Visiting Assistant Professor of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies Posted on May 9th, 2016 by

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies to begin in January 1, 2017 and end January 31, 2018.


We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate should have native or near-native fluency in Swedish, experience teaching Swedish at all undergraduate levels, and a good general knowledge of the Nordic area. Beyond the language, competitive candidates must be able to offer Scandinavian area studies courses within their areas of preparation and show a strong interest in working closely with undergraduate students.


Primary responsibilities will include eight courses: two sections of Swedish language and one course of Scandinavian Studies during the Spring Semester (January-May) of 2017, and two sections of Swedish language and one course of Scandinavian Studies during the Fall Semester (September-December 2017) within the applicant’s area of interest/expertise in Scandinavian culture, and two courses (January 2017 and January 2018) which will be an experiential course taught during Gustavus’s experiential learning January Term. The Department’s curriculum includes a variety of courses that are either interdisciplinary “culture” courses or deal with specific periods, genres, or writers in the Scandinavian Studies field. As is stated in the first two Department Outcomes, courses taught focus on modern perspectives: (1) Students will be aware of important issues in the Nordic countries today; (2) Students will learn to appreciate the Nordic area as a multicultural and multi-ethnic area and recognize its links to the rest of the world.


To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to:

Dr. Glenn Kranking
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498


For more details, visit the department Website at: or contact Dr. Glenn Kranking at 507-933-7435 or Application information is also available at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; preference will be given to those whose files are complete by September 12, 2016.


Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. It is the practice of the College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. EOE.



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