Associate Professor in English Linguistics

Umea University

Sweden

October 10, 2022

Description

Umeå University, Faculty of Arts

Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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The Department of Language Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Umeå University conducts teaching and research in language, literature and didactics in Swedish, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Linguistics, Meänkieli, Russian, Sami, Spanish, Swedish and German.

We are now seeking an Associate Professor in English Linguistics. The employment is a half time temporary position starting on January 1, 2023 until December 31, 2023

Description and work duties The Associate Professor is primarily expected to teach English Linguistics on first-cycle courses, but also on second-cycle courses, as well as language proficiency and academic writing. Duties also include supervision of degree projects and examination of teaching placement. The range of courses includes stand-alone courses, on campus and online, as well as teacher education courses.

Administrative duties related to teaching as well as staff and planning meetings and meetings regarding the subject area are included in the position.

The employment includes skills development corresponding to 20% of full-time (for half time employment this corresponds to 10%). The skill development time is usually used for research.

Qualification requirements To be eligible for the position, the applicant must have demonstrated teaching expertise and has been awarded a PhD in English Linguistics or has attained equivalent academic competence or other professional expertise relevant with regards to the subject area and the duties included in the position.

High proficiency in English and ability to teach in English is a requirement for the position.

Assessment criteria Assessment criteria in the selection process are research and teaching expertise in English Linguistics, experience of online teaching, administrative activities, development work as well as good collaboration skills within research and teaching.

The research expertise must have been demonstrated by independent research contributions. Assessment criteria include:

  • breadth and depth of research - quality and scope
  • originality of research
  • productivity
  • contributions to the international research community
  • assignments, posts and appointments within the research community
  • ability to obtain external research funding in competition
  • ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community
  • The teaching expertise must have been demonstrated through documented experience of teaching on a scientific basis within higher education. Assessment criteria include:

  • an ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and an ability to supervise and assess students at all levels of education
  • an ability to vary teaching methods and examination formats in relation to intended learning outcomes and the nature of the subject
  • experience of collaboration with the wider community in planning and implementing education
  • participation in the development of learning environments, teaching aids and study resources
  • a reflective approach to student learning and one's own role as a teacher
  • These skills can be obtained through teacher training for higher education, other training relevant for teaching higher education and/or documented, proven experience of teaching in higher education.

    Other assessment criteria include any suitability considered to be a prerequisite for the good accomplishment of the work duties. Weighting of assessment criteria

    Equal importance will be given to teaching and research expertise in the evaluation.

    In the assessment of applicants, research and teaching expertise within the field of English Linguistics will be weighted as of special importance.

    When weighting these two criteria, research expertise will be weighted higher.

    Experience of online teaching will be weighted as of great importance.

    Experience of administrative activities, development work, good collaboration skills within research and education as well as any suitability considered to be a prerequisite for the good accomplishment of work duties, will be weighted as of importance in the assessment.

    The qualification and assessment criteria can be found in the Appointments procedure for teachers at Umeå University https: // www. umu.se/globalassets/fristaende-webbar/regelverk/engelska/human- resources-equal-opportunities-and-work-environment/appointments-procedure-for- teachers-at-umea-universityfs-1.1-129-22.pdf

    Application Information concerning documentation required for the submission of the application can be found in the Guidelines for applications for employment and promotion at Umeå University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities https: // www. aurora.umu.se/globalassets/dokument/enheter/humfak/for-vara- anstallda/personalfragor/guidelines-for- applicationsemploymentpromotionfaculty-of-arts-ads-published- from-190923.pdf

    The application must be submitted in the recruitment system Varbi and must be received no later than 10 October 2022.

    Further information The employment is a half time (50%), temporary position, starting on 01/01/2023 until 12/31/2023.

    The employment is stationed in Umeå.

    For more information about the Department of Language Studies https: // www. umu.se/en/department-of-language-studies/

    Please note: the Swedish version of this advertisement is the official version. In the case of any differences in information between this and the official version, the official (Swedish advertisement) is the legally correct version.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

    Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

    We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Part-time First day of employment 2023-01-01 Salary monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 50% City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-1310-22 Contact

  • Daniel Andersson, Head of Department, 090-7865708,daniel.andersson@umu.se
  • Union representative

  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
  • Published 15.Sep.2022 Last application date 10.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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