The Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017).
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
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.