(Apologies for cross-posting).
Lund University invites applications for a Professorship in Slavic
in Russian Linguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature
Ref. No. 953
Starting date: August 1, 2011
For information on the position, please contact Professor Anders Ohlsson,
(tel. +46 46 222
8467; email Anders.Ohlsson@...
), Professor Fiona Bjorling (tel. +46
46222 4787; email
) or Head of Department Sanimir Resic (tel +46 46
222 1406; email
For information on the terms of employment and salary, please contact human
administrator Lena Kandefelt (tel +46 46 222 7224; e-mail
The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden's
university department for languages, linguistics, literature and culture
studies. The Centre was
established in 2006 and is the result of an amalgamation of nine former
departments within the
Humanities Faculty. Housing 28 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD
SOL Centre is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research,
in both national
and international contexts. Undergraduate studies are coordinated by an
assistant Head of
Department and five teaching committees and research and research studies by
an assistant Head
of Department and two research committees, one for linguistics and one for
culture studies. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students
studies at SOL.
The Slavic languages represented at SOL are Russian and Polish. The Centre
also offers courses
on Central and Eastern European Studies. Research in the subject of Russian
focused on literature and there is a tradition of close cooperation between
scholars in linguistics
and literature and researchers in the field of Central and Eastern European
Studies. Research is
currently conducted on modernist and post-modernist Russian literature,
language and national
identity, autobiography, the poetics of memory and narrative interplay
between literature and
Linguistic research at SOL is conducted within multi-disciplinary research
specialising in e. g. grammar, language acquisition, text linguistics,
psycholinguistics, semantics, language typology, semiotics and cognitive
The tasks of the advertised position are research, management and
development of the PhD
programme in Russian and Slavic Linguistics and MA courses, and supervision
of PhD, MA and
The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the research
and PhD studies
environments of SOL but also in university-wide activities as well as
representing the subject in
national and international contexts. In the latter capacity, the successful
candidate is expected to
maintain contact with scholarly networks and develop collaboration with
departments and higher education institutions, both in Sweden and abroad.
candidate is also expected to initiate and manage externally funded research
Knowledge of other Slavic languages is an added qualification.
Native speakers of other languages than Swedish (Danish or Norwegian) are
expected to have
acquired, within three years, sufficient written and spoken proficiency in
Swedish to be able to
participate actively in administrative and other activities that are
conducted in Swedish. It is also
expected that the holder of the position will live in the vicinity of Lund.
Qualifications: a candidate must have a substantial record of high-quality
research in Russian Linguistics and documented experience and skill in
supervision in academic settings.
As grounds for assessment, the extent of a candidate's academic, teaching,
other skills of importance to the subject matter and the duties inherent in
the position will be
taken into account. Moreover, regard will be given to the extent of a
candidate's skills in
developing, managing, implementing and evaluating education and research and
interact with the surrounding community and to inform people about research,
As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to
the assessment of
Lund University has a policy of individually negotiated salaries. Applicants
may state their
desired salary in the application.
The application must conform to the Instructions that can be downloaded at
or ordered from Marianne Edlund (tel. +46 46 222
). The application is to be addressed to the
Lund University, Box 117, S-221 00 Lund, and must have arrived at the
Registrar's Office no
later than Monday, 17 May 2010. The registration number of this vacancy
must be included in the application.
By the expiry date of the application period, the documents referred to in
the application (NB
not books and articles) must have arrived in four copies. Copies of
documents must be certified
by two people with a signature, clarification of name and telephone number.
Please note that the
list of publications is to include ISBN and ISSN numbers.
The Academic Appointments Board will make a selection among the applicants
and ask a
shortlisted number of candidates to submit a maximum of fifteen
Equal opportunity aspects will be taken into account for this appointment,
in compliance with
Lund University's directives.