LINGUIST List 29.3271

Mon Aug 27 2018

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University

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Date: 27-Aug-2018
From: Magnus Ullén <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University, Sweden
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University or Organization: Stockholm University
Department: English
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The successful applicant is expected to teach various courses in English linguistics and English proficiency, including courses in the teacher’s programme. 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 area of second language acquisition; 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.

Applicants should have a PhD in English linguistics, or corresponding research qualifications, as well as demonstrated teaching skills. Documented experience in second language acquisition is an advantage. 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.

In the evaluation of candidates for this position, special emphasis will be placed on research skills in English linguistics and, to an equal degree, on teaching experience within this subject area. Documented experience in second language acquisition is an advantage. Experience in teaching and supervising teacher candidates is also considered an advantage. 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.

Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. Candidates lacking formal advanced education in teaching theory, corresponding to a minimum of 15 higher education credits, and who are judged not in possession of corresponding teaching skills, must pursue such studies during the first two years of employment.

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.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Magnus Ullén at the contact information provided below.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Charlotte Fowler, telephone: +46 8 16 29 03,

To Apply:
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system using the application link provided 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.

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2018

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

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