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Wed May 05 2010

Jobs: Socioling; Lang Variation: Lecturer, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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        1.    Jolanda Oosterheert, English; Sociolinguistics; Language Variation: Lecturer, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: English; Sociolinguistics; Language Variation: Lecturer, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 04-May-2010
From: Jolanda Oosterheert <>
Subject: English; Sociolinguistics; Language Variation: Lecturer, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Department: English Language and Culture Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Variation

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is a large dynamicfaculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. With 19 Bachelor's degreeprogrammes and more than 35 Master's degree programmes, the faculty focuseson the study of the languages, cultures and history of Europe, theMediterranean area and the North American continent. The Department ofEnglish Language and Culture is responsible for the Bachelor and Master'sprogrammes in English Language and Culture as well as for Englishproficiency Minors in other departments of the Faculty of Arts. TheDepartment also offers the Master specialization Writing, Editing andMediating.

The Department of English language and Culture is seeking to appoint aLecturer (universitair docent) English language and linguistics (0,8 fte)(210169)

Job DescriptionThe objective of the position is to teach and conduct research in the fieldof English language and linguistics and in English language proficiency.You will contribute to the teaching across the curriculum (BA and MA) andto the evaluation of the framework and implementation of course components,including making proposals with regard to possible improvements in theteaching and/or content of these course components. You will test academicachievement, using assessment methods developed and/or approved by theuniversity's educational institute for this purpose. In addition, theduties of the successful candidate also include participation in workgroups and committees (management and administration). The supervision ofundergraduate and graduate students plays an important part in theposition. The teaching duties will be concentrated on language variation,including world varieties of English and sociolinguistics. A contributionto the Department's proficiency teaching and to modules in the MA Writing,Editing and Mediating will also be expected. The successful candidate willfurthermore be expected to contribute to research within the researchinstitute Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG). The positionof 0.8 fte comprises 0.6 fte teaching and 0.2 fte research time.

RequirementsBesides some basic competences that the University asks from theiremployees like excellent social and communicative skills, presentationskills, coaching skills and result orientation, candidates are expected to:- hold a PhD in English Language and Culture or a related field- possess native or near-native knowledge of English- possess a good knowledge of Dutch, or be willing to learn Dutch within 2years- have wide experience with various teaching methods and with studentsupervision- be able to work constructively and with collegiality in a team- have organizational qualities and communication skills- be legally eligible to work in The Netherlands.

SecondaryThe University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications andwork experience with a minimum of 3,195 Euros (salary scale 11) up to amaximum of 4,970 Euros per month (salary scale 12) for a full-timeposition. The appointment will be for a period of two years, with theprospect of renewal for a further three years, subject to appraisal in thesecond year of appointment.

Appointment commences: 16.08.2010.

Please submit in your curriculum vitae a statement on teaching and thenames of two referees.

A short lecture can be part of the selection procedure.

The university is an equal opportunities employer. As women are stillunderrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged toapply.

Application Deadline: 25-May-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. M.S. Schmid Email:

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