Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

The Centennial Campaign for Scandinavian Studies

  • The Centennial Campaign for Scandinavian Studies seeks to assure the future economic viability of the leading publication in its field, and of the Society itself, by soliciting gifts from major donors, matching grants from national agencies, and special donations from individual SASS members. SASS members, please click here to make a tax-deductible donation as often as you wish. The same link will also enable you to make donations to the SASS fund for student travel. For more information about the either the Centennial Campaign or the student travel fund, please contact secretary-treasurer Richard Jensen,

Translation Prize
Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:39

Schoolfield Translation Prize

To honor George C. Schoolfield, Emeritus Professor of German and Scandinavian at Yale University and one of our organization’s most esteemed members, SASS is collaborating with The American-Scandinavian Foundation to offer a special, one-time translation prize in his name. Professor Schoolfield served on the ASF board and chaired its translation prize jury for many years. He was remembered in a special session at the SAASS-AABS meeting at Yale in March, which he attended. This gift represents a more tangible honor.
Funding for the prize will be provided by SASS and its individual members. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! To contribute to this special Schoolfield Prize:

  1. Go to the Scandinavian Studies web page.
  2. Click on the link “Renew an Individual Membership or Subscription."
  3. Enter your ID or request a search for your ID.· Within the “Rate Card” rubric enter the amount you intend to contribute to the “George Schoolfield Translation Prize.”
  4. Click on “Continue,” and provide the payment information requested.


Norwegian position: UW-Madison
Monday, 14 April 2014 07:09

Assistant Professor opening at UW-Madison

Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. or equivalent in the study of the literature and cultures of Norway. Candidate should possess near-native fluency in Norwegian, a general knowledge of pan-Scandinavian literature and cultural history, as well as a detailed knowledge of Norwegian literature. Expertise in modern Norwegian literature is highly desirable, and a knowledge of the Norwegian diaspora is also welcome. Documented evidence of teaching excellence required.

Principal duties: Candidate will be expected to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students in Scandinavian literature and culture and Norwegian language; conduct scholarly research in area of expertise; and perform university and community service as appropriate.

Applications are to be submitted in hard copy, including a letter of intent, a current C.V., a writing sample, and a teaching dossier to Kirsten Wolf, Department of Scandinavian Studies,

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2014. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover by the October 1, 2014 deadline. For further information call +608-262-2090.

EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Note: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

St Olaf College
Monday, 17 February 2014 20:11

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Norwegian

Term Position - 2014-15


The Norwegian Department at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN announces a part-time one-year position in Norwegian at the level of instructor or Assistant Professor for 2014-2015.  Teaching responsibilities include Norwegian language courses at the first and second semester level.  The load would be either two courses in the fall plus one course in the spring, or three courses in the fall only.  The Norwegian department encourages a collaborative approach with cooperation among those teaching different sections of the same level.  It also sponsors an active program outside the classroom, and faculty members participate in extra-curricular activities such as the Norwegian Christmas service, 17. mai celebration, weekly conversation table (in rotation), and other departmental events.



A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three current references.  Please submit a 2-minute audio recording speaking unrehearsed standard Bokmål to Margaret Hayford O’Leary by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All applicants must submit application materials on the St. Olaf College Human Resources website at

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014.  We will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Description: liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.  The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.


News & Notes 41.1 Now Available
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 01:00

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Monday, 09 September 2013 01:00

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