LINGUIST List 26.5436

Mon Dec 07 2015

Jobs: Japanese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 07-Dec-2015
From: Sarah Isaksson <>
Subject: Japanese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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University or Organization: University of Gothenburg
Department: Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Japanese

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


Job Assignments

The position consists mainly of teaching and supervision of students at first- and second-cycle level, with a focus on the Japanese language, culture and society. 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. Research activities and certain other responsibilities, such as administrative tasks, may also be required to some extent. The successful applicant will be expected to participate broadly in the Department’s activities and, if needed, assist with pedagogical supervision.


To be eligible for the position, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated pedagogical proficiency.


In the assessment of an applicant’s qualifications, equal attention will be given to teaching skills and scholarly proficiency in the relevant subject area. Particular attention will be given to documented qualifications in the following areas:

- Pedagogical competence, demonstrated through experience of planning and implementation of educational activities, including supervision and examination;
- Scholarly competence, which will be assessed in relation to degree of originality, international orientation and future outlook;
- Qualifications regarding cooperation with the surrounding community;
- Ability to lead and administer teaching activities (background as a course director/coordinator);
- Strong proficiency in Japanese;
- Competence in relation to the Japanese culture and society.

Ability to teach in Swedish or other Scandinavian language is an advantage. Ability to teach in English is also an advantage, yet to a lesser extent.

The recruitment process may also include trial lectures and interviews.

Additional Information and Appointment Procedure, see the application website below.

Application Deadline: 10-Dec-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Human Resources Administrator Sarah Isaksson

Page Updated: 07-Dec-2015