LINGUIST List 31.1464

Tue Apr 28 2020

Jobs: English; Not Applicable: Assoc/Full Professor, Tampere University

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Apr-2020
From: Eveliina Nurmi <>
Subject: English; Not Applicable: Assoc/Full Professor, Tampere University, Finland
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University or Organization: Tampere University
Department: The Faculty of Information Technology and Communicatios
Job Location: Tampere, Finland
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure track in English language and linguistics

Job Rank: Assoc/Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Not Applicable

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The higher education community of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary higher education institution, places its faith in the human potential and in scientific knowledge. In this community of 35.000 people, leading specialists are addressing pressing global issues, inspired by the challenge of making changes in the world. The spearheads of our research and learning are technology, health and society.

We are now seeking an assistant professor, associate professor or full professor in the field of English language and linguistics.

The position is located in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences. The Languages Unit of the Faculty explores the intricacies of human interaction and communication in and across different languages. The research conducted in the Unit examines the functions of language in society and the challenges of cultural and linguistic diversity. The Degree Programme in Languages provides students with in-depth expertise in the areas of language, literature and translation. Students can major in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian and German. The English section is the largest section in the Degree Programme, and currently has 17 permanent faculty members: seven in linguistics (this position included), five in translation, four in literature, and one in technical communication.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished scholar who will be an active and innovative co-builder of the research and teaching in the area of English language and linguistics. In line with the spearhead profile of the university, research in the Languages Unit emphasizes the societal aspects of language, culture and literature. In addition to a strong research profile focusing on the empirical study of the structure, use and variation of English, we appreciate experience from cross disciplinary approaches to research. For an applicant keen to explore new avenues of linguistic research, the faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences offers a unique multidisciplinary environment. Research groups working on areas such as robotics, virtual and augmented reality, multimodal genres (games, visual journalism, audio description etc.), usability and accessibility issues create a vibrant community for interdisciplinary collaboration. We appreciate a demonstrated ability or willingness to utilize these opportunities in your research.

In addition to scientific research in this position you are expected to lead, conduct and develop research-led teaching, curriculum development and student supervision in the Degree Programme in Languages, seek, win and manage research funding and demonstrate effective academic leadership engaging with external stakeholders.

The tenure track professor of English language and linguistics will also participate in research and teaching in the joint profile areas of the Languages Unit and the Degree Programme in Languages (digitality and media, literary and cultural spaces, linguistic variety, professional communication).

How to apply:

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 24 May 2020 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC).

Please read the full job description and further instructions for applying from our online recruitment system.

Application Deadline: 24-May-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Juhani Klemola
Phone: +358 50 318 06 68

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