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Thu Apr 12 2012

Jobs: Linguistics of South America, Amerindian Langs: Lecturer, U Leiden

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Date: 11-Apr-2012
From: Eithne Carlin <e.b.carlinhum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Linguistics of South America, Amerindian Languages: Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Universiteit Leiden
Department: LUCL
Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.leidenuniv.nl
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology; Linguistics of South America; Amerindian Languages


The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics invites applications for a
0.8 fte Lectureship in Linguistics and Languages of South America.
Initial appointment will be fixed-term from September 2012 through
August 2014, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years,
and of tenure thereafter.


- Original research involving primary sources and fieldwork as
- Production of high-quality peer-reviewed publications.
- Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and
seminar formats.
- Teaching a structure course in at least one Amerindian language of
South America.
- Supervision of BA and MA theses.
- Supervision of PhD research.
- Development of research objectives and proposals for own and/or
joint research including research funding proposals.
- Administrative duties.
- Representation of the field to external audiences and media.


- Ph.D in Linguistics.
- Excellent research track record in Amerindian Languages and
Linguistics of South America, demonstrable in publications.
- Background in typology and general linguistics demonstrable in
- A broad knowledge of the Amerindian languages of South
- Additionally, knowledge of one of the major Amerindian languages
of South America e.g. Guaraní, Quechuas is desirable.
- An informed understanding of current issues and debates in
linguistics related to the Amerindian languages of South America.
- Good command of English.
- Preferably a good command of Dutch. If not Dutch-speaking, the
lecturer is expected to have acquired a good command of Dutch
within two years from taking up duties.
- Evidence of good organisational skills.
- Commitment to the acquisition of research funding from national
and international funding agencies.
- Good networking abilities in South America and beyond are

Upon appointment, depending on experience to date, the Lecturer
may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching
skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs),
successful completion of which is a condition for extensions and

The rank of lecturer (Universitair Docent) corresponds roughly to that
of assistant professor in North-American terms. Salary range: from €
3195 to € 4970 per month, commensurate with qualifications, with
additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from
outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they
are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to

Applications should be in English, and be submitted to the South
America Linguistics Search Committee at
vacaturesluclhum.leidenuniv.nl, with the items listed below
included in *one* PDF document named "Family Name - Given
name - 12-091". Including:

- A motivation letter including a vision of future directions of research
in the languages of South America.

- A CV listing education and employment history, publications,
courses taught, grants and awards, etc.

- A statement of teaching philosophy.

- Sample course outlines.

- Teaching evaluations (in a separate document if inclusion in the
PDF is technically cumbersome).

- Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no
reference letters).

For more information, please visit the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 16-May-2012

Email Address for Applications: vacaturesluclhum.leidenuniv.nl
Web Address for Applications: http://www.vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-091-lectureship-in-linguistics-of-south-america-and-amerindian-languages.html
Contact Information:
Dr. Eithne Carlin
Email: e.b.carlinhum.leidenuniv.nl

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