Professor in Spanish with emphasis on Linguistics
Stockholm University has been offering academic courses in Romance languages since the late 1920s. The first professorship in Romance Languages was established in 1937. The undergraduate courses of the Department of Romance languages were divided into four languages in the 1960s: French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Alongside the Romance languages, research and education include Latin American studies, Latin and Ancient Greek. At the department, approximately 400 students study Spanish at the undergraduate and advanced levels. The department's researchers are part of several leading research areas of the Faculty: Second-language acquisition, Romance Linguistics, Text Editing and Literature research. The department has approximately 70 employees, including doctoral students.
The holder is expected to conduct research, planning and management of research, as well as teaching and supervision, within the framework of postgraduate education and undergraduate and graduate level. The holder must also actively participate in the work of the university and the department by taking on administrative and investigative tasks, forming part of working groups, initiating research projects and actively promoting external funding for the department's research, stay informed about the development, not only within the subject area but also on the university education area as a whole, establish contacts with other universities and institutions and represent the subject Spanish in external contacts.
Eligible applicants for the position are those who have demonstrated and documented pedagogical skills. Research expertise within Spanish Linguistics should have been demonstrated through independent research that significantly exceeds the requirements for qualification as an Associate Professor, both in terms of quality and quantity. Documented very good skills in spoken and written Spanish at a high scientific level are required. Holders who do not master Swedish or other Nordic languages should be able to document such skills in English as are required for the collaboration within the department, faculty, university and society as a whole.
A general assessment criterion is the ability to work with other people, as well as other general abilities required to perform one’s duties.
In the appointment, special emphasis is placed on scientific skills and strong emphasis on pedagogical skills. As a professor of the subject, great importance is also attached to a broad linguistic competence in both research and education in Spanish. Emphasis is also given to administrative skills, including demonstrated leadership skills, and the ability to interact with the surrounding society, the ability to inform about research and development work and to have successfully planned, applied for and received grants for research projects from external funders. Successful supervision of essays and dissertations is considered part of the pedagogical and scientific skills. Merit is also documented competence in other Romance languages offered at the department (French, Italian, Portuguese).
Teaching and learning in higher education
Completion of at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or having otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge. An applicant who lacks 15 credist in teaching and learning in higher education must undergo such training during the first two years of employment. Applicants who consider themselves to have equivalent knowledge without having undergone formal education must explain in their application how the knowledge has been acquired and how this corresponds to the competence that formal education provides.
Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 30, email@example.com.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.
Fecha límite para la presentación de candidaturas: hasta el 16 de septiembre de 2019
Forma de envío de la candidatura
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