Professor of English Literature

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Mittuniversitetet, Faculty of Human Sciences, Avdelningen för humaniora

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

Faculty of Human Sciences

The department of Humanities currently comprises six subjects: English, History, Comparative Literature, Religion, Swedish, and Swedish as a Second Language. Both English and History have a doctoral programme, while Comparative Literature, Religion, Swedish have courses at advanced level.

Duties: In addition to conducting research within English Literature and teaching undergraduate, master’s and doctoral courses, the professor is expected to collaborate with colleagues to develop research, courses, and contacts with the community of relevance to research and education. Therefore it is essential that the professor is present at the workplace. The professor is also expected to play an active role in the doctoral programme and in attracting research funding. Adminstrative tasks also form part of the duties.  

Eligibility and assessment of candidate qualifications: Applicants are required to have a PhD in English Literature and must be able to demonstrate scientific as well as pedagogical expertise in the subject (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4). The applicant must satisfy the requirements according to university guidelines (, 

One research profile of the English subject is ecocriticism, therefore research experience within this field is of particular merit. Moreover, as our courses at undergraduate and advanced level are taught not only on campus but also as net-based distance courses, experience of net-based teaching is also of merit. 

Information: Further information is available from the Head of Department, Tomas Berglund, tel. +46 (0)10-142 81 65,, Head of English, Terry Walker, tel. +46 (0)76-232 52 16,, Director of Studies, Martin Shaw, tel. +46 (0)72-506 58 33,

Employment and commencement: Full-time, permanent position. Commencement by agreement

Location: Sundsvall

Salary: Individual wage setting

Procedure: The recruitment process follows the regulations of the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and in accordance with the appointment rules of Mid Sweden University.

Application: The application should include a curriculum vitae supported by appropriate documentation, a description of scholarly and pedagogical merits, including certificates of teaching qualifications and certificates of scholarly merits, a complete list of publications, and no more than 10 scholarly publications that the applicant wishes to be considered.

You are welcome to apply via our recruitment system no later than 15 April 2018

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Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment
    Permanent position
  • Contract type
    Full time
  • First day of employment
    Commencement by agreement
  • Salary
    Individual wage setting
  • Number of positions
  • Working hours
  • City
  • County
    Västernorrlands län
  • Country
  • Reference number
    MIUN 2018/216
  • Union representative
    Lollo Ljuslin, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 79 14
    Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-142 88 09
  • Published
  • Last application date

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