Associate Professor in Comparative Literature

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    University of Bergen
    LiteratureComparative literature
    Established Researcher (R3)
    15/09/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Bergen


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Associate Professor in Comparative Literature at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE).

At the department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE) there is a vacancy for a permanent 100 % position as Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE) from May 1, 2020 or as soon as possible after.

In addition to Comparative Literature, the Department offers courses in Digital Culture, Linguistics, Art History, Scandinavian Studies, Old Norse Philology, Norwegian as a Secondary Language, and Theatre and Performance Studies.

At the moment there are eight permanent faculty in Comparative Literature.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach and supervise students in the field of Comparative Literature. The position is open for applicants with different research profiles within this field.

Work tasks

The successful candidate will take part in teaching according to current study regulations.

Work tasks include teaching, supervision, and assessment of students at all levels and in all programs relating to literary studies.

S/he will have the right and the duty to research within his or her speciality, and will also be assigned some administrative and committee work.

Any holder of the position will have to live in the Bergen area.


To be qualified for the position, the applicant must have a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature or similar competence. Both width of research and particular specialized competence will be emphasized. The applicant must document a solid knowledge of literary theory.

Applicants must have published research results beyond their doctoral thesis. It is an advantage to have taken part in research collaboration and international cooperation. Experience from research leadership and research communication will also be given weight. Experience in attracting external funding will also be given emphasis. In assessing the applicants, special weight will be given to academic research published during the last five years.

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 successful applicant is expected to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language 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/salary frame 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


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

  • Your application must include:
  • Your CV
  • Diplomas (scanned versions of all Higher Education diplomas) and recommendations
  • The names of 3 references, with contact information
  • Overview of teaching experience, administrative experience, and own research plans
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications (education, teaching experience or other relevant pedagogical experience)
  • A complete list of your academic publications
  • Up to five research publications (which may include dissertations, monographs or articles). In addition, up to five works of popular communication or applied work can be included, e.g., teaching material. The expert committee can in special cases ask one or more candidates to supply other scholarly works.

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.

Please note: Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge upon the application deadline. The applicant is responsible to make certain that all information is uploaded before the deadline.

For questions regarding the online application process please contact fakadm@hf.uib.no.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting professor Erik Bjerck Hagen, tlf. 55 58 89 95, e-mail erik.hagen@lle.uib.no, or Anders Fagerjord, Head of Department, e-mail anders.fagerjord@uib.no, phone +47 55 58 36 53

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 must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The person employed must follow the rules and regulations pertaining the position at any time.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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