LINGUIST List 27.661

Wed Feb 03 2016

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor, Bergen University College

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 02-Feb-2016
From: Anne Marit Morken <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
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University or Organization: Bergen University College
Department: Faculty of Education
Job Location: Bergen, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor in English as a second/foreign language

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Bergen University College is one of the leading teaching-training institutions in Norway. We can offer an innovative and international research and education environment. Bergen University College is actively working towards university status.

Work description

The position as professor in English principally involves teaching, supervision and research in second/foreign language acquisition. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the basic teacher training courses, as well as in the master’s and in-service courses. In addition, the candidate’s duties may involve work related to the Faculty doctoral programme, ‘The study of education and didactic practices’. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in research and development in the field of English as a second/foreign language, related to teaching practice and in connection with the practice field. It is expected that the person appointed will take a leading role in the research within the English department.

Primary qualifications

Applicants must have a professorship in the field of English as a second/foreign. In particular, applicants with a PhD in second language acquisition and EFL/ESL pedagogy are encouraged to apply. Professor competence here implies a doctorate in a relevant field, and a significant body of high-quality research, in excess of that required for a doctorate, that shows a breadth and depth of scholarship. Applicants with experience in doing research on relevant school-related topics will be prioritized.

Secondary qualifications

Emphasis will also be placed on relevant professional experience from primary, secondary or tertiary educational sectors. Good Norwegian competence and a knowledge of the Norwegian school system would be an advantage. To participate fully in the activities of the Department, Norwegian will be required. If the person entering the position does not have Norwegian competence, it will be expected that this will be acquired within three years .

Application procedure

Applications will be evaluated by an expert panel of three members. Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online at the application website below.

Please use the link “Apply for this job” (“Søk stillingen”). The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment to the online application:

- Copies of selected academic publications (no more than 15)
- A CV with a complete list of academic publications
- Diplomas and certificates

Applicants should indicate which publications or parts of publications should be given special consideration in the evaluation. If the documents submitted are not in a Scandinavian language or in English, the applicants must submit certified translations of these. Applicants should note that the evaluation will be based on the documentation submitted electronically via Jobbnorge within the submission deadline. The applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the documentation is submitted before the closing date. It is of utmost importance that all publications to be considered in the evaluation are uploaded as an attachment with the application, since these are sent electronically to the expert panel. Applications cannot be sent by e-mail or to individuals at the college.


The position is remunerated according to the state salary scale, code 1013 Professor, salary grades 69-101 (NOK 602 800 – 1 255 500). A 2% compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted.

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2016

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Advisor Anne Marit Morken

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