May 15, 2011

Tenure-Track Position in Norwegian


The St. Olaf College Norwegian department seeks an energetic and committed teacher and scholar to teach courses in Norwegian language and literature. Appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 2012. This is a tenure-track position.

The normal teaching load is six courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities include Norwegian language courses at all levels and Norwegian literature (in Norwegian or in English translation). There are also opportunities to teach courses in related areas (e.g. Norwegian or Scandinavian film, theater, or music) and in interdisciplinary programs.

Applicants are expected to have completed, or be near completion of, a Ph.D. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature. Native or near-native competence in Norwegian (BokmÃ¥l), demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required. Familiarity with current language pedagogy and use of technology in the classroom is expected. Preference for candidates who are interested in teaching in interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Women’s Studies, the Great Conversation, Ethics across the Curriculum) and with competence in areas in addition to literature (e.g. film, theater, music).

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