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Job Announcement: VU University Amsterdam

Dutch; English; Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Full Professor, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Employer: VU University Amsterdam

Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Title: Professor Language and Communication
Rank: Full Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Specialty: Dutch
LL Issue: 24.291
Date Submitted: 15-Jan-2013
Job Description: The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill the following vacancy as of 1 September 2013:

Professor of Language and Communication f/m
For 1,0 fte (both men and women are encouraged to apply)

The Faculty of Arts of VU University Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam’s burgeoning Zuidas district, is a dynamic faculty with expertise in the areas of language, communication, art, culture and history. The teaching we provide in our degree programmes covers the full breadth of the disciplines involved while offering unique opportunities for truly in-depth, focused study. Our research is firmly embedded in the university’s various interfaculty research institutes. In addition, the faculty is a real innovator in the field of social entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer.

Job Description:
The prospective professor will be responsible for developing, coordinating and providing education in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Communication and Information Sciences. He or she will also coordinate and/or run research projects focusing on the effectiveness of language and communication processes
Application Deadline: 28-Jan-2013
Application Address: A.W.  Mulder , Director of Operations
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Arts
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam    1081HV
Application URL: http://www.vu.nl/en/employment/vacancies/2012/1.2012.00333.asp
Contact Information: Prof. Dr. Martine  Coene
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