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LINGUIST List 24.5321

Thu Dec 19 2013

Jobs: English; Ling & Lit: Post Doc, University of Gothenburg

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

Date: 19-Dec-2013
From: Marie Olofsson <marie.olofssonsprak.gu.se>
Subject: English; Ling & Literature: Post Doc, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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University or Organization: University of Gothenburg
Department: Department of Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Web Address: http://www.gu.se/
Job Title: Postdoctoral position in English with a literary scientific orientation

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Ling & Literature

Required Language(s): English (eng)


There is linguistic and literary scientifically oriented research within the subject of English at the Department, with degree rights at every level, including third-cycle level and teacher training. At present the gathered college is comprised of two professors, three docents, four senior lecturers, two lecturers and eight doctoral students. The literary scientific research is characterised by large breadth, with a focus on the interaction between literary and social texts from the Renaissance to the modern period. The research comprises readings of literary works from a political or ethical vantage point, gender studies based on feminist theory or masculinity studies, bioevolutionary and sociocultural studies, drama and theatre studies and interpretations of literary texts from a postmodern or postcolonial perspective. Other areas where research is carried out are interculturality, multiculturality and transculturality studies, but also analyses of adaptations and circumlocutions of canonical works. Another research area concerns English working-class literature from an intersectional perspective. Several of the projects comprise an important part of the department's common research profiles, in particular the profiles that comprise life stories, popular culture, transculturality, translation and propagation.

Job Assignments:
The successful candidate is expected to devote their time primarily to their own research in English with a literary scientific orientation. He or she will also be expected to contribute actively to the fulfillment of the subject´s and the department´s academic, pedagogical and strategic goals as well as to undertake a limited amount of 20 % at the most of teaching and supervision at both introductory and advanced levels.

Candidates must possess a Swedish doctoral degree in English with a literary scientific orientation or the equivalent from a foreign university. Since employment as postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity and the University of Gothenburg's policy for gender equality will apply (http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/varderingar/jamlikhet).

In the assessment of the candidates the emphasis will be on the documented research skills. The statement purpose, which should include a research plan, 3 pages at the most, and a short description of how the candidate will contribute to the development of the discipline, will also be taken into consideration.

Additional information:
The tenured postdoctor is expected to often be physically present at the department and regularly participate in its work.

Please apply online.

Applications must include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of doctoral exam certificate
- Statement of purpose, the length of which should not exceed four pages and which must include a description of the research that the candidate proposes to undertake, a short description of their views on research and teaching and a description of how he or she wishes to contribute to the development of History as a discipline.
- List of publications
- Copies of not more than five publications

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in 3 copies to the application address below.

Reference number PER 2013/462 should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2014
Mailing Address for Applications:
Head of Organization Marie Olofsson
University of Gothenburg
Department of Languages and Literatures
Box 200 (letters) or Lundgrensgatan 5 (packages)
Gothenburg 405 30
Web Address for Applications: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=0&disableRedirect=true&id=19144&Dnr=578109&Type=E
Contact Information:
Head of Organization Marie Olofsson
Email: marie.olofssonsprak.gu.se
Phone: 031-7861791

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