LINGUIST List 27.3068

Tue Jul 26 2016

Jobs: Multilingualism; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Multilingualism and Globalization, University of Oslo

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 17-Jul-2016
From: Elizabeth Lanza <>
Subject: Multilingualism; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Multilingualism and Globalization, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: MultiLing Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multilingualism and Globalization

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Multilingualism


One Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and one Doctoral Research Fellowship are available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, starting November 2016, for three years. The fellowships are funded by the University of Oslo’s investment in developing world-leading research communities and are part of one of MultiLing’s new research projects, “Multilingualism and globalization: Perspectives from Norway”.

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and opened on June 1, 2013. It aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Individual multilingual competence, multilingual language practices, and management of multilingualism in society (for more information, see The above-mentioned research project is part of MultiLing’s research theme “The management of multilingualism”.

The project seeks to study the role of English and other languages in Norway’s contemporary multilingual landscape. In order to understand globalization, migration and changing social and economic conditions, there is a need to focus not only on English but also on the complexity of interlocking languages in any context. This project aims to investigate these interactions between global and local forces. The aim of the project “Multilingualism and globalization: Perspectives from Norway” is thus to investigate the cultural politics of English as an international language in the context of the multilingual situation in a variety of Norwegian contexts.

We seek strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidates, with high-ranking academic qualifications in the relevant area of research.

For postdoctoral fellowships, the doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the application deadline in order for the application to be considered for the fellowship.

More information about the position can be found at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2016

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Elizabeth Lanza

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