LINGUIST List 25.2828

Sun Jul 06 2014

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Swedish; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 03-Jul-2014
From: Sarah Isaksson <>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Swedish; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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University or Organization: University of Gothenburg
Department: Department of Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Associate Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            English (eng)
                            Swedish (swe)


Specific subject description

The subject Chinese at the University of Gothenburg has expanded considerably in recent years. The current course of studies over three semesters will soon be increased to five semesters, thereby allowing for an entire Bachelor's programme in the subject. First-cycle courses in Chinese are also offered within the Chinese track of the programme in Business and Economics. The research is focused on literature, religious studies and cultural exchange between China and the Western World. The researchers within the subject are primarily involved in the research profile Transculturality. The subject also cooperates across departmental boundaries, mainly through the Bernhard Karlgren seminar series.

Job assignments

The position, which is a qualifying appointment, consists of both research (75%) and teaching and some administrative work (25%). In addition to independent research activities, the successful applicant will be expected to initiate new research projects in cooperation with researchers involved in the Department’s interdisciplinary research profiles. The applicants must therefore indicate on their application how their own research can benefit further development of the established profiles at the Department. The successful applicant will be expected to actively seek research funding during the latter part of the appointment. The teaching assignments will consist of lectures, seminars and examinations. The position may also include pedagogical development and cooperation within the Department’s interdisciplinary programmes (the first-cycle programme in International Languages and the planned second-cycle programme in World Literature).


Qualified for appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is a person who has been awarded a PhD (or has equivalent academic qualifications) no more than seven years prior to the application deadline within a subject area relevant to the position in question. If there are special grounds, priority will also be given to applicants with degrees obtained more than seven years prior to the application deadline.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. In the assessment of qualifications, equal attention will be given to pedagogical and scholarly competence as well as other relevant qualifications. In the selection process, special attention will be given to documented qualifications within the following areas:
- Scholarly competence in the subject area in question, demonstrated through research and development work, and through scholarly publications;
- Pedagogical competence in the subject area in question, demonstrated through experience of planning and implementation of education, including supervision and examination;
- Participation in the national and international research community.

The applicant’s ability to interact and cooperate with the surrounding community will also be considered.

For more information about the position, please follow the application website below and search for the announcement under "Teacher/post doc" with reference number PER 2014/209.

If you have questions about the application portal or technical problems, please contact

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Sarah Isaksson

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