LINGUIST List 29.4209

Tue Oct 30 2018

Jobs: Japanese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Bergen

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 25-Oct-2018
From: Jobbnorge <>
Subject: Japanese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Bergen, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Bergen
Department: Department of Foreign Languages
Job Location: Bergen, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Associate Professor in Japanese language

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


At the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen (Norway), there is a vacant permanent position as Associate Professor in Japanese language, subject to funding. The position is funded by the Nippon Foundation, and must be approved by The Nippon Foundation and the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The starting date for the position is 1 August 2019.

The Department of Foreign Languages (IF) offers programs in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish Language and Latin America studies. The academic staff at the Department work within this range of programs and conduct their research and teaching in the following disciplines: literature, language/linguistics, civilization/history and teacher education. The Department currently employs more than fifty academic staff, eleven administrative staff members, four postdocs, around twenty PhD candidates and also others in shorter temporary positions.

The Japanese program currently has one professor, one associate professor in addition to the announced position, and also one PhD fellow. All positions are within the field of language/linguistics. There are courses offered at bachelor level but the intention is to develop master’s studies as well.

The Department and the Faculty of Humanities host several research groups ( and have formal agreements of exchange and collaboration with countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and Latin America, as well as collaboration with other Norwegian universities and university colleges.

Teaching and research responsibilities:
Teaching and research responsibilities for the announced position are within Japanese language/linguistics. The responsibilities include research, supervision, teaching, course development, and student assessment on all levels, as well as administrative duties related to the program and the Department.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a broad range of courses in Japanese language/linguistics at all levels from beginner’s to master’s level.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the continued development of the research environment, and competency in project leadership, coordination of research activities and strategic research planning will be valued. The successful applicant is expected to maintain and develop research collaboration between the Japanese program at the University of Bergen and other relevant national and international research communities.

The holder of the position is expected to establish residence in such a way as to be able to participate in the work of the department on a daily basis, and to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to the position.

One may apply for promotion to full professor after a competency assessment based on scholarly merit according to the guidelines from The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Solvang

Page Updated: 05-Nov-2018