LINGUIST List 25.2594
Jun 17 2014
Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full
Professor, Leiden University
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Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>
From: Wim van den Doel
Subject: Applied Linguistics;
Language Acquisition: Full Professor, Leiden
University, Leiden, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Leiden
Department: Leiden University Center for
Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Job Title: Full Professorship in Second
Job Rank: Full Professor
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language
Full Professorship in Second Language
Acquisition (1.0 fte)
Vacancy Number: 14-161
Specialization is open, but we are particularly
interested in scholars whose areas of interest
include the learning and teaching of foreign
languages in secondary and tertiary education,
the relation between first and second language
acquisition, and multilingualism. Leiden
University aims to employ more women in areas
where they are underrepresented. Women are
therefore especially invited to apply.
Our new colleague will hold a dual appointment
in the Faculty of Humanities and the Graduate
School of Teaching (ICLON).
- Original research and regular dissemination
of the results through appropriate
- Teaching at undergraduate and graduate
levels, supervision of BA and MA theses, and
contributions to curriculum development.
- Supervision of PhD research.
- Acquisition of project funding (NWO, ERC,
- Administrative duties.
- Working with ICLON networks of
representatives of secondary schools in the
- Representation of the field to external
audiences and media.
- A PhD degree in a relevant field.
- A research and publication record that is
commensurate with career stage.
- Commitment to high-quality teaching practice,
and wide teaching scope in terms of
- Disciplinary expertise in linguistics,
specialist knowledge of second language
acquisition, and the ability to work from
interdisciplinary and comparative
- An excellent command of English. Most MA
programs at Leiden University are taught in
English, and English may be used in BA teaching
- If the successful applicant is not
Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a
good command of Dutch within two years from
taking up duty, for administrative and social
purposes. The University will fund her/his
Dutch training at the University’s Academic
- Upon appointment, depending on experience and
formal qualifications to date, the successful
applicant 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 favorable
assessment in work reviews.
Appointment is initially for a period of five
years from January 2015 through January 2019,
and convertible into a permanent position
thereafter on condition of good performance.
The gross monthly salary is € 5.003,- to €
7.285,- per month, commensurate with
Applications should be in English, and be
submitted to the Second Language Acquisition
Search Committee with the items listed below
included, in this order in *one* PDF document
named ‘Family name – Given name – Vacancy
- A CV including education and employment
history, publications, and courses taught.
- A letter of motivation including a personal
vision of the place of second language
acquisition in secondary and tertiary
- A research agenda with clear potential for
applications to funding bodies such as NWO and
ERC (max 2 pages).
- A teaching statement (1 page).
- Two sample course descriptions.
- Names, positions, and email addresses of
three referees (no reference letters at this
Please submit your application (with the
vacancy number mentioned in the letter of
motivation and in the subject line of the
e-mail) before August 18, 2014, to the
application email address below. Campus
interviews are tentatively planned for late
Application Deadline: 17-Aug-2014
Email Address for Applications:
Prof. Wim van den Doel
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