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LINGUIST List 17.588

Wed Feb 22 2006

Jobs: African Langs & Cultures: Full Prof, U of Helsinki

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        1.    Sylvia Akar, African Languages and Cultures: Full Prof, University of Helsinki, Finland


Message 1: African Languages and Cultures: Full Prof, University of Helsinki, Finland
Date: 21-Feb-2006
From: Sylvia Akar <sylvia.akarhelsinki.fi>
Subject: African Languages and Cultures: Full Prof, University of Helsinki, Finland


University or Organization: University of Helsinki
Department: Institute for Asian and African Studies
Job Rank: Full Professor
Specialty Areas: African Languages and Cultures
Required Language(s): English (eng)


Description:

The University of Helsinki, Finland, invites applications for the Professorship
of African Languages and Cultures. The deadline for the applications has been
extended until March, 8, 2006 (due to the mistake in translation).

The field of teaching has been specified as the languages and cultures of
sub-Saharan Africa. In this context, the term African languages is used to refer
to the indigenous languages spoken south of the Sahara. The term 'cultures' is
understood in its broad sense to encompass the various forms of traditional and
modern cultures, including their historical aspects.

The successful candidate is expected to be well-versed in the languages OR
cultures of some geographically or culturally defined area, and to have proven
his or her expertise through scientific publications. The appointee is expected
to have the knowledge of at least one significant indigenous African language. A
versatile knowledge of African languages and cultures as well as field work
experience will be considered an asset.

The professorship is located in the Institute for Asian and African Studies of
the Faculty of Arts (http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/aakkl/english).

The official languages of instruction at the University of Helsinki are Finnish
and Swedish. Foreign citizens or non-native Finnish citizens may be appointed
without having proved their competence in the Finnish or Swedish languages. The
appointee is required to have good oral and written skills in the English language.

The monthly salary will range between 3632 - 5642 euros depending on the
previous experience.

The application should contain:
1) A curriculum vitae in English;
2) A short written report on the merits the candidate considers relevant in
the assessment of teaching skills;
3) A report (max. two pages), in English, of the applicant's research
activities and plans to provide for future developments in the field;
4) A numbered list of those publications or other works with which the
applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her competence and merits;
5) One copy each of a maximum of 10 publications or other works numbered as
in the above list;
6) A report of language skills.

Written applications, together with the required enclosures should be
addressed to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and sent to the
Registrar of the University of Helsinki, PO Box 33, FIN-00014 University of
Helsinki. The new closing date for the application is March 8, 2006 by 3.45
p.m (local time).

Instructions for appointments of the professorship in question can be
obtained on request from the Faculty Office, Ms Leena Barros (email
leena.barros(at)helsinki.fi) or from the www-address
http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/hallinto/vtsafrikkaeng.pdf.

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Juha Janhunen (email
asiemajeure(at)yahoo.com) or Mrs Sylvia Akar (email
sylvia.akar(at)helsinki.fi).


Address for Applications

Faculty of Arts
Registrar of the University of Helsinki
PO Box 33
Yliopistonkatu 4
FIN-00014 Universi FIN-00014
Finland

Application Deadline: 08-Mar-2006

Contact Information:

Ms Leena Barros
Email: leena.barroshelsinki.fi
Website: http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/aakkl/english/


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