Jobs Sociolinguistics;Transnational Multilingualism

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Sociolinguistics; Transnational Multilingualism: Full Professor,
Stockholm University, Sweden

University or Organization: Stockholm University
Department: Centre for Reseach on Bilingualism
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Web Address: <> 
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Transnational Multilingualism


Job description: The Center for Research on Bilingualism at Stockholm
University invites applications for the position of Full Professor in
Transnational Multilingualism. Transnational multilingualism is understood
here as comprising a focus on the impact of colonialism,
internationalization and globalization, historically and in contemporary
time, on the political and societal organization of multilingualism in
multilingual societies, and the way in which it is studied
sociolinguistically. The appointee will be expected to initiate and conduct
research in the area of transnational multilingualism; provide leadership
in promoting research and grant-seeking; actively procure external research
funding and contribute to cross-faculty programs; conduct lectures and
seminars on transnational multilingualism and bilingualism at undergraduate
and postgraduate levels, including Ph.D. course work, and engage in the
supervision of research students at either the Centre for Research on
Bilingualism or any other department in the Arts Faculty at Stockholm
University. A 70% research component in the position is guaranteed for the
first four years. Thereafter the proportion of research will be subject to
current (institutional) agreements.

Eligibility: Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellence in
scholarship, teaching and supervision.

Appointment criteria: More weight will be given to scholarship and research
background than to excellence in teaching. Appointees should have an
international reputation in scholarship and research on transnational
multilingualism in a variety of geographical and societal contexts. The
ability of the appointee to contribute to academic and departmental
administration, to foster academic partnerships and promote service
initiatives for the society, and to acquire external funding will also be
considered. The appointee is expected to know Swedish, or if not, be
prepared to learn Swedish for professional purposes within the first year.

The post is tenured and available on a full time basis.

Guidelines for applications:
Template for application for employment and for promotion to the rank of
professor or senior lecturer at Stockholm University can be downloaded at or ordered from the administrative official. The
applicant is responsible for the applications completion in accordance with
the notification of the vacancy and template for application and that it is
submitted at the latest deadline.

For information about the position, please contact the professor Kenneth
Hyltenstam by phone at +46-8-16 3093 or e-mail at

For questions concerning the handling of the application and the guidelines
for the application, please contact the administrative official Kenneth
Hjalmarsson by phone at +46 (8)-16 2130 or e-mail at

Union representatives are Bo Ekengren (SACO), Lisbeth Häggberg
(Fackförbundet ST), telephone +46 (0)8-16 2000 (switchboard), and Gunnar
Stenberg (SEKO), telephone +46 (0)70-316 43 41.

Applications must reach the Registrar's office no later than February 11th,
2010. Please send your application, quoting reference number SU
611-0097-10, by regular mail to the address below or by e-mail to:

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the
English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes

Application Deadline: 11-Feb-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Stockholm University
The Registrar/PÄ
SE-106 91, Stockholm
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Kenneth Hyltenstam
Phone: +46-8-16 3093

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