LINGUIST List 30.252

Wed Jan 16 2019

Jobs: Portuguese; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Associate Professor, Stockholm University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Jan-2019
From: Fanny Forsberg Lundell <>
Subject: Portuguese; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Associate Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden
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University or Organization: Stockholm University
Department: Romance Studies and Classics
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Portuguese

Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)


Main responsibilities:
The successful applicant is expected to teach various courses, as well as supervise and examine degree projects and dissertations, in the subject of Portuguese at the undergraduate and advanced levels. The languages of instruction are Portuguese and English. The position comes with a special responsibility for teaching and developing courses in grammar and language proficiency at the beginner’s level. The holder of this position is also expected to contribute to teaching and supervision at the postgraduate level, participate in the administration of the department and develop its external contacts. In addition, he or she is expected to actively seek external research funding. The position includes time for research.

Qualification Requirements:
Applicants should have a PhD in Portuguese, or corresponding research qualifications, as well as demonstrated teaching skills. Applicants must have experience in teaching and supervision in the subject area of Portuguese. The candidate must have the ability to cooperate, as well as the ability and general suitability required to perform the duties well.

Assessment Criteria:
In the evaluation of candidates for this position, special emphasis will be placed on research skills in Portuguese and, to an equal degree, on teaching experience within the subject area. The applicant’s research skills should be demonstrated through individual research within the fields of Romance Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition, specializing in Portuguese. Furthermore, the applicant's prospects for developing research in cooperation with the Department’s researchers will be assessed. Teaching skills should be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities, which should include the planning, development and implementation of teaching, as well as supervision, on BA, MA och PhD levels.

In addition, experience of developing courses in grammar and language proficiency in Portuguese is an important advantage. Such experience may include the writing of teaching materials, documented ability to work with colleagues and fellow researchers, as well as documented teaching experience in English.

Documented administrative skills, experience of international cooperation and ability to interact with the surrounding community, is an advantage.

Finally, having planned and received external funding for research projects is also considered a merit.

Teaching and Earning in Higher Education:
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage.

Additional Information:
An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within 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.

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Deputy Head of the Department, Dr Fanny Forsberg Lundell at the contact information provided below.

Application Deadline: 11-Feb-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Fanny Forsberg Lundell
Phone: +46 8 16 34 44

Page Updated: 16-Jan-2019