LINGUIST List 25.3888

Fri Oct 03 2014

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Full Professor, Sør-Trøndelag University College

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Date: 02-Oct-2014
From: Ingfrid Thowsen <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Full Professor, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway
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University or Organization: Sør-Trøndelag University College
Department: Faculty of Teacher and Interpreter Education
Job Location: Trondheim, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of English

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Sør-Trøndelag University College, Faculty of Teacher and Interpreter Education in Trondheim, Norway is seeking applicants for a newly created permanent full Professor position in Applied Linguistics and English language teaching or English Literature. Candidates with major interests in multilingualism, TESOL, children’s and young adult literature, American literature or world literature in English will be prioritized.

The English Section at the Faculty of Teacher and Interpreter Education offers English modules (English 1 and English 2, each consisting of 30 ECTS credits) which lead to a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. The degree qualifies students for teaching in Norwegian primary and secondary schools. The College also offers an in-service course for English teachers. Sør-Trøndelag University College will soon offer a two-year Master’s Degree in English.

The English Section currently consists of 4 Associate Professors and 3 Assistant Professors.

In addition to the formal academic qualifications, personal skills and enthusiasm for the role are crucial in the assessment of the successful candidate. Those invited for an interview will be asked to prepare a short lecture intended for a student audience on a topic that will be provided. Students may be present at the trial lecture.

- Play a major role in developing the scope and quality of research in the English Section, and in the Faculty of Teacher and Interpreter Education. Approximately half of the post is reserved for research, research-related activities and administration of research
- Display leadership and stimulate others to conduct research and scholarship with the aim of publishing in high-quality journals
- National and international network building and project development
- Instruction, course development, marking, examination, and student supervision, particularly at Master level

- A Norwegian PhD (or foreign equivalent PhD) in English is essential
- Teaching and supervision experience at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD level, is essential
- An outstanding track record of making innovative teaching and learning contributions to post-graduate programs is desirable
- An outstanding established and sustained track record of leading-edge research and publications is essential
- A track record of securing research and consultancy grant funding is essential
- Experience in using ICT in an educational context is essential
- To be considered for appointment, a certificate of completed teaching practice and training (practicum) or equivalent experience is normally required. Candidates without such training will be required to complete it within three years of employment

Application Deadline: 01-Jan-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Ingfrid Thowsen
Phone: +47 73559869

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