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LINGUIST List 23.1720

Tue Apr 03 2012

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden

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Date: 03-Apr-2012
From: R.T. Grifftiths <r.t.griffithshum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden, Den Haag, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Universiteit Leiden
Department: International Studies
Job Location: Den Haag, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.leidenuniv.nl
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Use; Intercultural Communication

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)


The lecturers will be expected to play an active role in the development
and teaching of a new degree programme, the BA in International
Studies, offered at the Campus The Hague of Leiden University, by the
Faculty of Humanities. Teaching duties cover a broad range of tutorials
with the courses offered in the degree programme. Students will be
taught in mixed groups with specialized interests in all of the regions
and disciplines represented in the degree. In addition, the lecturers will
mark and assess student assignments and exams, supervise student
papers and theses, organize extra-curricular activities, carry out
pastoral duties, and contribute to the administration of the programme.
The lecturers are expected to be able and willing to teach and
supervise beyond their own specialization. In time, the lecturers also
will be given the opportunity to take full responsibility for one or more
courses in the degree.

Depending on their disciplinary orientation and regional specialization,
successful candidates will be appointed in one of the following
institutes of the Faculty of Humanities: History, Area Studies, Cultural
Disciplines, and Linguistics. Teaching will be primary, but the lecturers
will also be expected to engage in original research and apply for
research funding relevant to International Studies. Applicants should
indicate in the covering letter of their application which of the institutes
best fits their own expertise and interests.

Candidates should have a PhD in linguistics with a specialization in one
of the branches of sociolinguistics in the broad sense: society and
language use, culture and language use (including anthropological
linguistics) cross-cultural and intercultural communication, public
discourse, etc. The research of the lecturer should fit into the research
programme Language Diversity in the World. The successful applicant
will be a member of the research group Language Description and
Language Use.

Application Requirements:
- Recent Ph.D. in hand or a confirmed final examination (viva, oral
defense) date before the start of the appointment;
- Formal training and expertise in the humanities or the social
sciences, including but not limited to history, area studies, political
science and international relations, economics, cultural and social
disciplines, linguistics or related disciplines, and openness to
interdisciplinary work;
- Comparative international outlook;
- Regional specialization is open;
- Preferable experience in teaching and supervision;
- Near-native speaker of English;
- Non-Dutch speaking individuals will be expected to learn Dutch within
two years;
- Leiden University requires staff to obtain the Basic Teaching
Qualification (BKO). In case the successful applicant does not possess
this qualification or its equivalent, the Institute will offer support in
obtaining it.

The appointments is for 38 hours per week in temporary employment
for one year, to be extended for the remaining two years upon positive
evaluation, with the possibility of extension thereafter. The position
corresponds to the position of University Lecturer in the University
system of job profiles (UFO).

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2012

Email Address for Applications: vacaturesIShum.leidenuniv.nl
Web Address for Applications: http://vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-080-university-lecturers-international-studies.html
Contact Information:
Prof. dr. R.T. Grifftiths
Email: r.t.griffithshum.leidenuniv.nl

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