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LINGUIST List 20.3111

Tue Sep 15 2009

Jobs: Discourse, Cognition & Communication: Research Prof, Utrecht Uni

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        1.    M. Bonenkamp, Discourse, Cognition & Communication: Research Professor, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Message 1: Discourse, Cognition & Communication: Research Professor, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Date: 15-Sep-2009
From: M. Bonenkamp <LOTuu.nl>
Subject: Discourse, Cognition & Communication: Research Professor, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Utrecht University
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Job Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.uu.nl/EN/faculties/Humanities/Pages/default.aspx
Job Rank: Research professor

Specialty Areas: Discourse, Cognition and Communication


The Utrecht University Faculty of Humanities currently has a vacancy for a
research professor of Discourse, Cognition and Communication (1,0 fte).

Your research and teaching will concentrate on the domain of Language and
Communication, which focuses on the study of form and function of language
use. It will be your responsibility to initiate and conduct innovative
research for the Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS, in particular in the
groups Discourse Representation and Processing and Readability and
Comprehension. You will raise external research funding, you will supervise
PhD students and direct research projects.

You will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. At the
undergraduate level, your teaching primarily concerns the programs Dutch
Language and Culture, Communication and Information Sciences. At the
graduate level, teaching primarily concerns the MA-programme Communication
Studies and the Research Master programme in Linguistics. You will be
expected to establish and maintain connections with colleagues within and
beyond the faculty, both nationally and internationally. You will perform
administrative and organizational duties at various levels within the
Faculty of Humanities.

The candidate we are looking for is a linguist, cognitive scientist or
communication specialist, with a strong interdisciplinary background,
expertise and research ambition.
• You are experienced in empirical research on language use and
communication in discourse.
• You hold a PhD and have published extensively and internationally
in the field.
• You have been successful in acquiring funds and in directing
research projects.
• You have shown the ability to develop your own innovative line of
• You have an international orientation.
• You are able to initiate and maintain a network of international
and interdisciplinary connections.
• You have a broad experience in developing and teaching academic
• You are in command of the Dutch language, or will undertake to
acquire this command within two years.

Terms of employment
This research professorship concerns an appointment for a period of five
years; after that, and depending on a positive assessment, a permanent
position may be obtained. The position is full time (1,0 fte). Dependent
upon knowledge and experience a minimum of 4,904.- and a maximum of €
7,142.- gross per month for a full time appointment (Dutch university
professor scale 2).
Further details

The job profile is available from the personnel department, e-mail
For further information, contact Prof Dr T.J.M. Sanders; telephone +31 30
253 6080, e-mail t.j.m.sandersuu.nl.

Please send your application, accompanied by a CV and before September
19, 2009, to the address below, mentioning reference 68921, or by e-mail to
the e-mail address below.

The application procedure may include a trial lecture, a research plan
and/or an assessment. Interviews with selected candidates will take place
in week 46.

Application Deadline: 19-Sep-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Personnel Department
Faculty of Humanities
attn. Ms M. Kluver
Kromme Nieuwegrach 46
3512 HJ Utrecht
Email Address for Applications: Humanitiesjobs.gwuu.nl
Contact Information:
Ms M. Kluver
Email: Humanitiesjobs.gwuu.nl

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