LINGUIST List 13.1257

Mon May 6 2002

Jobs: Romance Languages, Ling: Prof, U/Amsterdam

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  1. Mr H.A.(Hotze) Mulder, Romance Ling: full prof, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Message 1: Romance Ling: full prof, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: 6 May 2002 08:33:13 -0000
From: Mr H.A.(Hotze) Mulder <>
Subject: Romance Ling: full prof, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rank of Job: full professor
Areas Required: Romance linguistics
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Department: Faculty of Humanities
State or Province: NL
Country: The Netherlands
Final Date of Application: 27 May 2002
Contact: Mr H.A. (Hotze) Mulder

Address for Applications:
Faculteitsbureau, Spuistraat 210
NL 1012 VT
The Netherlands

The Faculty of Humanities is one of the largest faculties at the
Universiteit van Amsterdam. It has six teaching departments or
'institutes': History and Regional Studies, Art and Culture, Dutch
Studies, Language and Literature, Theology and Religious Studies, and
Philosophy. The faculty is closely involved in the cultural and social
life of the local community, is a leading research organisation and
offers a wide range of courses. It has links with numerous cultural
institutions in Amsterdam and its teaching and research bodies are
well-known and respected internationally. This diversity demands a
flexible approach to the organisation of teaching, research and human
resources, allowing scope for personal initiative and development.

The Department of Language and Literature now has a vacancy for a

vacancy number 9150

job description
The activities of the Romance Linguistics section focus on teaching
and research in the fields of French, Italian and Spanish linguistics
and comparative Romance linguistics. The section teaches parts of the
Master's level first-degree courses in French Language and Culture,
Italian Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Culture. The
linguistic research currently undertaken within the faculty is
generally marked by a strong data orientation based on clearly defined
theoretical principles. The new professor will be responsible for the
section and will perform duties relating to both teaching and
research. S/he will also contribute to the administration of the
faculty at departmental, institute and faculty level.


- a doctorate in a relevant field, a specialisation in one of the
aforementioned Romance languages and, preferably, thorough knowledge
and experience in the field of comparative Romance linguis-tics
- international stature in the field
- willingness to teach outside as well as in the immediate field 
- wide experience of university teaching and of supervising doctoral
and other students
- teaching and educational skills of a high order and the ability to
teach in both Dutch and English
- capacity to recruit indirect government and private sector funding
- strong leadership and organisational abilities 
- capacity to undertake administrative responsibilities within the
section, the department, teaching and research institutes and the

The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of
no more than two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will
be followed by a permanent appointment. The fulltime gross salary will
be in accordance with professorial scale A (between 4264 and 6222
Euros per month). The selection procedure will involve both a trial
public lecture and testing by an independent assessment centre.

further information
Please contact Mr H.A. Mulder, Secretary of the Faculty, tel.
020-5253066, fax 020-5253580, e-mail Possible
candidates are advised to request the detailed job profile.

applications procedure
Applications must be submitted by 27 May 2002. The top left-hand
corner of the envelop should be marked with the vacancy number and the
words "strictly confidential". The application, accompanied by a
curriculum vitae and list of publications, must be addressed to the
secretary of the selection committee, Mr H.A. Mulder, Faculty Office,
Faculty of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210,
1012 VT Amsterdam.
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