LINGUIST List 23.4705

Sat Nov 10 2012

Jobs: English; Pragmatics; Socioling; Syntax: Asst Prof, University of Amsterdam

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Date: 09-Nov-2012
From: Olga Fischer <>
Subject: English; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam Department: Faculty of Humanities/ACLC Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Assistant Professor in English Linguistics (in the Department of EnglishLanguage and Culture)Faculty of Humanities - Department of Language and Literature

Date of Publication:7 November 2012

Indication of Salary:€3195,- to €4970,- gross per month

Closing Date:7 December 2012

Weekly Hours:38

Vacancy Number:12-257

To strengthen its staff, the Department for Language and Literature invitesapplications for an Assistant Professor in English Linguistics (in theDepartment of English Language and Culture). The applicant should have aPh.D. in English Language, a strong background in English syntax,pragmatics and/or sociolinguistics, and experience in working with languagecorpora. The applicants will have an active research program and broadteaching experience within English language and linguistics; she/he will beexpected to teach a range of BA courses and MA course(s). The idealapplicant will have been successful in the acquisition of external funding.

Job Description:The successful candidate will teach and develop teaching activities both aspart of and outside the programme of English Language and Culture. He orshe will assist in supervising Bachelor's and Master's theses, and inco-supervising PhD candidates . The candidate will independently conductresearch in the areas mentioned, resulting in contributions to leadinginternational journals. The candidate will also be expected to help raisefunds for research projects and to assist the teaching program in a varietyof academic and administrative duties.

Requirements:-PhD degree in English language-Experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced bypublications in books and/or in international peer-reviewed journals-Excellent teaching skills at undergraduate and graduate level-Experience in mentoring or working with students of diverse backgrounds-Experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; affinity with ICT inacademic education-Team spirit and capable of functioning at all levels of more than onestudy programme-Organisational experience and skills-Thorough (near-) native knowledge of English and Dutch (non-native Dutchspeakers must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years)

Further Information:Further information about this vacancy may be obtained from:Professor Olga Fischer at the telephone number below.

Appointment:The appointment will be permanent, after a period of two years on temporarybasis and satisfactory performance. Preferred starting date is 1 August or1 September 2013. The gross monthly salary will range from €3,195 (scale11) to €4,970 (scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week).

Job Application:Applications should include a curriculum vitae that should be sent to theUniversiteit van Amsterdam, to the application mailing address below.Please state the vacancy number in the upper left corner of the envelope.You may also submit your application online now/ In this case please statethe vacancy number in the subject field. The selection process will includea trial lecture.

The closing date for applications is 7 December, 2012.

Application Deadline: 07-Dec-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. dr. F.P.I.M. van Vree Spuistraat 210 Amsterdam 1012 VT Netherlands Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Prof. dr. Olga Fischer Email: Phone: +31 20 525 3825

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