Job opportunity: Associate/assistant professor in sign language linguistics

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Associate/assistant professor in sign language linguistics in Bergen, Norway

The Section for sign languages and interpreting currently employs six people in full- and part-time positions. The bulk of the activity in the Section is linked to the Bachelor’s degree program in sign language and interpreting. The Section is also responsible for sign language courses in the lifelong learning programs offered at the College. The Section collaborates in several areas with other degree institutions at the national level, including efforts channeled through the national academic council on sign language and interpreting. Research and development is also an important part of the Section’s portfolio.

BERGEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (HØGSKOLEN I BERGEN – HiB) is one of the largest university colleges in Norway, with about 7700 students and 830 academic and administrative staff. HiB offers high quality study programmes directed towards specific professions within health and social sciences, engineering, teacher and preschool teacher education. R&D activities of particular strength are organized in programmes in order to promote research-based education.

The Faculty for Teacher Education has approximately 2300 students and 200 staff. The faculty offers a four-year basic teacher education programme for teaching at primary and lower-secondary school levels, as well as a bachelor degree for nursery school level. In addition, master’s degree courses and 30- and 60-credit courses in specialist subjects are offered, as well as in-service courses. There are two research centres, the Centre for Education Research and the Centre for Arts, Culture and Communication. There is also a PhD programme entitled ‘The study of education and didactic practices’. From 2017, the faculty will offer a five-year teacher training programme in which English will be one of the core master’s subjects.

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