De Universiteit van Stockholm is op zoek naar een universitair docent Nederlands

The University of Stockholm is looking for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Dutch at the Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German.
Closing date: 12 August 2019.

Dutch has been a part of the Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German since 2015. The department has 60 employees and approximately 1000 students take courses at the department each academic year. The Dutch curriculum is directed towards Dutch linguistics, with a strong focus on third language acquisition, Dutch literature and the culture of Flanders and the Netherlands. The main areas of research are: contrastive semantics and third language acquisition focusing on Dutch, Dutch as a pluricentral language area, translation and translation studies, multi-modal studies, studies on Dutch children's and juvenile literature, as well as studies of other media for children.

Subject/subject description

Main responsibilities
70% of the total job duties consist of teaching Dutch: as a foreign language at a beginners' level, as separate courses in oral and written language proficiency, in Dutch literature and contrastive linguistics, as well as the tutoring and examination of undergraduate students. The successful applicant will also teach Dutch as a distance learning course, and work on the development of new distance learning courses to support the expansion of the Dutch curriculum. Teaching and pedagogical development work at all levels of Dutch are a part of the job duties – from language proficiency courses at a beginners' level to a Bachelor degree project. Teaching can take place during evenings. The remaining 30% of job duties consist of one's own research and competence development. Independent research is to be carried out and new research projects initiated. It is a precondition that the successful applicant will actively apply for funding for new research projects.

Qualification requirements
A person who is qualified to be employed as senior lecturer will have a PhD in Dutch or have corresponding scholarly competence, and demonstrated teaching skills.

Teaching proficiency should have been demonstrated through teaching at the undergraduate level, especially in the subject of Dutch as a foreign language. Teaching experience on the master's or PhD level is of merit. The assessment of teaching skills should cover the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination. Teaching proficiency should be well documented and in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues and the other abilities to successfully meet the demands of the position.

Regular presence at work and active participation in everyday department work is expected.

Assessment criteria
Special and equal emphasis will be placed on pedagogical skills in teaching Dutch as a foreign language and on scientific competence.

Strong emphasis will be placed on the documented ability to plan, manage and develop the curriculum and teaching, as well as the ability to integrate research with teaching.

Strong emphasis will be placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with administrative personnel, teaching colleagues and fellow researchers.

Emphasis will be placed on having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.

Emphasis will be placed on having worked with digital teaching platforms and distance education.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.

The following is a merit:
• Completion of at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or having otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge.
• In reference to the contrastive nature of language teaching – knowledge of Swedish as well as knowledge of any of the other languages taught at the department.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Applicants who do not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and are not deemed to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment. Applicants who consider that they have the corresponding knowledge, without formally having completed any higher education courses, shall account in their application how such knowledge has been acquired and why it corresponds to the competence acquired through formal education courses.

Additional information
The Faculty of Humanities strives for a gender balance; men are therefore encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants must state in their application how their own research can promote and deepen the established profiles that exist within the department (see above, under Subject Description).

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement for the position, but the applicant has to be ready to take on, after two years of employment, administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and use of Swedish.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Senior Lecturer Annika Johansson, telephone: +46 8 16 35 07,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Charlotte Fowler, telephone: +46 8 16 29 03,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement and that it is submitted before the deadline.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!