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Postdoctoral Fellow in English teaching and learning (didactics)

Deadline: 01.01.2021

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

The Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Education has a vacancy for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in English teaching and learning (didactics)

About the position

The Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science has a vacancy for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in English didactics from 01.02.2021. The area of research is English language teaching and learning in a Norwegian context, related to the new national curriculum and its implementation. The aim of the position is to strengthen research within this area. The appointee will be expected to make an important contribution to ongoing research at the department. S/he may also be expected to do some teaching and supervision.

The position is associated with the Department of Languages and Literature Studies and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Vestfold.


Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad in English, or preferably, in English didactics. The applicant must have gained the degree within the application deadline.

The letter of application must include a project plan (max. 10 pages) with a detailed description of how the fellowship will help strengthen research within the area of English teaching and learning and help the applicant build up her/his academic competence.

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realise common objectives.

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

About the position

The position will be related to ongoing research in the field of English didactics at USN. The appointee should make active contributions to one or more of the research groups which range in focus from Classroom research and Teaching and learning materials to Plurilingualism and Diversity in Education. Another relevant research group is TEPEE (Studies of the teaching profession, teacher education and education policy), which operates in conjunction with Oslo Metropolitan University.

The appointment is for a term of 3 years.

For further information concerning the position please contact:

  • Head of Department Jørn Boisen, +47 467 46 804, at Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science

We offer

  • A stimulating and growing research environment, with good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours


Postdoctoral fellow (postdoktor) (code 1352): NOK 508 800 – 650 200 a year, depending on seniority. In special cases, higher salary may be considered. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Other information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University College of Southeast Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

According to its human resources policy, the University of South-Eastern Norway targets a balanced gender composition and aims to recruit persons with a background as an immigrant.

The University contributes to the Inkluderingsdugnaden (a voluntary scheme to promote inclusion), and it is our aim that our employees, to the fullest extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the general population. We therefore also encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the post. The University will facilitate the workplace for employees with disabilities.

Pursuant to section 25, 2nd paragraph of the Freedom of Information Act, information on the applicant may be disclosed even if the applicant has requested not be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if such requests are not allowed.

Contact information

For further information concerning the position please contact:

  • Head of Department Jørn Boisen, +47 467 46 804, at Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side – “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • Certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
  • PhD dissertation
  • A 10-page (maximum) project description
  • Scientific publications and a list of these (max 10)
  • Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application.

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