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Associate Professor Job in UiO, Norway – Literature in Practice: Publishing, Editing, Criticism

Norway, University of Oslo, UiO

A permanent position as Associate Professor of Literature in Practice: Publishing, Editing, Criticism is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: NOK 563 900 – 677 600 per annum

Workplace:
Faculty of Humanities
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) 
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

Necessary qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in Nordic Literature, Comparative Literature or other disciplines relevant to the position
  • Experience from and knowledge of the literary field in at least one Nordic country
  • 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 Norwegian 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 Nordic Literature, Comparative Literature or other disciplines relevant to the position, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • 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

Literature in Practice: Publishing, Editing, Criticism is a specialisation in the master’s program Nordic Studies, and has a sosiological and book history profile. The person hired will be expected to contribute to developing the research in the field and the course offerings, to ensure that our courses are well adapted to societal changes and needs. The specialisation maintains close contacts with the literary field and its professions. Literature in Practice is a collaboration between Nordic Literature at ILN and Comparative Literature at ILOS. It is unique and popular with the students, and it has a high completion rate.

At the BA level, courses in Nordic literature contribute to the programme Scandinavian studies, the Teacher Education Programme and two one-year units. At the MA level, courses are taught within the two specialisations Nordic literature and Practical Literature, and in Teacher Education Programme.

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. Relevant research may be within editorial work and evaluation, literary criticism, book history, sociology of literature, social reading, and other literary practices. For a complete overview of courses and programme structure see https://www.uio.no/studier/program/nordisk-master/studieretninger/littform/.

The position will be linked to the research field Nordic literature, which has expertise in, among other things, book history, critical history, postcolonial studies, ecocriticism, literary didactics, contemporary poetry, and literary sociology, and the candidate is thus expected to teach and supervise in programmes and courses which are part of Nordic Studies.

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.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

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

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Academic texts should therefore not be enclosed with the application. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last 5 years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department (1 page), and a draft of an article discussing one or more challenges that literature communicators will face in the future (2 pages). Applicants are also asked to submit an Educational portfolio of 3-6 pages documenting educational competence and experience, including a reflection note in which your own practice and learning vision is anchored in the SoTL criteria (focus on student learning, development over time, a research approach and a collegial attitude and practice)

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

Formal regulations

Please see the rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period. Please see the rules for practicing the requirement for basic university pedagogical competence at UiO.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


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