LINGUIST List 27.1792

Mon Apr 18 2016

Jobs: English; Swedish; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 18-Apr-2016
From: Ulla Åkerström <>
Subject: English; Swedish; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: University of Gothenburg
Department: Department of Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior lecturer in English with a linguistic orientation

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

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


The Department of Languages and Literatures is the Faculty of Arts’ largest department with 13 different language subjects, around 150 staff members, a student volume of 1200 full-time equivalents and a yearly turnover of about SEK 120 million. The Department's research concerns the languages of the world and their literature from a broad cultural contextualisation and a wide spectrum of theoretical foundations and specific applications. These are concentrated around the following research profiles: Diversity and Universals in the Language; Popular Culture; Languages and Learning; and Transculturality, Translation and Transmission.

Subject area: English with a linguistic orientation

Specific subject description

The English division at the Department of Languages and Literatures offers degrees in both English linguistics and English literature at all levels, including in the third cycle. Apart from freestanding courses, English is part of the Teacher Education Programme, Business and Economics Programme, Translation Programme and International Language Programme. At present, the teaching and research staff in English comprise four professors, four senior lecturers, one lecturer, two postdoctoral fellows and ten PhD students. The division’s research in the area of English linguistics is focused on corpus linguistics, academic writing, language variation and change, historical linguistics, cultural studies and lexicography.

Job assignments

The posted position mainly comprises teaching and student supervision in the first and second cycles, within the framework of study programmes and freestanding courses, on campus or online. Contributions will be required in the University of Gothenburg’s Translation Programme, and to some extent also within the Teachers´Education Programme. Research activities will also be required. As the successful applicant will be expected to participate broadly in the Department’s activities. Other duties may be required as well.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. To be eligible for the position, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated teaching expertise.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. In the assessment of qualifications, equal attention will be given to pedagogical and scholarly competence in the relevant subject area. Special attention will be given to documented qualifications within the following areas:

- Teaching expertise, demonstrated through experience of planning and execution of educational activities, including supervision/tutoring 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.
- Experience with study programmes, primarily within translation but also within teacher education.
- Ability to speak and write in Swedish at a native level.
- Ability to lead and administer teaching activities (for example background as a course director/coordinator).

In addition to expert assessment, the recruitment process will include trial lectures and interviews.

For information about the appointments procedure and for applying, visit the application website below.

Application Deadline: 17-May-2016

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Director of Studies Ulla Åkerström

Page Updated: 18-Apr-2016