LINGUIST List 25.2243

Wed May 21 2014

Jobs: Japanese; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 21-May-2014
From: Sarah Isaksson <>
Subject: Japanese; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, 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: Senior Lecturer

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


Specific subject description
The subject area of Japanese offers education at all levels: first cycle, second cycle and third cycle. It is attracting an increasing number of students and has a good potential for expansion in the near future. The subject cooperates with several other subjects at the Department, within both research and education. It is also involved in several study programmes both within the Department and elsewhere at the University. Examples include the programmes in Business and Economics and International Languages. The primary research areas within Japanese linguistics are phonetics, phonology, dialectology, typology, pragmatics and language learning. The subject also engages in translation studies and research on language and society in Japan.

Job assignments
The position includes mainly teaching and supervision of students at first- and second-cycle level, in both freestanding courses and study programmes offered at the Department. Research activities will also be required to some extent. In addition, the holder of the position will be expected to participate in the development of courses and programmes within the subject area and related fields. Other duties may be required as well, such as administrative responsibilities. The successful applicant will be expected to participate broadly in the Department’s activities and, if needed, assist with pedagogical supervision.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s Appointments Procedure. To be eligible for the position, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated pedagogical proficiency.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s Appointments Procedure. In assessment of an applicant’s qualifications, equal attention will be given to teaching skills and scholarly proficiency in the relevant subject area. In the selection process, attention will also be given to documented qualifications within the following areas:
- Teaching qualifications, including ability to teach in both Swedish and English
- Research-related and scholarly qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to degree of originality, international orientation and future outlook.
- Qualifications within research information, communication and cooperation with the surrounding community
- Participation in national and international academic networks
- Experience with administrative assignments.
Significant importance is also given to the applicant’s ability to work together with others to develop the education and research within common areas. Previous experience with course and programme development is a plus.

For further information and application visit the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 12-Jun-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Sarah Isaksson

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