Vacant position: Visiting Lecturer in Icelandic

The Department for Northern European Studies at the Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin announces with effect from 1 October 2017 the position of


Lektor/Lektorin für Isländisch – Visiting Lecturer in Icelandic


with 50 % part-time employment and an increase of 30 % for a period of 3 years, with a possibility of extension of the increase for 2 years (according to German Entgeltgruppe TV-L HU E13).


The successful candidate will:

– independently conceptualize and develop courses for university-level Icelandic language instruction at a variety of levels for the B.A. and M.A. programs;

– teach an average total of 13 hours (with 80 % employment) of instruction per week each semester including linguistically informed and comparative Icelandic language instruction, introductions to Old Norse, as well as Icelandic literary and cultural studies;

– organize student excursions;

– procure literature and assist with other library tasks;

– assist in adminstrative duties.



– a completed university degree with a major degree in Icelandic Studies, including at least a partial focus on linguistics;

– an advanced level of German language skills;

– preferably native-speaker of Icelandic;

– proof of didactic competency;

– at least two years of full-time experience teaching a foreign language or equivalent experience;

– experience in university-level instruction and research;

– commitment to promoting Icelandic culture in Berlin.


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin aspires to increase the proportion of women participating in research and education and encourages qualified female candidates to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualification. Applications from individuals with an immigrant background are particularly welcome.


Applications including the customary documents (CV, presentation of academic carrier, lists of publications and courses taught, copies of relevant transcripts and degrees acquired) should be sent to Úlfar Bragason, Research Professor, Head of Department

Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, International Department, Sigurður Nordal Office, P.O. Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, Iceland by June 15, 2017.

As we are unable to return your application, we ask you to not include any original documents with your application.



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