Associate Professor in English Language

Company:NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Location:Norway / Bergen

Discipline:English Language

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Associate Professor in English language

About NHH

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

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About the position

NHH has a vacancy for an associate professor (førsteamanuensis) in English language affiliated to the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication. The position requires a PhD in English language or in communication in combination with very good documentable English skills.

The department covers the subjects of English, French, Japanese, Norwegian as a second language, Spanish and German, and also offers courses in intercultural communication, strategic and political communication, language and technology, as well as academic writing.

The department currently has an academic staff of three professors, six associate professors, two lecturers and three PhD candidates. Fifty per cent of one of the assistant professor positions is dedicated to the National Translator Accreditation Exam. The department provides teaching in a number of NHH’s programmes and courses at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

The department’s research and education profile reflects NHH’s objectives and range of subjects. The research concentrates on modern professional communication in a broad sense within NHH’s subject areas. It is important that applicants can refer to research experience relevant to the department’s research profile, which encompasses terminology, corpora and language resources, specialised translation, intercultural communication and discourse analysis.The person appointed will contribute to strengthening research, teaching and dissemination in one or more of the subject areas mentioned, and to further developing the general academic environment at the department. In their applications, applicants are requested to outline research ideas/projects that have relevance to the department's research profile.

Teaching assignments will mainly be related to the elective courses ENG10 English for business I and English for business II. The teaching methods used in these courses are based on high student activity, interactive learning and the use of digital resources. The person appointed is expected to have an interest in participating in and further developing such learning resources. The elective courses are popular and demanding in terms of administration. It is therefore an advantage if the applicant can document experience of course administration. The elective courses in English focus on both Norwegian and English business administration terminology, and the employee’s skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language must be sufficient to cater to this aspect of the position.

At master’s degree level, the English section offers a course in strategic and political communication. The person appointed is expected to contribute to this course. The section’s staff also make contributions to courses that focus on language and technology, and provide training in professional communication in the various profiles of NHH’s master’s programme. At PhD level, the English section regularly offers a course in academic writing and also develops specialised courses in relevant fields of research, as well as lectures on other courses relating to the department’s own subject areas. The person appointed may be required to undertake teaching and supervision duties in all the programmes the department participates in.

Academic staff at NHH are expected to be good teachers. Formal teaching qualifications and a well-developed teaching portfolio will be emphasised. Candidates who cannot document at least 200 hours of pedagogical coursework at the time of employment, must complete NHH’s programme for university pedagogy within two years.

NHH offers

The salary for the position will be in accordance with the government pay scale for associate professors (code 1011). The pay grade will be determined on the basis of the individual applicant’s qualifications in accordance with NHH’s wage policy guidelines. The employee will become a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK). Two per cent of the salary will be deducted as a contribution to SPK.

General information

The appointee must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

In the assessment of applicants, international experience and qualifications will be emphasised.

The application should contain details of the applicant's scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. In addition, the applicant should provide an overview and assessment of the applicants' teaching experience and documentation of teaching quality. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, a list of publications and working papers, certificates with grades, teaching portfolio, and any other relevant documentation should be sent online. A maximum of ten publications and working papers should also be attached for evaluation. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

Two or three reference letters must be submitted by the referees directly to NHH at within 8 February 2023.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

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Deadline for applications is 8 February 2023. This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.

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