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Call for Proposals 

Submitted by Jessica M Larsen on March 21, 2013 - 11:34am


The John Phillip Morgridge Visiting Lecturer

in Norwegian Studies

University of Washington

Department of Scandinavian Studies


Spring Quarter 2014

The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington is pleased to announce an opportunity for teachers and scholars of Norwegian studies in the humanities and social sciences to teach quarter-long (10-week) courses on Norway, its life and culture at the University of Washington, Seattle, March 16-June 15, 2014.

Interested applicants possessing native or near-native Norwegian language proficiency who have earned a Ph.D. or MA degree (or equivalent), including advanced graduate students in any field within the humanities or social sciences, as well as established scholars who wish to combine the appointment with a sabbatical leave, are eligible to apply.  Proposals from applicants in the Nordic countries and North America are welcome.  The proposed course, or courses, should be on the undergraduate level  (lower or upper division) and should appeal broadly while focusing on some aspect of Norway and Norwegian life and society. Courses proposed should have 40-50 student contact hours over a period of 10 weeks. The UW academic year consists of three 10-week quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) and a Summer Quarter.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Travel to/from Seattle is included along with an additional supplement to help pay for housing.

The University of Washington Department of Scandinavian Studies currently offers undergraduate and graduate studies in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Old Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Scandinavian Area Studies and Baltic studies. Courses include topics in languages, literature, history, politics, folklore, cinema and society. 

The Department of Scandinavian Studies website is:      Inquiries by email  should be directed to Professor Terje Leiren ( ) at the University of Washington.

Course proposals, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to

The John Phillip Morgridge Lectureship

Department of Scandinavian Studies

University of Washington

318 Raitt Hall,  Box 353420

Seattle, WA 98195-3420



The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2013.

Call for Proposals (PDF)