LINGUIST List 27.1103

Tue Mar 01 2016

Jobs: Dutch; Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Lecturer, Ghent University

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Date: 29-Feb-2016
From: Geert Jacobs <>
Subject: Dutch; Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Lecturer, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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University or Organization: Ghent University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Gent, Belgium
Web Address:
Job Title: Full-time position as research professor in the rank of lecturer (tenure track)

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)


The Faculty of Arts & Philosophy of Ghent University (Belgium) announces a vacancy for a full-time professorial post in the rank of Lecturer (tenure track), starting October 1, 2016 at the earliest.

The appointment is in the field of Dutch linguistics.

An appointment in the rank of Lecturer is a tenure track position for a period of five years, at the end of which a tenure decision will be taken, following an evaluation by the university of the personalised objectives agreed upon at the time of the appointment.

The new academic staff member will be granted the privilege of focusing primarily on research for a period of 5 years, with a teaching assignment limited to a maximum average of 8 ECTS per semester over a period of 3 years. Stipulated working time assigned to research, teaching and service may be changed by the university after this period.

At Ghent University, career advancement in the rank of Lecturer and associate professor is subject to periodic assessment on the basis of agreed personalised objectives.
Candidate’s profile

- Have a PhD (or equivalent thereof) with a dissertation in the field of Dutch Linguistics;
- Have at least two years of postdoctoral experience at the date of appointment;
- Have an excellent command of Dutch;
- Have demonstrated research excellence in the field of Dutch Linguistics, as evident from recent peer-reviewed publications in national and international scholarly journals and book publications (the appointed candidate will contribute to the research of one or more of the department’s research groups – see;
- Have experience with academic teaching in Dutch Linguistics;
- Expertise in historical linguistics, variational linguistics and/or dialectology of Dutch is considered an asset;
- Positively evaluated academic teaching experience is considered an asset.
- Professionalization of education is considered an asset;
- Candidates should have experience in international mobility through participation in research programs at research institutions other than the university where the highest degree was attained.

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

- An outline (max. 1,500 words) of the candidate’s view on research, education and scientific services in relation to this vacancy;
- The required transcripts (copies of the qualifications);
- A portfolio containing additional information on the candidate’s own teaching competences.

How to apply

Applications must be sent no later than March 30, 2016 by e-mail to the application email address below, using the application form for BOF-ZAP positions (link below). The submission includes copies of the applicant’s diplomas and a research plan for a period of five years (in Dutch, minimum 3 pages, maximum 5 pages; add a one-page summary in English). All documents are to be submitted together in one attachment. Please indicate clearly name of the vacant position, department and reference number 20160219 Dutch linguistics. Candidates will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Geert Jacobs

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