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Syddansk Universitet - Det Humanistiske Fakultutet

Syddansk Universitet - Det Humanistiske Fakultutet

Indrykket 31-01-2017

Professorship in Language, Interaction, and Cognition

There will be a vacancy at the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark for a professorship in Language, Interaction, and Cognition with effect from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: February 28th, 2017.

In accordance with the Departments strategic plan, there is a desire to further develop research in cognition. The special focus of area is on the intersection between cognition and different aspects of the language sciences. While applicants with a profile in cognitive science are encouraged, their research should also be compatible with the themes of linguistic interaction, interpersonal communication, cognitive psychology, problem-solving psychology, and embodied/ecological cognitive science and linguistics. Applicants should therefore demonstrate an original and broad set of research qualifications where the cognitive, the linguistic and the interactional are approached from different vantage points.

It is a requirement for the appointment that the professor has a strong visible presence at the Department, participating actively in its teaching and research environments.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Research (including the obligation to publish and disseminate scientific output) and teaching in language, interaction and cognition
  • Curriculum development within the area of language, interaction and cognition
  • Building up a stimulating, productive research environment in the field of cognitive research, including the initiation of major research projects
  • Outreach and popular dissemination activities
  • Procurement of external research grants
  • Establishment of international cooperative relations around relevant research themes

Emphasis will be placed on applicants teaching experience and research qualifications, including a high degree of original scientific production at international level in the field of language, interaction and cognition.

Further information is available from the Head of Department Steffen Nordahl Lund at phone: +45 6550 3307, email: snl@sdu.dk

Application, salary, and condition of employment etc.

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicants qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programs.

Employment shall be on the terms specified in the labour market agreement and the salary shall correspond to LR 37 (pay bracket 37) annually DKK 536.665,33 plus pension (1st April 2016 level). To this must be added a non-pension-qualifying supplement of DKK 52.935,93 (1st April 2016 level) from the executive pool.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link apply online at the bottom of this page.


Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information How to apply before applying.

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas/Certifcates
  • Teaching portfolio (please see below)
  • Research plan including documentatation for research management
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • A maximum of 9 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.

Applicants for a 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. Please read more here.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

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



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