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Norwegian language instructor needed
Posted on: April 12, 2019

The University of Minnesota expect to have an opening for a Norwegian instructor next year, beginning fall semester. Preference will be given to applications received by April 22, 2019. See below for complete posting:

Finnish, Norwegian, or Swedish Lecturers or Teaching Specialists Needed

The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch of the University of Minnesota anticipates openings for teaching Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish beginning fall 2019, mostly for language skills courses. If interested and qualified, please apply to our open search. (Applications to teach German or Dutch are also accepted, in case a need arises in those subjects.) Priority will be given to applications received by April 22, 2019, but applicants may be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year.


M.A. degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in the relevant language, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. Native or near native fluency in the relevant language and English. Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching and program development. For Scandinavian or Dutch: One year of teaching experience. For German: Two years of postsecondary experience teaching German language.


Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in the relevant language, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. A strong background (e.g., coursework, publications) in foreign language education, second language acquisition, or technology-enhanced teaching is preferred. Positive evaluations from students, peers and/or supervisors. For Scandinavian or Dutch: Two years of postsecondary experience teaching the relevant language.

Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting classes, holding office hours to assist and advise students, turning in grades in a timely manner, responding to student and department inquiries, participating in relevant training and meetings, and turning in student evaluations. Some language sections will require working with video-conferencing technology so that students can participate remotely. Participation in Orientation Week beginning August 26 is required for fall positions. Continued personal growth within the profession, keeping current with the field and broadening knowledge and expertise, is expected. Teaching one course per semester is 34%; teaching two courses per semester is 68%, teaching two courses and assisting with another course is 84%, teaching three courses per semester is 100%.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for a position, please go to click the appropriate button, search for 329877, and then click the arrow to the right of the job. Click the green Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. This posting requires that you upload a teaching dossier.

Two letters of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to

This position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by April 22, 2019

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Honorary Consul Eivind J. Heiberg
Eivind J. Heiberg is Honorary Consul in Minneapolis

Eivind J. Heiberg is the Honorary Consul in Minneapolis