LINGUIST List 30.115

Wed Jan 09 2019

Jobs: German; Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Turku

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Jan-2019
From: Marjut Johansson <>
Subject: German; Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Turku, Finland
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University or Organization: University of Turku
Department: Department of German
Job Location: Turku, Finland
Web Address:
Job Title: University Lecturer (German)

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku invites applications for the position of University Lecturer in German at the Department of German in the School of Languages and Translation Studies. The position will be filled on a permanent basis beginning on 1 August 2019.

The Department of German is part of the School of Languages and Translation Studies. In the Department of German, research is conducted on a wide range of topics that focus on language, culture and translation studies. German language studies provide students with a profound knowledge of the German language, the culture and societies of the German-speaking area, as well as the role that multilingualism plays in the changing world of working life and society. The studies provide a solid basis for a career in various teaching and translation-oriented tasks as well as in other tasks that require versatile language expertise. Both the studies and research that are conducted in the Department focus on contemporary German language.

In accordance with the university research career model, the position of university lecturer is a third-stage career position. The university lecturer is responsible for teaching the subject in the Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme (basic and intermediate studies in German) and in the Master of Arts Degree Programme (advanced Studies in German). The following Master’s degree programmes in the University of Turku are used to train German-language specialists: the Degree Programme in Language Learning and Teaching, the Degree Programme in Multilingual Translation Studies, and the Language Specialist Degree Programme. The university lecturer supervises theses and participates in the development of the Department’s teaching and research, the student admission process, administrative tasks and the acquisition of external research funding, and they are also expected to actively pursue independent scientific research.

The eligibility criteria for prospective applicants are defined in the University of Turku’s rules of procedure. Prospective applicants for the position of university lecturer must hold an appropriate doctoral degree and have the ability to supervise theses and provide high-quality teaching that is based on researched knowledge. During the assessment of the merits of the applicants for the position, their scientific work, expertise in the field, teaching experience and pedagogical education, ability to produce study materials and other teaching merits as well as a demonstration lecture will be taken into account as part of the process.

Successful applicants are required to demonstrate clear evidence of postdoctoral research and a detailed research agenda to the University of Turku. The ideal candidate must be able to speak and write German to a native-speaker standard. The applicant’s readiness to provide instruction and supervision to students of other languages than German will be considered an additional merit.

The most distinguished candidates will be invited to provide a teaching sample that will be open to the public. This sample lecture will be reviewed, and the teaching skills evaluation committee will issue a written statement on the teaching merits of the applicants. The candidates may also be interviewed.

The position includes a 6-month trial period.

To apply, please see the application link provided below. Application must include:
- A CV, an academic portfolio,
- A list of publications,
- A research plan / a written statement no longer than three typed pages that lays out your vision for the future development of your research and teaching activities within the discipline

Application Deadline: 05-Mar-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Leena Kolehmainen

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