Assistant Adjunct Professor in Swedish Literature and Culture
University of California Berkeley Department of Scandinavian
United States

Assistant Adjunct Professor - Swedish Literature and Culture - Department of Scandinavian

Job #JPF03371
  • Scandinavian Languages / College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Adjunct Professor
Salary range: Annual salary $72,200
Percent time: 100%, full-time
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022
Position duration: One year. Appointment may be renewable based on the department’s needs, funding, and on incumbent’s performance.

Application Window

Open date: March 15th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an assistant adjunct faculty position in the area of Swedish Literature and Culture. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong teaching and research interests in interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches to Swedish Literature and Culture.

The department is dedicated to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek candidates for this position who demonstrate a commitment to advancing these central values of our department and campus. Candidates should show strong potential for mentorship and course design that are attuned to the interests and needs of our first-generation students and/or students of color.

The successful appointee will teach in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels, will mentor and supervise our graduate and undergraduate students, and will be a conscientious community member of the department, participating in program development, departmental meetings and events. The appointee will also be expected to maintain an active program of research and publication, and to show promise of superior intellectual achievement in both teaching and research. New PhDs are encouraged to apply.

The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree).

Preferred qualifications

Native or near-native competence in English and in Swedish languages.

Expertise in Swedish Literature and Culture.

Strong ability for successful teaching and student advising.

Research and administrative service commensurable with years of experience.

Potential for successful attraction of and mentoring of new students.

Potential for program development and designing new courses.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Sample of research - Article-sized, in English or Swedish.
  • Teaching Statement - Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample Course Syllabus - A sample course syllabus (either that has been used in the past or that could be used in the future).
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Letters should be requested by applicant to references through the AP Recruit system. We prefer to receive letters of reference by the application due date.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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