Lund University invites applications for a position as Lecturer in Yiddish subject promotes revitalisation of the minority language Yiddish and constitutes an interdisciplinary research and educational environment based at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Sweden – Sep 2022
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: Language Studies
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms
Centre for Languages and Literature
- having been awarded a Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualification or any other professional expertise relevant to the subject field and duties of the post.
- having demonstrated educational proficiency.
- having completed at least five weeks training in higher education pedagogy, or having acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.
An ability to teach through the medium of English from the first day of employment is required. The employee is also expected to have acquired sufficient skills in the Swedish language to teach through the medium of Swedish after two years of employment.
Basis of assessment
- the degree of educational, administrative and other skills relevant to the subject field and duties of the post, and other personal qualities relevant to the successful performance of the duties.
- good educational skills, which involves a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities at different levels and using varied teaching methods.
- an ability to manage and develop activities.
The following are particularly advantageous, in descending order:
- extensive experience of teaching Yiddish
- experience of teaching didactic methodology modules for teachers of Yiddish
- experience of teaching Yiddish at university level, at various levels
- previous experience of online teaching and development of online courses
- good cooperation skills and an ability to teach as part of a team made up of several teachers
- having been awarded a teaching degree
- good skills in and experience of course administration and development.
Lund University is the only university in Scandinavia offering teaching and conducting research in Yiddish. The subject promotes revitalisation of the minority language Yiddish and constitutes an interdisciplinary research and educational environment. The Yiddish main field of study at SOL includes education in the language, literature, film and culture of the subject at both first and second-cycle level.Yiddish is one of a number of subjects in our international Literature-Culture-Media Master’s programme, and specialised courses on Yiddish modernism and Yiddish film are offered here We will also be starting continuing professional development for Yiddish teachers in autumn 2022 In terms of research, the department has developed a strong profile in memorial studies.
The teaching of Yiddish as a first language at schools must be expanded in order to strengthen the position of Yiddish in Sweden. As part of this, the Centre for Languages and Literature will be offering a study programme for teachers of Yiddish from autumn 2022. This continuing professional development for teachers of 4 courses of 15 credits each (60 credits in total) All courses are at 50% pace, and the languages of instruction are English and Yiddish. These courses emphasise knowledge of language and literature and introduce basic didactic methodology for teachers of Yiddish as both a first and second language.
We are looking for a skilled teacher with a genuine interest in developing and teaching as part of our continuing professional development for Yiddish teachers. The duties of the position include course development and teaching on our courses. In particular, teaching will focus on the fields of grammar and oral and written Yiddish language skills at beginner and basic level, and also in the fields of language didactics, second language learning, minority languages and history of language. We attach great importance to the new lecturer’s cooperation and organisational skills.
The holder of this position is expected to be able to teach through the medium of Swedish, Danish or Norwegian within two years.
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How to Apply?
Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/2155
The application must be formulated in accordance with the instructions available to download at https://www.ht.lu.se/en/the-faculties/academic-vacancies/instructions-for-applicants. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the call text and instructions, and that everything has been received by the University via the recruitment portal by the closing date for applications.
The Academic Appointments Board normally makes its selection from among the applicants. This selection make take place over one or more stages, and with the help of external experts if necessary. Applicants who proceed to the peer review stage may be asked to submit physical copies of their cited supporting documents within 14 days.
About the Center
The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.
The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden’s largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.
About the Employer: Lund University, Sweden
Note or Other details
The University applies individual salary scales
- Johanna Johansson, Faculty Coordinator, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/person/JohannaJohansson
- Johanna Lindbladh, Division Director, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/person/JohannaLindbladh
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