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Dutch & Discourse Analysis: PhD Student, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Message 1: Dutch & Discourse Analysis: PhD Student, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
From: Gerard Steen <gj.steenlet.vu.nl>
Subject: Dutch & Discourse Analysis: PhD Student, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: VU University Amsterdam
Department: Language and Communication
Web Address: http://www.vu.nl/en/about-vu-amsterdam/job-vacancies/index.asp
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis
Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
One Ph.D. position, research on Language, Cognition, and Communication,
CAMeRA-Project 'Therapy in new media: a study of recipient design'
From 1 January 2009
Vacancy number 1.2008.00367
The focus group Language, Cognition, Communication in the Faculty of Arts of VU
University is one of the central research groups of the faculty, with some 30
researchers. The group does interdisciplinary research into effective
communication in several languages (Dutch, English, French, German),
particularly in institutional settings. Special attention is paid to the use of
various media, with the new, digital media exhibiting an innovative effect on
the research. Our research into language, cognition, and communication is
situated in the new interfaculty research institute CAMeRA (Centre for Advanced
Media Research Amsterdam). Founded in 2007, CAMeRA is an ambitious collaborative
project between the faculties of Arts (Linguistics), Social Sciences
(Communication Science), Exact Sciences (Computer Science), and Psychology. In
the framework of this innovation process we have one vacancy for a Ph.D. student.
VU University Amsterdam has a vacancy for a Ph.D. student to carry out the
following project: 'Therapy in new media: a study of recipient design'. The aim
of this project is to try and gain further insight into how the assumed
effectiveness of communication is designed textually and linguistically. It
analyses recipient design in 'pre-programmed' texts (such as websites and
automated emails) and interactional texts (such as telephone or email). The
study complements a project carried out by the Department of Clinical Psychology.
The project is funded by the VU research institute CAMeRA (Center for Advanced
Media Research Amsterdam) and will be carried out in the Department of Language
and Communication (Faculty of Arts) in cooperation with the Department of
Clinical Psychology (Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy).
Analysing patterns in recipient design in various genres (pre-programmed and
interactional) that are drawn upon by participants in online therapy.
- M.A. or M.Phil. degree in Linguistics, Communication Science, or related field;
- (near) native Dutch language skills at start of project (the data to be
analyzed is Dutch);
- Background in conversation analysis and familiarity with other forms of
discourse analysis is preferred;
- Excellent writing skills in both Dutch and English;
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
The position is for 12 months at first and, following positive evaluation, may
be prolonged with a further 36 months. Preferred starting date is 1 February
2009 or soon after.
The gross salary will start at 2.042, - per month in the first year, up to a
maximum of 2.612, - in the fourth year. For benefits please see
More information can be obtained from Prof. dr. W. Spooren, tel. 020 59 86572
(see contact information below).
Applications can be sent by regular mail to Dr G.J.M. Nijsten at the address
provided below, or by e-mail to vacaturelet.vu.nl. Applications should include
the vacancy number on letter and envelope, or in the header of the email message.
Applications Deadline: 15-Dec-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr. G.J.M. Nijsten
Faculty of Arts
VU University, De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam 1081 HV
Prof. Dr. Wilbert Spooren
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