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Wed Jan 10 2001

Jobs: Orality, Grammar: Lecturer at Vrije U

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  1. Prof. J.L.Mackenzie, Orality, Grammar: Lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Message 1: Orality, Grammar: Lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 9 Jan 2001 10:58:55 -0000
From: Prof. J.L.Mackenzie <>
Subject: Orality, Grammar: Lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rank of Job: University Lecturer
Areas Required: Oral skills, grammar
Other Desired Areas: Grammar of the spoken language
University or Organization: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Department: English Language and Culture
State or Province: North-Holland
Country: Netherlands
Final Date of Application: 22 January 2001
Contact: Prof. J.L. Mackenzie

Address for Applications:
Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105
North-Holland NL-1081 HV

Lecturer in English Language (70% [3� days per week]) 

Vacancy number 1308.2000416 

The Faculty of Arts wishes to appoint a lecturer to the Department of
English Language. This department provides tuition in English
linguistics and English proficiency for the Faculty's degrees in
English Language and Culture and in Communication and Information
Sciences. The department is characterized by a thorough-going
integration of theory and practice. It focuses on functional
linguistics, text and genre analysis, the relation between language
and gender, and medieval language and literature. The department
currently wishes to develop a new focus on the linguistic
investigation of orality, for example the grammatical analysis of the
spoken word.


In agreement with the Chair of English Lanaguage, you will teach
aspects of English linguistics and proficiency, initially
concentrating on oral skills and grammar. The Faculty has a so-called
matrix structure, which means that you may be teaching on more than
one degree course. You may also be asked to supervise dissertations.

You will be expected to contribute to the Faculty's research in
linguistics, in the focus group `The Shape of Language: the principles
underlying language and language use'; your speciality will preferably
be in the area of the linguistic study of orality. You will also be
expected to carry out certain administrative tasks. 


Doctorate in English Language, General Linguistics or Applied
Linguistics. An excellent command of English, both written and
spoken. A thorough knowledge of one or more English-speaking
communities. A teaching specialism in oral skills and grammar,
including familiarity with the appropriate didactic principles and
relevant ICT applications. A research specialism in orality and
language structure, or a willingness to address this area in your
research. The ability to work in a team.

Special remarks:

The position is composed of two parts. The teaching part amounts to
50% of a full position; the research part to 20%. The contract will be
initially for two years; thereafter tenure is available. A
non-Dutch-speaking candidate will be expected to have acquired Dutch
within two years of appointment. There is a possibility that this
position will be expanded in the foreseeable future.


In keeping with the salary regulations for academic staff, the maximum
salary for full-time appointment is NLG 8769 per month (before tax and
other deductions; salary scale 12).


Further particulars are available from Prof J.L. Mackenzie, Chair of
English Language (tel. 0031-6-27154311; email

Written applications, mentioning the vacancy number on the top left
corner of the envelope and including a curriculum vitae, should be
addressed within fourteen days of the appearance of this advertisement

Dr. B. Weltens, Director, Faculty of Letters, Vrije Universiteit, De
Boelelaan 1105, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

You may also apply by e-mail to
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