LINGUIST List 29.3956

Fri Oct 12 2018

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology: Associate Professor, University of Oslo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 10-Oct-2018
From: Jan Halvor Undlien <>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology: Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN)
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Associate Professor in Linguistics - Experimental Phonetics & Phonology

Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Experimental Phonetics and Phonology


One permanent position as Associate Professor in Linguistics with a focus on experimental phonetics and phonology is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) at the University of Oslo (UiO). Further information about ILN can be found on its homepage:

Research in general linguistics at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies covers all of the discipline’s core areas (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). The Department seeks to recruit an Associate Professor with excellent research qualifications who will contribute to strengthening the department’s core competence. A special emphasis will be given to documented research experience in experimental phonetics and phonology.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD and MA candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.

Qualification requirements:
- A PhD in linguistics or equivalent academic qualifications, and a research agenda that engages with questions from experimental phonetics and phonology (The dissertation must have been submitted prior to the application deadline.)
- An ability to contribute to teaching at all levels, including advanced BA courses and MA courses in phonology.
- Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience) and a willingness to take active part in academic leadership and administration. See How to document your pedagogical skills
- Documented potential for project acquisition
- Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written
- Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
- Academic qualifications and academic production relevant to the advertised position, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
- International peer-reviewed publications
- Experience with research projects
- Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
- Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and the ability to inspire students
- Interest and ability in leadership and administration
- Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
- Experience with and ability to build international networks
- Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation
In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidate is expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Head of Department Piotr Garbacz

Page Updated: 30-Oct-2018