August 18, 2012

Job: Professor of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College

Assistant/Associate Professor of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies
Scandinavian Studies Department

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (with appropriate qualifications) of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies to begin September 1, 2013.

Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion in Swedish, Scandinavian Studies, or another appropriate field by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate should have native or near-native fluency in Swedish, experience teaching Swedish at all undergraduate levels, and a good general knowledge of the Nordic area. Beyond Swedish-language courses, competitive candidates must be able to offer Scandinavian area studies courses on contemporary Scandinavia within their areas of preparation and design new courses in Swedish and Scandinavian Studies. Demonstrated excellence in working with undergraduate students as both a teacher and mentor is essential. Previous academic experience with diverse populations is highly desirable.

Primary responsibilities include teaching six courses annually: four Swedish language courses and two Scandinavian area studies courses. The successful candidate will work closely with current faculty in the Department to develop a well-rounded curriculum. Key points in the Department’s Student Learning Outcomes include that students will 1) gain an appreciation of the Nordic area as a multicultural and multiethnic region, and 2) acquire the ability to analyze the Nordic region and its cultural forms and aesthetics, social and political systems, and the countries’ roles within the international community.

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to:

Dr. Kjerstin Moody, Chair
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

For more details, contact Dr. Kjerstin Moody at 507-933-7423 or kmoody at gustavus dot edu. Application information is also available at: . Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE/M/F/V/D

[NORDIC-T] Asst./Assoc. Professor of Swedish & Scandinavian Studies. NORDIC-T listserv (NORDIC-T@LISTS.UMN.EDU, 13 Aug 2012).

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