Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Evidence of Teaching Excellence, Statement of
Teaching Philosophy, Transcript - Graduate
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Norwegian 2022-23
The Department of Norwegian at St. Olaf College invites applications for a
full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor rank to begin
August 2022. We seek an energetic and experienced teacher-scholar with a
commitment to language pedagogy. Specialization in Norwegian literature and
Nordic Studies (including literature, film, cultural studies,
interdisciplinary approaches) is preferred.
The department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will
advance the College's goals for diversity equity and inclusion. We request
that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to
contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and
perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications
from members of underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.
The normal teaching load is six courses a year. Regular teaching
responsibilities include Norwegian language courses at all levels and
Norwegian literature (in Norwegian or in English translation). Our 4-1-4
calendar gives the opportunity to teach on a rotating basis an intensive
course during the month of January. Interest in leading a study abroad program
during that month is highly desired.
Applicants should have completed, or be near completion of, a Ph.D. in
Scandinavian Languages and Literature. Native or near-native competence in
Norwegian (Bokmål), demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly
promise with the potential to involve students in mentored undergraduate
research are required. Familiarity with current language pedagogy and use of
technology in the classroom is expected. We especially desire candidates who
are interested in teaching in interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Environmental
Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, the Great
Conversation) and who have competence in areas in addition to literature
(e.g. history, film, theater, music).
Applicants must submit materials online at
https: // stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application
Graduate transcripts (official or unofficial)
Evidence of teaching excellence
Statement of teaching philosophy
The contact information for three professional references who can speak to
your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters
directly after an initial round of screening.)
Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2021, and will continue until
the position is filled. Finalist interviews are expected in September.
Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Kari
Lie Dorer, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Applicants who
need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts
college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees.
It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and
St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The College offers an
academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters
the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes
learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College
verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts
a criminal background check on every new hire.
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Type of Position:
Faculty - Full-time Tenure Track
Desired Start Date:
Open Until Filled:
Open Until Filled