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,

call for streams 2015
Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:02

Call for Streams for SASS 2015 in Columbus, Ohio

The Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study in 2015 will be held at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on May 7-9. In keeping with the past few SASS conferences, this conference will feature a variety of thematic streams, which are designed to cluster papers and sessions dealing with similar topics. Since the streams will need to be established before the main Call For Papers goes out in August, we give you the first part of the summer to develop the ideas and necessary collaborations. Once stream topics have been established, they will be included in the CFP and conference participants will then be encouraged to consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or panel within one of the streams as a way of fostering interdisciplinary discussion. The conference organizers invite the submission of additional stream proposals by July 1, 2014 to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

German and Scandinavian Studies -Augustana College
Monday, 31 March 2014 17:58

German and Scandinavian Studies -Augustana College invites applications for a one-year Fellowship which is renewable for up to two years, beginning August 2014.  It is expected that the person in this position will teach Swedish language courses and topics-courses in translation in German Studies and Scandinavian Studies. Candidates with experience in teaching courses in German language are preferred.  Candidates should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and professional growth, and will be expected to actively participate in service to the department and the college. Ph.D. is preferred but ABD will be considered. Augustana College is on a trimester calendar with three terms each year. The standard teaching load is seven 3-credit courses per year.


Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents.  Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.  Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website:

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness or summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #123-14 German/Scan Committee,  C/O Margaret Farrar, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Questions should be directed to, Emil Kramer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Review of applications will begin April 15, 2014.

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.


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