Research Assistant in Portuguese and Brazilian studies
The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, Faculty of Humanities, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for an research assistant with special emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching in Portuguese and Brazilian studies as soon as possible.
The successful applicant must document teaching experience and research in both Portuguese and Brazilian studies with a focus on one or more of the following areas of research: media and communication, social studies, language, literature and culture studies as well as international relations or business.
The undergraduate and graduate programs in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies are located within the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, which currently employs approximately 150 members of staff. The department teaches and conducts research into language and linguistics, history, literature and society in Western Europe, Latin America, Australia, the USA, Canada and parts of Africa. We offer a dynamic environment with a high level of personal interaction and a wide range of tasks.
The undergraduate and graduate programs in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Portuguese-speaking world, integrating theories and methods from the humanities and social sciences, so as to provide a broad analytical base for tackling real-world problems and communicating results effectively. In fact, nearly half of the courses in the major is taught using a problem-based perspective, so the successful applicant will be expected to use this method in specific courses.
The B.A. and M.A. programs additionally include courses which focus on the Portuguese-speaking world as a whole. Thus, the successful applicant must be able to teach and supervise broadly in the subjects at this level.
The position as research assistant is a three-year position. In addition to carrying out a diverse teaching load, the research assistant is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, provide pedagogic supervision, and sit on academic assessment panels.
The selection criteria are set out below under the qualification requirements.
Potential applicants are welcome to contact the program coordinator for information regarding the new curriculum and additional information about the position: Associate Professor Sandi Michele de Oliveira, firstname.lastname@example.org.
General enquiries may also be submitted to the Head of Studies, Kirsten Kragh, email@example.com.
The ideal candidate:Has native or near-native fluency in Portuguese Is able to teach BA- and MA-level courses which incorporate knowledge of other areas of the Portuguese-speaking world Is able to teach courses which are cross-disciplinary in nature Has experience in problem-based learning/teaching and in team-teaching Is able to teach first-year classes in either Danish or English
Applicants whose PhD research centered on another area of the Portuguese-speaking world may be judged qualified for this position, if they present academic publications on topics of contemporary Portuguese or Brazilian society and/or culture.
Applicants must document linguistic competence in written and spoken Portuguese and English or Danish.
The application letter and CV must be in English. Only publications and supplemental material written in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish can be expected to be assessed.
All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.
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).
Application deadline: 4 january 2017 23:59 CET