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Instructor of Scandinavian Literature and Culture

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a full-time instructor of Scandinavian literature and culture. Three-year appointment with possibility of renewal, starting August 2020. 

Who We Are

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, PhD), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our website.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

A strong generalist background is required, with ability to teach core curriculum courses in English on topics including Icelandic sagas, the Vikings, mythology, and the cultures of the Nordic region.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • M.A. in Scandinavian Studies or a closely related field
  • At least one year of college-level teaching experience, which may be attained during graduate study. 
  • Native or near-native proficiency in one of the Nordic languages expected.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation immediately. 

Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Karen Hawley

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.