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Professor in English language
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a professorship in English language for a fixed-term contract (1 March 2024 – 31 December 2026). The professorship is based in the Department of Languages. The University of Helsinki is internationally known for active research in the field of English. The members of the English unit teach and carry out research on the special characteristics of modern English, as well as the historical evolution of the English language from its early stages to its current status as a lingua franca, as well as the literature of English-speaking regions from the 16th century to the present. The spectrum of research topics is wide, and the Unit is home to several ongoing research projects. The duties of a professor include: carrying out and supervising scholarly research on English linguistics, providing teaching based on their research, following developments in research, engaging with the public on the subject and cooperating with international colleagues in the field. The professor is also expected to undertake various administrative tasks within the university community. The deadline for applications is 16 October 2023 (at 23.59 EET). See the link for further information.