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Job Announcement: Högskolan Dalarna

Standard Arabic; Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sweden

Employer: Högskolan Dalarna

Job Location: Falun, Sweden
Title: Lecturer in Arabic
Rank: Lecturer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Specialty: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 24.1432
Date Submitted: 27-Mar-2013
Job Description: (Reference number DUP nr: 2013/252/30)

Employment Profile:
We are seeking a lecturer in Arabic 70-100%. This is a permanent position starting 01-08-13 or on an agreed date. A probationary period of six months applies. The position is based in Falun.

The position includes teaching plus the development and planning of courses in Arabic, Arabic literature and culture at undergraduate level. A large part of the teaching is net-based, and there may be some evening teaching. Part of the duties is to participate in the development of the subject and academic work in general. Research time within Högskolan’s research group Culture, Identity and Representation can be included in the position.

To be considered qualified for being hired as a lecturer in any subject other than the Arts applicants need to demonstrate teaching skills, have a PhD or equivalent academic competence, or have some other professional skills relevant to the subject requirements and duties of the position. This position requires a PhD in Arabic or equivalent competence.

Selection Criteria:
The degree of expertise required to be qualified for the position is used as a selection criterion when hiring a lecturer. In addition, the degree of administrative and other skills that are relevant for the subject requirements Högskolan sets for the position and the duties of the position are also relevant. The ability to develop and lead academic work and other members of staff at Högskolan will also be taken into account, plus the ability to cooperate with the region and inform others about research and development work. Pedagogical and academic skills will be given equal weight for this position. Objective grounds will also be taken into account, which follow the political goals for the job market, equality, society and employment.

Other Qualifications:
Since our courses are taught using a communicative view of teaching, it is a requirement that the applicant is fluent or nearly fluent in MSA and has high written competence. Good knowledge of Arabic literature and ”i’rab” is of merit. Testified experience of teaching and course development at university level for both beginners and higher levels is sought after. A good knowledge of English and/or Swedish plus a good ability to cooperate are expected.

Applications will be externally reviewed.

Lovisa Berg, Head of Subject, email
Loretta Qwarnström, Head of Section, email

Union Representatives:
Christina Romlid,, Saco-S, Kerstin Ahlberg,, TCO-Lärarförbundet and TCO-ST via email All can be reached at tel. no. 023-77 80 00 (switchboard).

Other Issues:
Högskolan Dalarna is working towards an even gender distribution and increased diversity!

What Should Be Included in your Application:
Your application with the above reference number should include three copies of:
- authenticated curriculum vitae
- certificates/transcripts of grades
- publications list containing a written account of academic, pedagogical and administrative work. Include three copies each of your five most relevant publications.
- details of referees
- pedagogical merits should be set out on a separate form which can be obtained from Högskolan Dalarna’s home page, If you have any questions about this, please contact

Final Date of Applications:
The applications should be sent to the email address or the postal address Registrator, Högskolan Dalarna, 791 88 Falun.
Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2013
Application Address: Registrator
Högskolan Dalarna
Falun    79188
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Lovisa  Berg
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