelig assistent

) within the field of International Business Communication in English at the Department of English.

The term of appointment is 1 August 2023 to 31 July 2024. The workload is 37 hours per week.

The position of research assistant is a fixed-term academic position, for which the main responsibilities are teaching and examinations. The successful applicant will have access to excellent library facilities and will be welcome to engage with the local research community, but there will be no hours allotted to research in the contract of employment.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of their personal background.

The position

The person appointed to this position will be required to teach and examine courses in the




degree programmes in International Business Communication in English. The courses in question will cover

Corporate Communication & PR


BA projects


Organisational Communication


Internal Communication


Web-based Communication

, and a Research Topic course.

A minor part of the appointee’s worktime is allotted to professional development as well as participation in staff and teaching-team meetings, as well as relevant administrative work at the Department. The position requires regular presence at the Department. Office facilities will be provided.


Applicants must hold an academic degree in English, Business Communication, or a related field at master’s degree level or higher. Applicants should demonstrate relevant qualifications within international business communication, corporate communication, social interaction, identity, online communication, and project supervision. All teaching takes place in English, and applicants must therefore have a native or near-native level of English language proficiency. Preference will be given to applicants with recent teaching experience within the specific areas mentioned.

The Department

The place of employment is the Department of English, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Prospective applicants are invited to view the Department’s website .

School of Communication and Culture

The School of Communication and Culture is one of three schools at the Faculty of Arts. It covers a wide range of subject areas, including foreign languages.

For more information, please see the school’s website .

Further information

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Department, Prof.

Dominic Rainsford


If you need help uploading your application or if you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Arts HR support by e-mail: .


Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities

(the Appointment Order)


Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:


Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here:

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.


The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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