LINGUIST List 30.4445

Fri Nov 22 2019

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Oslo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 21-Nov-2019
From: Bente Ailin Svendsen <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: CoE Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Post Doc Position

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


A two year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352), financed by the Research Council of Norway, is available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, starting January 2020.

MultiLing is a Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and opened in June 2013. The Center successfully completed the Midterm Evaluation to secure funding for the second period of five years, until May 2023. MultiLing aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Theme 1 Multilingual competence, Theme 2 Multilingual practices, and Theme 3 Multilingualism, ideologies and language policies (for more information, see The Research Strategy Plan for MultiLing’s Second Five Year Period (2018 – 2023) can be found here.

MultiLing seeks to recruit a postdoctoral candidate with excellent research qualifications who will work with MultiLing researchers on research Theme 2 “Multilingual language practices”, specifically related to linguistic practices among youth in multilingual urban spaces in Norway regarding the role of language in processes of social differentiation (see MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan, Theme 2: Part 2.2).

Applicants are expected to present an independent research project proposal and articulate how the proposed project fits in MultiLing’s Research Strategy Plan. MultiLing engages innovative methodologies and scrutinizes critical concepts and theoretical approaches in studying multilingualism, as emphasized in the Research Strategy Plan, and the successful candidate is expected to further develop Citizen Sociolinguistics, that is, engaging citizens in doing sociolinguistic research. MultiLing recently opened its Socio-Cognitive Laboratory, and the successful candidate is encouraged to use the affordances of this lab for his or her research.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of MultiLing’s research environment and contribute to its development. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed above, to contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by MultiLing, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team in Oslo.

The position is available for a period of two years, starting January 1, 2020. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 - 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

See full advertisement at the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 10-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Bente Ailin Svendsen
Phone: 004797562138

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