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Thu May 26 2016

Jobs: Psycholinguistics: Lecturer, University of Amsterdam

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Date: 26-May-2016
From: Jeannette Schaeffer <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: Lecturer, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: Faculty of Humanities - Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Psycholinguistics

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics


Job description:

The successful candidate will have a broad background and teach-ing experience in Psycholinguistics, with demonstrable strengths in one or more of the following subareas: first and/or second language acquisition, language disorders, language assessment, diagnosis, multilingualism, language processing, neurolinguis- tics. Courses to be taught at the BA and the MA level may include First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Lan- guage Processing, Language Disorders, Language Assessment, Learning Strategies across Populations, Methodology.


- Developing courses and course materials and teaching in the BA and MA programmes of Linguistics as well as supervising BA and MA theses (85%)
- Administration especially at the level of the department (coordi- nation of courses and of programmes or sub-programmes, coor- dination of task force committees, participation in daily running of the department) (teaching and administration duties com- prise 85% of the appointment)
- Keeping up with research developments regarding the contents of the courses taught (15%)


- PhD degree in Psycholinguistics or related discipline
- Strong background in psycholinguistics, adaptable teacher with teaching experience at university level, and demonstrable didactic abilities and/or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio
- Specialization in one or more of the following subareas: first and/or second language acquisition, language disorders, multi- lingualism, language processing;
- Ability to teach neurolinguistics is a big plus
thorough knowledge of methodology (incl. statistics), language assessment tests and diagnostics
- Existing contacts with the private or public sector (e.g., lan- guage and speech clinics/organizations) are a plus
- Knowledge of, and commitment to the development of a strong linguistics programme and interest in the MA programmes (1 and 2 year programmes)
- Experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; familiarity with ICT in academic education
- Team spirit and willingness to develop in a multidisciplinary capacity in order to be able to participate in multiple areas of the Faculty's curriculum
- Organisational experience and skills
thorough knowledge of Dutch and English, including ability to teach fluently in English
- Non-native Dutch speakers must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years

Ability to teach in additional programmes is a plus. Ability to teach neurolinguistics is a big plus.

Further information:

For further details, interested parties may contact/check:
Jeannette Schaeffer


The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be extended for one more year. The gross monthly salary will range from €2,532 (scale 10) to €4,654 (scale 11), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Job application:

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent no later than 5 June 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree via the application email below. Please state vacancy number 16-260 in the subject.

Job interviews are scheduled for week 25, 20 to 24 June 2016.
No agencies please

Application Deadline: 05-Jun-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Jeannette Schaeffer

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