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Sun Oct 25 2009

Jobs: Disc Analysis; Socioling; Text/Corpus Ling: Assoc Prof, Tilburg U

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        1.    Alfons Maes, Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Associate Professor, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Message 1: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Associate Professor, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Date: 23-Oct-2009
From: Alfons Maes <maesuvt.nl>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Associate Professor, Tilburg University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Tilburg University
Department: Communication and Information Sciences
Job Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/dci/
Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


We invite candidates with the following areas of interest and expertise
(and their interplay) to apply for an Associate Professor position:
- discourse (e.g., document design, multimodality, text analysis,
stylistics, pragmatics)
- communication (e.g., non verbal aspects, emotion, learning, training,
business communication)
- web science (e.g., text analytics, user interface design, discourse
modeling, opinion mining, subjectivity/sentiment classification, stylometrics)

The tasks cover research, teaching and management (35% research and 65%
teaching and management)
- Teaching and developing courses (in Dutch or English) in the Bachelor and
(Research) Master programme of Communication and Information Sciences
(CIW), particularly in the tracks Business Communication and Digital Media
(BDM) and Text and Communication (TC). See
- Carrying out research in the research programmes of the department
- Supervising Bachelor and Master theses
- Carrying out managerial and organizational tasks, on the level of the
department and the faculty
- Initiatives in acquiring external research funds

Candidates must hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines: discourse
studies, linguistics, communication and information science, cognitive
science, business communication, psychology, sociology or another relevant

- Experience in developing and teaching Bachelor and (Research) Master courses
- Familiarity with new media as a means of communication, a didactic tool
and a research tool
- Sound knowledge of and experience with quantitative methods and research
techniques, and statistical data analysis
- Expertise in setting up, conducting, and analysing experiments
(preferably eyetracking) with the use of software tools (such as E-Prime,
NESU, Presentation, Experiment Builder, etc.)
- Relevant research experience, as evidenced through a significant
publication record in high-ranking (international) journals
- Associate Professor candidates have more academic experience, i.e., an
excellent publication record, recognition as excellent researcher in the
field, successful record in acquiring project grants and contract research,
academic management skills

Terms of employment
Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering
excellent terms of employment. The collective labor agreement of Tilburg
University applies. In specific cases, overseas candidates may apply for a
tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary.

The Associate Professor candidate will be ranked in the Dutch university
job ranking system (UFO) as "universitair hoofddocent" in salary scale 13
with a starting salary of minimally 4.428 Euros,-- gross per month on a
fulltime basis. The selected candidate will start on a two-year contract,
to be concluded by an evaluation. Upon a positive outcome of the
evaluation, the candidate will be offered a permanent (tenured) position.

For more information on this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Alfons
Maes, head of department, at the email address or telephone number below.

Applications, including a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae, should be
sent before the application deadline by email or regular mail to the
addresses below. In your letter, please refer to the vacancy code 500.09.31.

It is the policy of the university to increase the number of women
employed. Also members of ethnic minority groups and people with
disabilities are expressly invited to apply.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources, attn: Mr. P. van Balen
Tilburg School of Humanities, Room D302
Tilburg University
P.O. Box 90153
NL-5000 LE Tilburg
Email Address for Applications: solliciterenGWuvt.nl
Web Address for Applications: http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/vacancies/
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Alfons Maes
Email: maesuvt.nl
Phone: +31 13 466 2058

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