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Job Announcement: University of Bergen

English; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories: Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Employer: University of Bergen
The Department of Foreign Languages
Job Location: Bergen, Norway
Rank: Associate Professor
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
LL Issue: 24.3584
Date Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
Job Description: The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

The Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenured Associate Professor of English linguistics, starting in August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

English is one of the subjects taught at the Department of Foreign Languages. The Department currently has over 50 permanent academic staff, 11 administrative staff, approx. 30 PhD fellows, and a number of other temporary staff. The Department conducts research and offers teaching in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish Language and Latin American Studies. Six permanent academic staff work in English linguistics (4 professors and 2 associate professors). The Department also has doctoral fellows in English linguistics. Current research in English linguistics includes modern and historical syntax, morphology, phonology, pragmatics and sociolinguistics. The Department has links with institutions in several European countries as well as Great Britain and the USA, and the linguistic section places great emphasis on international collaboration in research, doctoral training and teaching.

Qualification Requirements:
The successful candidate must have a Norwegian doctorate in English linguistics or a doctorate from a foreign institution that is equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate. Academic work equivalent in quality and extent to a Norwegian doctorate will also be acceptable. ‘English linguistics’ is defined as research that applies modern linguistic theories and methods to contribute to scholarly accounts of the English language in a diachronic or synchronic perspective. The primary data for such studies must be substantially taken from at least one variety of English.

Applicants must document teaching qualifications by providing, for example:
- Evidence of completed teacher training
- Evaluation reports on the applicant's teaching
- Overview of scope and level of teaching
- Overview of post-graduate and doctoral candidates supervision, and results obtained
- Student awards received
- Own teaching publications
- Own teaching compendia and material
- Reports showing participation in projects related to the development of teaching, such as forms of teaching, supervision or teaching environments.

For full details and to apply please visit the application URL below.

Applications must be received by 20 October 2013

Mark application: 13/9249
Application Deadline: 20-Oct-2013
Application URL:
Contact Information: Professor Karol  Janicki
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Phone: + 47 55 58 23 74