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Associate professor in Digital Culture (Electronic Literature)

Deadline: 15.09.2019

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Associate Professor in Digital Culture (Electronic Literature) at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE)

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bergen invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor of Digital Culture at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE) with a specialization in electronic literature.

Digital Culture offers a BA, MA and PhD program, and hosts active research groups in Electronic Literature and Digital Culture, as well as an ERC project and two MSCA postdocs. Our current strategic goal is to develop an internationally leading research center focused on Digital Narrative. Applicants for the position should have research expertise within electronic literature. The holder of the position is expected to establish residence in the Bergen region and to be able to fully participate in the work of the department.

Work tasks/research field:

The position comprises both a research and teaching component. The successful candidate will teach and supervise students at all levels in the field of Digital Culture and take part in the development of curricula in Digital Culture. The teaching associated with the position will include courses in the practice, theory, and history of electronic literature, applied digital humanities, and other areas of digital media aesthetics.

The holder of the position will have the right and the duty to research within their speciality. They will be expected to participate in and lead applications for external research funding, and to work to communicate their research to the general public. There will also be some administrative work and committee work.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

To be qualified for the position, the applicant must have a doctoral degree in Digital Culture or a relevant field.

Applicants must have a strong publishing record of critical research within the field of electronic literature. The ideal candidate will have both critical and theoretical publications and practice-based applied research.

In assessing the applicants, special weight will be given to academic research published during the last five years (or longer if applicant has taken parental or sick leave during that period).

The successful applicant must have good collaboration skills. Evidence of ongoing research activity and potential to strengthen our department’s Digital Culture research environment are essential. A successful record of attracting external research funding will be given weight.

The holder of the position will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and to supervise master as well as doctoral students.

The selection process will include an assessment of the candidate’s personal suitability for the position.

Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position. If this requirement is not met prior to employment, the successful applicant will be offered a course to acquire the necessary teaching skills.

The teaching languages are English and Norwegian. The successful applicant is expected to master Norwegian or another Scandinavian language sufficiently for the purposes of teaching and administration within two years of being appointed. Norwegian courses for international employees are available.

We can offer:

  • An active, vibrant, and supportive research environment
  • Salary at pay grade 64 (code 1011/Pay range 24. Alternative 8) on the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 572 700 before taxes. Further salary advancement will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Employment in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

How to apply:

The application must be sent electronically within the deadline by using the link “APPLY”.

Your application must include:

  • Your CV
  • Diplomas (scanned versions of all Higher Education diplomas)
  • Information and documentation that show your pedagogical qualifications
  • Information and documentation of administrative experience and other relevant qualifications
  • A discussion of your plans for future research and how they align with or complement current research in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen
  • A complete list of your academic publications
  • Up to five research publications that are to be given special consideration in the assessment of your academic qualifications.
  • The names of 2 or 3 references, with contact information

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

Appendices may be uploaded as a Word- or a pdf-file.

Successful applicants may be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

For questions regarding the online application process please contact [email protected].

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore an aim. Candidates with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant will be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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