LINGUIST List 26.3202

Wed Jul 08 2015

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, Aarhus University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 08-Jul-2015
From: Ocke-Schwen Bohn <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
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University or Organization: Aarhus University
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in English Linguistics 748638

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Applications are invited for the position of assistant professor (adjunkt) in English linguistics with a specialisation in second language acquisition. The position is at the Department of English, which is part of the School of Aesthetics and Communication, and involves research, teaching and supervision duties in English linguistics.

The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year position, and subject to appropriate funding, there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The appointment is from 1 January 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position

We are looking for a dedicated colleague who has research experience in second language acquisition with relevance for English; and who is qualified to teach our obligatory English linguistics courses as well as to teach specialised courses on second language acquisition research at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

A position as assistant professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

Familiarity with the Danish education system will be considered an advantage, as will specific research and/or teaching experience in foreign language pedagogy and/or language variation.


The successful applicant will be expected to pursue his or her own research in the field of second language acquisition, including foreign language pedagogy, and to publish within the field. The Department of English and other departments at Aarhus University offer numerous opportunities for research collaboration on second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy. The Department of English places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in joint research projects and the attraction of external research funding.

Qualifications required

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

- A PhD degree or the equivalent in English linguistics or a neighbouring field.
- A research record at an international level in second language acquisition, with a focus on English.
- Relevant teaching experience at university level.
- Native or near-native command of English.

All teaching at the Department of English is in English. However, if applicants are appointed who are not already speakers of Danish, they are required to acquire sufficient Danish within two years of commencing the appointment to participate fully in the activities of the department. In order to maintain and develop the department’s research environment, the person appointed is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.

All interested are urged to apply irrespective of personal background.

Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by 19 August 2015.

Please read the full job description and apply online at the website below.

Application Deadline: 19-Aug-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Ocke-Schwen Bohn

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