LINGUIST List 24.5369

Sat Dec 21 2013

Jobs: English; Discipline of Ling; Ling & Lit: Prof, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 20-Dec-2013
From: Marie Olofsson <>
Subject: English; Discipline of Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Professor, 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:
Job Title: Professor in English with a linguistic orientation

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Discipline of Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Job Assignments:
The position includes both own research as well as teaching and tutoring at first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle levels within the stated subject area as well as certain administrative work. Further, there is a requirement of informing about subject-relevant research and development work, as well as contributing actively to the subject's and the department's research environment.

The tenured professor shall also initiate and contribute towards planning research projects, which also comprises such tasks as actively working with applications for external research funds.

Another important ingredient is participation in subject-relevant knowledge dispersal in the surrounding society.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through the candidate’s own research involving complex and demanding issues, significant theoretical awareness, a great deal of methodological proficiency and a high degree of analytical ability. Scholarly proficiency must be considerably higher than that required in order to be accepted as an unpaid docent (reader). A guideline for the scope of scholarly proficiency is that, in addition to qualification for appointment as a docent (reader), significantly more is required in terms of publications and other scholarly qualifications. See the Faculty of Arts Instructions for Applicant in connection with Appointments of Professors

The tenured professor is expected to be internationally established as a researcher in English with a linguistic orientation.

Additional Information:
Applicants that do not have higher education pedagogical training of at least 15 higher education credits and that are not deemed to have acquired the corresponding knowledge in any other way, shall undergo such training during the first two years of employment.

Knowledge of Swedish is no requirement at the appointment, but the applicant shall be prepared, when necessary and within two years, to assume administrative and pedagogical assignments that require understanding and usage of the Swedish language.

The tenured professor is expected to often be physically present at the department and regularly participate in its work.

Please apply online.

The following documents should be enclosed with the application:
A description of scholarly and pedagogical work.
A list of degrees and employment.
Academic portfolio I: Scholarly qualifications.Academic portfolio II: Pedagogical qualifications.Academic portfolio III: Managerial and administrative qualifications .Academic portfolio IV: Qualifications relating to cooperation with the
surrounding community.Docent statement of opinion (in the case of promotion to professor).The publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be

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

Reference number PER 2013/362 should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2014 Mailing Address for Applications:
Marie Olofsson University of Gothenburg Department of Languages and Literatures Box 200 (letters) or Lundgrensgatan 5 (packages) Gothenburg 405 30 Sweden Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Head of Organization Marie Olofsson Email: Phone: 031-7861791

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