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LINGUIST List 20.3607

Sun Oct 25 2009

Jobs: Disc Analysis; Corpus Ling: Two Tenure-Track Positions, Tilburg U

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        1.    Alfons Maes, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Two Tenure-Track Positions, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Message 1: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Two Tenure-Track Positions, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Date: 25-Oct-2009
From: Alfons Maes <maesuvt.nl>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: Two Tenure-Track Positions, 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: Assistant 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 two tenure-track positions:
- 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 (50% research and 50%
- 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

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 tenure track positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job
ranking system (UFO) as "universitair docent" in salary scale 11 with a
starting salary of 3.195 Euros,-- gross per month on a fulltime basis,
entailing a 5 year period, divided into 2 separate contracts, starting with
a two-year contract. Upon a positive evaluation of teaching activities
within the first 2 years, it leads to an extension of the tenure track with
3 more years. After 4 years of employment, a dual evaluation will take
place on quality of the candidate (teaching and research) and on the
financial long term plan of the faculty and the department. Upon a positive
outcome of the dual evaluation, the candidate will be offered a permanent
position. Evaluation criteria will be discussed and will become an integral
part of the contract.

For more information on this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Alfons
Maes, head of department, at the email address or phone 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 500.09.32.

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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