LINGUIST List 23.4863

Thu Nov 22 2012

Jobs: Esperanto; General Ling: Full Professor, University of Amsterdam

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Date: 22-Nov-2012
From: P.C. [Kees] Hengeveld <>
Subject: Esperanto; General Linguistics: Full Professor, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Esperanto (epo)


Faculty of Humanities - Department of Language and Literature

Publication Date:
6 November 2012

Level of Education:
Higher professional education / University

Salary Indication:
not formally remunerated

Closing Date:
5 January 2013

Scope of Work:
for 7.6 hours per week

Vacancy number

As of the start of the 2013 academic year, there will be a vacancy for a Professor of Interlinguistics and Esperanto (special chair) on behalf of Universala Esperanto-Asocio. For further information, please visit our website.

-teaching subjects in the area of Interlinguistics and Esperanto;
-supervising theses;
-conducting research and supervising PhD research projects;
-acting as a conduit between Universala Esperanto-Asocio and the UvA;
-actively improving the chair’s image and visibility through his/her actions within and outside the UvA.

-excellent research abilities, as evidenced by an academic dissertation and other high-profile academic publications and activities;
-broad and demonstrable expertise in the area of linguistics, with a special focus on the field described above;
-solid teaching skills and experience, at the level of both academic students and other target groups;
-good interpersonal, organisational skills and leadership skills;
-knowledge of the potential for knowledge-valorisation within the scope of the education-related task.

Further Information:
For further details, please contact:
Professor P.C. Hengeveld, or
D. van der Vaart, official secretarytelephone: +31(0)20-525 3804

The professor must be available to carry out the duties connected with his/her position for an average of one day per week. The professorship will not result in an employment contract with Universala Esperanto-Asocio or the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and will not be formally remunerated.However, each year an amount of up to €20,000 will be made available to cover costs involved in performing the required duties and ensure the availability of the professor. This amount will be allocated in consultation with the Curatorial Panel. The professorship cannot be combined with a contract of employment at the UvA’s Faculty of Humanities. The professor will be appointed for a five-year term.

Job Application:The professor will be selected by the Curatorial Panel of the special chair. The Curatorial Panel, which during the selection procedure may seek the assistance of one or more advisers, consists of the following members: Professor D. Gorter, J.H. Erasmus and Professor P.C. Hengeveld.The Curatorial Panel will submit a nomination to the Board of Universala Esperanto-Asocio, subject to the approval of the Faculty of Humanities Dean and the Executive Board. The application procedure may include a trial lecture.

Applications may be submitted to the Curatorial Panel of the special chair in Interlinguistics and Esperanto by January 5th, 2013 at the latest, c/o University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, Personnel and Organisation department, att. of D. van der Vaart, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, stating the job vacancy number and ‘strictly confidential’ in the top left hand corner of the envelope, accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, three major publications that pre-eminently support the candidate’s application and proposals for a research project and a series of lectures.

The application documents may also be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format). Please make sure to state the job vacancy number in the subject heading.

Application Deadline: 05-Jan-2013 Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor P.C. Hengeveld Spuistraat 210 Amsterdam 1012 VT Netherlands Email Address for Applications: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. dr. P.C. [Kees] Hengeveld Email:

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