LINGUIST List 30.116

Wed Jan 09 2019

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

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

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

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku invites applications for the position of University Lecturer in Spanish at the Department of Spanish 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 Spanish is part of the School of Languages and Translation Studies. The School is an active, diverse and international centre for language study education and research. The Department of Spanish focuses on modern language use (geographic and social variation, language contacts, translation). The University of Turku is one of two Finnish universities that offer Spanish language studies that range from basic to doctoral-level studies, and it is the only university that offers professional-level studies in translation. The Department’s teaching is based on research, and the Department’s goal is to familiarise its students with this knowledge from the onset of their studies.

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 Spanish) and in the Master of Arts Degree Programme (advanced Studies in Spanish). The following Master’s degree programmes in the University of Turku are used to train Spanish-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, a detailed research agenda to the University of Turku, and an excellent proficiency in Spanish.

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. Your application must include the following:
- A CV, an academic portfolio (University of Turku format),
- A list of publications (Academy of Finland format),
- A research plan including a proposal that is no longer than three typed pages and that lays out your vision for the future development of your research and teaching activities in the Department

Application Deadline: 04-Feb-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Angela Bartens

Page Updated: 09-Jan-2019