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Associate Professor at Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian studies – UiO, Norway

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: 663 900 - 677 600 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian studies
University of Oslo
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

Necessary qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within one or more of the fields of text studies, text history, rhetoric, literacy, discourse analysis and social semiotics
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see how to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language and English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production in the broad field described above with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • good knowledge of Scandinavian text cultures
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  • Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and disposition to inspire students
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Experience with and ability to build international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position will be linked to the research field Rhetoric and Linguistic Communication at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies. Through the position, the department wishes to strengthen and develop the teaching, research, and dissemination of the field of subject-oriented prose/non-fiction (sakprosa). The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and supervising in rhetoric and linguistic communication in the BA program Nordic Studies, Plain Language and the Teacher Education Programme, and at MA level in the specialisation Rhetoric and Linguistic Communication and the Teacher Education Programme.

Sakprosa (subject-oriented prose/non-fiction) is understood both as texts and text cultures. Over the past 30 years, the study of subject-oriented prose /non-fiction has been developed as a scholarly field in the Nordic countries with its own academic positions, its own scientific journal and several educational programmes at a number of educational institutions. In the Norwegian schoolcurricula and teaching practice, subject-oriented prose/non-fiction has been given a central place. There is also a close connection between subject-oriented prose /non-fiction and knowledge dissemination, democracy research, and recent thinking and research on plain language in the Nordic countries.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.

The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities. The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse and Celtic philology), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. Further information about the Department can be found on its homepage.

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Documents Required

  • The application must include:
  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest)
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications)
  • Complete list of published works and works submitted for publication

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation.

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

About the Department

The Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities (HF). The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse philology and Celtic), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. The Department hosts a socio-cognitive laboratory offering powerful equipment for various types of experiments and studies

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO

Note or Other details

Please see the rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 63 900 - kr. 677 600 per annum depending on qualifications
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

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