LINGUIST List 27.2330

Tue May 24 2016

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Full Professor, University of Groningen

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 24-May-2016
From: Gerry Wakker <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Full Professor, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: Department of European Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Full Professor of Language & Society (1.0 fte) (216162)

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The new full professor will:

- Provide leadership, motivation and supervision to the staff of the Language & Society chair group and the department of ELC
- Make a strong and inspiring contribution to the teaching programme in Language & Society/ELC at BA, MA and PhD levels
- Supervise PhD theses
- Coordinate and conduct research in the field
- Acquire external funding for research
- Perform administrative and organizational duties within and potentially outside the Faculty.


Applicants must:

- Have a PhD in the field of Sociolinguistics or in one of the languages taught in the ELC programme, (preferably German) with a focus on sociolinguistic phenomena
- Have a track record of outstanding, internationally recognized research, with publications in leading journals in this field
- Have demonstrated the ability to acquire external research funding and supervise/co-supervise PhD theses
- Have excellent leadership and organizational skills
- Have demonstrated excellent teaching skills and have the ability to innovate
- Have the ability to cooperate and work within a team
- Be fluent in English and in the language of expertise (C1 level of the CEFR) and have a good knowledge of Dutch, or be willing to learn this language to B2 level of the CEFR within two years
- Be willing to take up residence in or near the city of Groningen.

For a full description of the position and to apply, please visit the application website below.

Application Deadline: 20-Jun-2016

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Gerry Wakker
Phone: +31 50 3635834

Page Updated: 24-May-2016