The standard teaching load is seven 3-credit courses per year on a ten-week trimester calendar, including language courses and topics courses in translation in Scandinavian studies. The primary teaching load is in Swedish; however, preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in teaching some courses in German language and culture. Candidates whose secondary fields include interdisciplinary areas such as film studies, cultural studies, public policy studies, or gender studies are encouraged to apply. Interest in contributing to interdisciplinary programs on campus (including our general education program, area studies programs, and foreign terms) is an asset, as is a willingness to engage actively with the Scandinavian community in the Quad Cities region and Upper Midwest region. Strong candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching, mentoring, strengthening the current program, and recruiting a diverse student body. Active engagement in a scholarly research program and service to the college and the department is expected. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org
The academic program in Scandinavian Studies has a strong connection to the staff, collections and academic activities of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College. The Scandinavian studies program also has access to the college library’s collection of Swedish-related materials and prominent collections of both Swedish and Swedish-American art. These resources emphasizing both Sweden and Swedish America are unique in the United States and set Augustana apart from other American institutions with programs in Scandinavian studies. The college envisions a Scandinavian studies program at Augustana that connects with the Swenson Center, and that will proactively connect with other departments and programs on campus where subjects of interest intersect.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or creed.
To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness or summary of teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications through Interfolio preferred. Otherwise, application materials can be mailed to: Search #114-16 Scand/WLLC, c/o Pareena Lawrence, Provost, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions should be directed to the co-chair of the department, Taddy Kalas at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and interviews will be held at the MLA Convention in Austin, TX