LINGUIST List 29.1466

Wed Apr 04 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics: Associate Professor, Stockholm University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 03-Apr-2018
From: Magnus Ullén <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Associate Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden
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University or Organization: Stockholm University
Department: English
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in English Linguistics

Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Main responsibilities:
The successful applicant is expected to teach various courses in English linguistics, especially syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and English proficiency. The position also entails supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses, as well as some administrative duties. The applicant is expected to be engaged in research and to initiate, organize, and lead research projects; should publish articles in international peer-reviewed academic outlets, primarily in the areas of syntax, semantics, or pragmatics; and should apply for external research funding to strengthen the department’s international profile. The position also involves administration, and the applicant should be prepared to carry out administrative tasks when necessary.

Qualification requirements:
Applicants should have a PhD in English linguistics, or corresponding research qualifications, as well as demonstrated teaching skills. The teaching skills should be well-documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities. Teaching skills include the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination. The candidate must have the ability to cooperate, as well as the ability and general suitability required to perform the duties well.

Assessment criteria:
In the evaluation of candidates for this position, special emphasis will be placed on research skills in the relevant subject area (syntax, semantics, or pragmatics) and, to an equal degree, on teaching experience within the subject area. In addition, attention is given to administrative skills and the ability to interact with the surrounding community. Strong emphasis will also be placed on the documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues.

Following a qualitative overall assessment of skills and abilities, the University will primarily consider those candidates who are deemed to have the best prerequisites to perform and develop the relevant tasks, as well as to contribute to a positive development of the department’s operations.

Teaching and learning in higher education:
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage.

Additional information:
Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Magnus Ullén, telephone: +46 8 16 36 11,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 30,

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button at the link below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at the link below by clicking: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Application Deadline: 15-May-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Head of Department Magnus Ullén
Phone: +46 8 16 36 11

Page Updated: 04-Apr-2018