LINGUIST List 32.3271

Mon Oct 18 2021

Jobs: Swedish; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor of Language Didactics, in particular Swedish, Lund University

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 18-Oct-2021
From: Marianna Smaragdi <>
Subject: Swedish; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor of Language Didactics, in particular Swedish, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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University or Organization: Lund University
Department: Centre for Languages and Literature
Job Location: Lund, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Full Professor of Language Didactics, in particular Swedish

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Educational Linguistics, First Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Swedish (swe)


The Teacher Education Programme is a comprehensive and integral part of the activities at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL). In addition to research on Subject Didactics, which this professorship (full professor) is intended to strengthen, there is well-established, strong and growing research on first and second language acquisition at SOL; see for example the SOL-based interdisciplinary research platform LAMiNATE. The HT faculties’ Humanities Laboratory is an invaluable resource for research on, for example, language acquisition.

This professorship aims to ensure high research expertise in First Language Didactics (Swedish). Well-documented excellent command of Swedish in both speech and writing is required. As a research leader in this field, the professor's main duty is to be a significant driving force in the research-based development of our teacher education programme.

The duties of a full professor of Swedish Language Didactics, include:
- responsibility, in the capacity of research leader, for the development of research within Language Didactics at SOL,
- individual research, planning, participation in, and management of, research projects,
- applications for research funding,
- teaching, supervision and course development within teacher education in all cycles of study including at post-doctoral level.

In addition to strengthening the scientific basis for SOL's education in Swedish Language Didactics, the successful applicant is required to support the didactic components in the other language subjects within our teacher education. The professor will also work to further develop subject didactics and school-oriented research at Lund University in collaboration with other language subjects within the teacher education at SOL, research education and research conducted at the Department of Educational Sciences and other parts of the Teacher Education Programme at LU, and thereby increase the quality of our teacher education. The position also involves collaboration with researchers and professors in Swedish and Scandinavian Languages as well as in other related fields of research.

For further information and to apply, please click on the application link below.

Instructions for applicants are available here:

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Head of Department Maria Persson

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