LINGUIST List 22.4613

Fri Nov 18 2011

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Full Professor, University of Amsterdam

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        1.     Henk van der Liet , Language Acquisition: Full Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Message 1: Language Acquisition: Full Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 17-Nov-2011
From: Henk van der Liet <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Full Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam Department: Language and Literature Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research witha strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field oflanguage and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Facultymaintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. There arealmost 1,000 employees affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 8,000students.

The Faculty of Humanities consists of six departments: History,Archaeology and Area Studies; Art, Religion and Cultural Sciences; MediaStudies; Dutch Studies; Language and Literature; and Philosophy. Eachdepartment is made up of work pools comprising one or more professorsand a number of other academic staff working in the relevant field.The Language and Literature department is made up of eight work pools,which currently employ a total of over 75 fte.

The Language and Literature department has a vacancy for a:

Professor of Language Acquisition1.0 FTEvacancy number W11-218

The chairs of Second Language Acquisition (prof. J.H. Hulstijn) andPsycholinguistics and Language Pathology (prof. A.E. Baker) will bemerged into one new chair of Language Acquisition, followingdevelopments in the field.

Tasks:The chair in Language Acquisition comprises teaching and research in thearea of language acquisition in a multilingual context, with a potentialspecialization in second language acquisition, early child bilingualism,specific language impairment in a multilingual context, and related areas.The study programme is mainly centred around Bachelor's and Master'sprogrammes on specific languages offered by the faculty, as well as theprogramme in general linguistics. The professor will also participate inresearch Master programmes and other overarching curricular subjects thatare not related to any particular language (for the curriculum, please seethe UvA's digital course catalogue: TheFaculty's BA programmes are taught within the College of Humanities,while MA and doctorate programmes are administered within the GraduateSchool for Humanities.

Research focuses on the study of Language Acquisition and is conductedat Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC). Indefining its research programme for the period 2009-2012, the Faculty hasidentified three research priority areas: Cultural Heritage and Identities,Cultural Transformations and Globalisation, and the interfaculty area ofCognitive Modelling and Learning. For further information about the Facultyresearch programme, please see:

Further information:For further details, interested parties should contact the secretary of theselection committee, mrs. A.S.P.M. Peters, +31 (0)20 525 4428,

Appointment:The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of no morethan two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed bya permanent appointment. The gross salary will normally conform toprofessorial scale 2 (between EUR 4,904 and EUR 7,142 per monthbefore tax on a full-time basis in accordance with the salary scaleestablished in January 2009). In certain cases, however, different terms ofemployment may be offered.

For the full text of the vacancy, visit the ACLC website: under Vacancies.

Application Deadline: 12-Dec-2011 Mailing Address for Applications:
prof.dr Jan Willem van Henten Spuistraat 210 Amsterdam 1012 VT Netherlands Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
prof.dr Henk van der Liet Email: Phone: 0031205254664

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