The Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies, beginning August 28, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a rigorous program of research, engage in outstanding teaching in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to departmental and professional service appropriate to the rank of the appointment.
Native or near-native fluency in Norwegian or Swedish, and English, evidence of excellent college/university-level teaching, and commitment to program building. All requirements for the Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Scandinavian Studies or a related field must be completed by the start date of the appointment, August 28, 2017.
Applicants with knowledge of German and/or Dutch, and research/teaching interests in German and/or Netherlandic studies are preferred.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and research, evidence of scholarly promise, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and the strength of recommendations.
We are seeking the strongest candidates, regardless of specialization within Scandinavian Studies, and encourage applications from innovative scholars who study the literature, culture, and media of Nordic Europe within the larger interdisciplinary frame of European and global studies (e.g., intellectual, aesthetic, and cultural history; the transnational study of literature, culture, and media; multicultural Europe). We seek a creative scholar with an in-depth knowledge of the literature, culture, and media of the specific area of Scandinavian study, and its intellectual and cultural importance within northern Europe and beyond; a facility with a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies; a talent for curricular and programmatic innovation; and the intellectual curiosity to participate in scholarly conversations and practices across the liberal arts.
To apply, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ click “External Applicants.” Search for Job Opening ID 312761, Job Posted within Last Three Months. Click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will need to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Additional documents can be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there. Required documents (in addition to the cover letter and CV) are: an example of recent scholarly writing (maximum 5,000 words), and three letters of recommendation. If the letters of recommendation cannot be uploaded, they can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2016; this position will remain open until filled.
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