Umeå University, Faculty of Arts

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The Department of Language Studies invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Educational Work (focused on language and learning), Language Teaching and Learning, Linguistics (English, General, Russian, Sami or Scandinavian), Literature (English, Russian or Spanish), or Sami Studies.

The Department of Language Studies was formed is 2008 and is now an established center for innovative research across the traditional disciplines of linguistics, Scandinavian languages, modern languages and literatures (English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Spanish), the Sami languages and cultures, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational Work focused on language and learning. The department has a wide range of research networks. They include CogLing Umu, LITUM, Medical Humanities, Muntlig språkfärdighet, Lärmiljö och undervisning, and Special Education). There is ongoing collaboration between researchers in Sami languages and cultures and the Centre for Sami Research Vaartoe as well as between researchers who focus on Global Challenges, or Northern Studies.

The employment is for a period of two years, full-time. It starts on October  1st, 2018, or upon agreement.

We particularly welcome interdisciplinary projects aligned with more than one of the advertised research areas: Educational Work (focused on language and learning), Language Teaching and Learning, Linguistics (English, General, Russian, Sami or Scandinavian), Literature (English, Russian or Spanish), and Sami Studies.

Applicants who have received a PhD or the foreign equivalent of a PhD in, or relevant to, one or more of the advertised research areas, are eligible for the position. A precondition is that the applicant has not previously been employed as a postdoc at Umeå University for more than a year within the same, or equivalent discipline. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. The candidates who have completed their degree prior to this time period may be taken into consideration if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.

In the selection of the eligible candidates, it is also taken into consideration both that the outlined project has a clear interdisciplinary approach related to two or more of the advertised research areas  and that the project is clearly related to one or more research environments in the Department of Language Studies.

Terms of employment
The employment is for two years, full-time. It primarily involves research, and the Post doctor is expected to take an active part in the development of the research environment . It may involve teaching up to a maximum of 20 percent of a full-time position.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents electronically (in English or Swedish):

  • Curriculum vitae, including name and contact information of two reference persons CV.
  • A transcript from the Ladok student registry, and/or equivalent attested copies of your academic transcripts and a copy of the degree certificate .
  • List of publications.
  • Relevant scientific publications.
  • Research plan – must not exceed 30 000 characters including spaces – that contains: purpose and research problem, previous research, implementation: that is, method, material and theory, relevance and time plan.
  • A cover letter explaining why the candidate is interested in the position, and that clearly specifies which research area(s), and which research network(s) the proposed research project may be aligned to.

Note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applications should be submitted no later than August 15, 2018 through the online e-recruitment system Varbi.

Start of employment: October 1st, 2018 or as agreed. The position is placed in Umeå, and presence in the environment to a high extent is a requirement. More  information about the Department of Language Studies.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 1, 2018, or as agreed
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1276-18
  • Marlene Johansson Falck, deputy head of department, 090 7866004,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 28.Jun.2018
Last application date 15.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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