LINGUIST List 25.2054

Fri May 09 2014

Jobs: Portuguese; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Leiden University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 09-May-2014
From: L. Rodríguez-Carranza <>
Subject: Portuguese; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Leiden University
Department: Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Brazilian linguistics and language

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Portuguese (por)


Starting September 1, 2014 the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) at Leiden University has a full time position available for an Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Brazilian linguistics and language teaching, whose research should pay special attention to Brazilian Portuguese language variation in Latin America.

- Teaching and developing courses in Brazilian linguistics and Brazilian Portuguese language acquisition in the department Latin American Studies and the BA International Studies.
- Participation in developing the linguistics curriculum of LUCL, and implementation of innovative concepts for language teaching.
- Research in Brazilian linguistics and supervision of BA, MA and PhD students.
- Participation in ongoing research at LUCL, acquisition of research grants at the national and European level.
- Managerial responsibilities inside and outside of the department (Latin American Studies) for Brazilian linguistics and and Brazilian Portuguese language teaching.

- A PhD in Brazilian Portuguese linguistics.
- Experience with teaching Brazilian linguistics and Brazilian Portuguese language acquisition.
- Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations).
- An interest in and preferably experience with research-driven teaching.
- Excellent research qualities and an active research profile in the study of Brazilian Portuguese linguistics.
- Research experience in the study of Portuguese language variation in Latin America.
- Native or near native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
- Non-Dutch nationals are expected to fluently speak Dutch within two years after their appointment.

We offer
The position is for 1,0 fte as Universitair Docent for two years, with the possibility of an extension for two more years. The salary depends on qualifications and experience and is ranges from € 2.427, - to € 4.462, - per month (salary scale 10 or 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses.

Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Luz Rodríguez-Carranza, Professor of Languages and Literatures of Latin America (e-mail below) and/or Prof.dr. Johan Rooryck, Professor French Linguistics, e-mail:

Candidates should submit *one* PDF document named ‘Family name – Given name – vacancy number’.

This PDF should include:
- A motivation letter.
- A detailed curriculum vitae, listing education and employment history, publications, grants and awards, etc.
- A teaching statement (a description of courses taught and teaching interest).
- A research agenda with clear potential for grant applications to external funding agencies.
- Names, positions and contact information for two referees (no reference letters).

These documents should be submitted to the application email address below, before 1 June 2014 at the latest, mentioning the vacancy number 14-129 in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2014

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. L. Rodríguez-Carranza

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