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LINGUIST List 24.4448

Fri Nov 08 2013

Jobs: English; General Ling: Assoc Prof/Senior Lecturer, University of Agder

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Nov-2013
From: Charles Armstrong <charles.armstronguia.no>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Agder
Department: Department of Foreign Languages and Translation
Job Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Web Address: http://www.uia.no/en/portals/about_the_university/humanities_and_education/department_of_foreign_languages_and_translation
Job Rank: Associate Professor; Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time, permanent position as Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Foreign Languages and Translation. The work location is Campus Kristiansand. Starting date: 1 August 2014 or upon agreement with the faculty.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Translation has 25 academic staff members and approximately 300 students associated with study programmes in English, French, German, Spanish and translation and intercultural communication.

The Department’s course portfolio comprises Teacher education programmes, one-year study programmes, Bachelor and Master’s degree study programmes as well as a PhD study programme in linguistics and literature.

The appointee will become a member of the Department’s English linguistic group and will be assigned teaching and advisement activities in English linguistics. The appointee may also be assigned responsibility for teaching in the Department’s Bachelor’s degree study programme in Translation and intercultural communication.

The appointee must be able to undertake instruction, examination work and administration within relevant subject areas in accordance with existing regulations. The appointee will also be assigned tasks outside of the faculty/department to which the position is associated in accordance with his/her work duties and professional expertise, for example within continuing and further education (EVU).

The appointee is required to/expected to submit documentation demonstrating linguistic breadth in their research and instructional work. Formal qualifications and experience in phonetics/phonology and at least two of the following subject areas are highly desirable: morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation or English-Norwegian contrastive linguistics. The appointee must be familiar with modern linguistic theories and must be able to integrate theory and practice.

The appointee is also expected to contribute to cross-language and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Experience in securing external funding can provide a competitive advantage in the ranking of academically qualified applicants.

It is desirable that the applicant has experience with and/or interest in developing and using digital teaching resources in their instruction.

Applicants must submit documented relevant practical-pedagogical competency based on education or instruction and supervision. Applicants who cannot at the time of appointment document this basic level of competency must acquire it within two years of their appointment, for example by completing the university’s course in university pedagogics. Applicants possessing pedagogical qualifications beyond a basic competency level may have a competitive advantage during the ranking of professionally/academically competent applicants.

In addition to applicants having a high level of academic qualifications, emphasis will be placed on applicants having good collaborative abilities, personal creativity and initiative as well as their ability to work in a systematic and goal-oriented manner.

See the application URL below for full job description.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2013

Web Address for Applications: http://uia.easycruit.com/vacancy/1079849/35068?iso=gb
Contact Information:
Head of Department Charles Armstrong
Email: charles.armstronguia.no
Phone: +47 38142284

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