LINGUIST List 25.2829

Sun Jul 06 2014

Jobs: English; German; Swedish; Ling & Literature: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 03-Jul-2014
From: Sarah Isaksson <>
Subject: English; German; Swedish; Ling & Literature: 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: Associate Senior Lecturer in German specialising in Literature

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Ling & Literature

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)
                            Swedish (swe)


Specific subject description

The University of Gothenburg offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes with German as main field of study. Education is offered at first-, second- and third-cycle level with specialisations in Linguistics and Literature. The subject is also included in the programmes in Business and Economics, Translation, International Languages and Teacher Education. The Teacher Education programme has expanded since 2011, and the University of Gothenburg has a strong ambition to have a team of instructors with a strong capacity to train and examine the next generation of teachers.

Moreover, research is conducted within the sub-disciplines Linguistics and Literature. The literary research is focused on narrative theory, literary representation and literary history, with an emphasis on different transcultural issues and the relevance of the literature and culture for sustainable development in the post-war and contemporary literature. The subject is also included in the Department’s interdisciplinary research profiles.

Job assignments

The position, which is a qualifying appointment, consists of both research (75%) and teaching and some administrative work (25%). In addition to independent research activities, the successful applicant will be expected to initiate new research projects in cooperation with researchers involved in the Department’s interdisciplinary research profiles. The applicants must therefore indicate on their application how their own research can benefit further development of the established literary profiles at the Department. The successful applicant will be expected to actively seek research funding during the latter part of the appointment. The teaching assignments will consist of lectures, seminars and examinations, as well as supervision of students. The position may also include pedagogical development and cooperation within the Department’s interdisciplinary programmes (the first-cycle programme in International Languages and the planned second-cycle programme in World Literature).


Qualified for appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is a person who has been awarded a PhD (or has equivalent academic qualifications) no more than seven years prior to the application deadline within a subject area relevant to the position in question. If there are special grounds, priority will also be given to applicants with degrees obtained more than seven years prior to the application deadline.

The applicant’s ability to interact and cooperate with the surrounding community will also be considered.

For more information about the position, please follow the application website below and search for the announcement under "Teacher/post doc" with reference number PER 2014/208.

If you have questions about the application portal or technical problems, please contact

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Sarah Isaksson

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