Employment: Assistant Professor, Old Norse Studies, University of California

Assistant Professor Level,
Old Norse Studies or Finnish Literature and Culture,
Scandinavian Department,
University of California,  Berkeley.

The Scandinavian Department at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Old Norse studies or Finnish literary and cultural studies, broadly construed, with an employment start-date of July 1, 2014. Salary dependent on experience. The department is especially interested in research that places literary and other cultural expressions in their broader social and historical contexts. As the members of the Scandinavian Department all work across disciplines, we require that candidates for this position also exhibit expertise in a secondary field. Examples of highly desirable secondary fields could include: Folklore/Cultural Studies, History of Ideas, Medieval Studies, Early Modern Studies, Comparative Literature, or Art History. Fluency in a modern mainland Scandinavian language (Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish) is required. The candidate is expected to contribute courses to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Scandinavian; a successful candidate will also be able to design courses that can appeal to students working in other academic fields. Demonstrated research excellence and teaching  ability are required. Applicants at all stages of the Assistant Professor track as well as recent graduates are welcome to apply; as a minimum qualification, the Ph.D. or equivalent is expected to be in hand by July 1, 2014.

To apply, please visit http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00172 and submit in electronic format: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarship written in English, or in German or any of the Nordic languages when accompanied by an English translation. Using the online application system, the applicant must also request three recommenders to submit confidential letters of recommendation directly online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law; please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Early applications are welcome, but application materials must be complete no later than December 2, 2013. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype or telephone in January 2014. Please direct questions to issahr@berkeley.edu.

UCB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The campus encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. UCB campus is committed as well to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. More information on resources for job applicants can be found at http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/

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