LINGUIST List 26.5259

Tue Nov 24 2015

Jobs: English Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Agder

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Date: 24-Nov-2015
From: Ole Letnes <>
Subject: English Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Agder
Department: Department of Foreign Languages and Translation
Job Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of Language Studies

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The successful candidate for this position must have a background in core language disciplines, be able to teach and advise students in language and linguistics, in both discipline and teacher training programs. The applicant must be familiar with the Norwegian school system. It is desirable that the candidate has experience in laboratory-based language research methods, and can contribute to the Department’s research and teaching in language processing and production. The successful candidate will possess expertise in two or more of the following sub-disciplines: morphology, syntax, experimental psycholinguistics, English language production, bilingual language processing, phonology, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.

Applicants are expected to have published and must have presented at conferences. Experience advising MA and PhD candidates is desired. We also welcome candidates with a successful track record in applying for and receiving external research funding.

The position requires that candidate possess pedagogical competence gained either through a record of successful teaching or through educational certification. Applicants that cannot document this competence must do so within two years of receiving the position by, for example, completing the UiA’s teaching course.

The working languages are English and Norwegian. Familiarity with Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is desirable. Applicants who do not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are expected to acquire the necessary proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. The University offers Norwegian courses to employees who do not know Norwegian or other Scandinavian languages. New employees are expected to gain an appropriate level of proficiency within three years.

The successful applicant has rights and responsibilities according to the rules that apply for their position at any given time and must expect changes in terms of organisation and in assigned duties. The national labour force must as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population, and it is a major objective for the University to achieve a balanced workforce. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, regardless of cultural background, gender, age or disability. Qualifications will be evaluated by a committee. Highly ranked applicants will be invited to an interview and references provided by the applicants will be checked.

The position is remunerated according to plan 17.510, Professor code 1013, salary grade 68-84 (591 400-870 000). For extraordinarily well qualified applicants a higher salary may be considered.

Applicants must submit their application form and CV online. Additional documentation must be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

- CV
- List of publications (in the case of joint publications, please indicate the sections where your contributions are most visible)
- Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas
- Copies of scientific publications (up to 10, including the dissertation)

Original documents of the certificates/diplomas and transcripts of records or authenticated copies of the original documents with stamp, date, and readable signature from a public office must be presented before appointment.

Please note that the application must be submitted online. The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation before the closing date.

Applicants may request that their name not appear on the public list of candidates. The University, however, may decide to publish all candidate names.

Application Deadline: 20-Dec-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ole Letnes
Phone: (+47) 38 14 20 81

Page Updated: 08-Dec-2015