LINGUIST List 32.2861

Wed Sep 08 2021

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Professor of Language Didactics, in particular English, Lund University

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Date: 08-Sep-2021
From: Fabian Beijer <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Professor of Language Didactics, in particular English, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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University or Organization: Lund University
Department: Centre for Languages and Literature
Job Location: Lund, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of Language Didactics, in particular English

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Educational linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Teacher Education Programme is a comprehensive and integral part of the activities at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL). In addition to research on Subject Didactics, which this professorship is intended to strengthen, there is well-established, strong and growing research on second language acquisition at SOL; see for example the SOL-based interdisciplinary research platform LAMiNATE. The HT faculties’ Humanities Laboratory is an invaluable resource for research on, for example, language acquisition.

This professorship aims to ensure high research expertise in Second Language Didactics (English). As a research leader in this field, the professor's main duty is to be a significant driving force in the research-based development of our teacher education programme. The duties of a professor of Language didactics, include (1) responsibility, in the capacity of research leader, for the development of research within Language Didactics at SOL, (2) individual research, planning, participation in, and management of, research projects, (3) applications for research funding, (4) teaching, supervision and course development within teacher education in all cycles of study including at post-doctoral level.

In addition to strengthening the scientific basis for SOL's education in English Language Didactics, the successful applicant is required to support the didactic components in the other language subjects within our teacher education. The professor will also work to further develop subject didactics and school-oriented research at Lund University in collaboration with other language subjects within the teacher education at SOL, research education and research conducted at the Department of Educational Sciences and other parts of the Teacher Education Programme at LU, and thereby increase the quality of our teacher education. The position also involves collaboration with researchers and professors in English Linguistics and English Literature as well as in other related fields of research. The aim is to contribute to building an environment where the different lines of research can benefit from each other.

For further information and to apply, please click on the application link below.

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Maria Persson

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