LINGUIST List 29.1229

Tue Mar 20 2018

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation: Assistant Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>


Date: 19-Mar-2018
From: Elisabeth Veimoen <postjobbnorge.no>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation: Assistant Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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University or Organization: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Department: Department of Language and Literature
Job Location: Trondheim, Norway
Web Address: https://www.ntnu.edu/
Job Title: Assistant professor in English

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation; Global English

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time teaching position, or two half-time teaching positions, in English Linguistics for the academic year 2018-2019, beginning in the autumn of 2018.

The position involves teaching and assessment within the field of sociolinguistics, Global English, or translation studies. You will be responsible for teaching classes at all levels within your field of specialization, in addition to potentially contributing to introductory classes in basic English linguistics and proficiency.

The Department of Language and Literature (ISL) is part of the Faculty of Humanities, situated at Dragvoll campus in Trondheim. The Department has more than 90 permanent academic staff and approximately 15 PhD candidates. The department has a vibrant research environment and is responsible for several large-scale research projects. Further information concerning the academic profile of the department, management and staff can be found at http://www.ntnu.edu/isl

Qualifications:

The appointed candidate(s) must:
- possess qualifications in Linguistics, English Language, or a related field, at an MA level. PhD level is desirable but not a requirement.
- have expertise in one or more of the following areas: sociolinguistics, Global English, translation studies. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in more than one of these areas
- possess relevant academic competence as well as experience in teaching and examination at college or university level
- be able to teach advanced classes (at the undergraduate and masters level) in his or her area of specialization
- be able to teach introductory classes in basic English linguistics and proficiency.

Main tasks:

The appointed candidate(s) must:
- be prepared to teach and supervise in a number of courses at the 1000, 2000 and 3000 levels, including the 5-year MA teacher-training programme
- be prepared to teach in the English section’s online/distance learning program Take Credit
- mark obligatory assignments and exams. Master’s thesis examination may also be expected
- be prepared to perform other administrative and teaching related duties.

In the department’s assessment of candidates, the following skills will be emphasized:
- teaching skills and experience and the ability to motivate students
- the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
- suitability and motivation for the position
- strong written and oral skills in English

Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience of teaching at a third-level academic environment where English is studied as a foreign language in Norway.

Applicants who have been short-listed will be interviewed and will be invited to demonstrate their pedagogical ability, usually by means of a trial lecture.

The application must be sent electronically through the application link below, and be marked with the file number for the position HF 18-010.

For further information, please contact: Department Head Professor Annlaug Bjørsnøs (email: annlaug.bjorsnosntnu.no) or Head of English Andrew Weir (email: andrew.weirntnu.no)

Questions about the application process can be directed to administrative consultant Hege Tverå Nilsson (email: hege.tvera.nilssonntnu.no).

Application Deadline: 06-Apr-2018

Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/2FQI7Bu
Contact Information:
Department Head Professor A. Bjørsnøs
Email: annlaug.bjorsnosntnu.no

Page Updated: 20-Mar-2018