LINGUIST List 28.790

Thu Feb 09 2017

Jobs: English; Spanish; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, KU Leuven

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 09-Feb-2017
From: Bert Cornillie <>
Subject: English; Spanish; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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University or Organization: KU Leuven
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Leuven, Belgium
Job Title: Half-time senior academic staff in the domain of Spanish linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)


We are looking for candidates who are internationally oriented, have excellent teaching competence and an excellent research record.


Academic research and teaching in the domain of Spanish linguistics.

You will obtain outstanding scientific results of an international level. Within the Research Unit Linguistics you will join the research group with which you have closest affinity. Moreover, you will support and develop interfaculty, national and international forms of collaboration within your research group. You will take initiatives to acquire competitive funding, and will actively help to build future research projects.


You will teach courses in the Bachelor of Linguistics and Literature and the Master of Linguistics and Literature, with a clear commitment to the quality of the programme as a whole. Your teaching is expected to meet the standards of an academic programme in terms of its level, orientation and academic content.

Upon starting your teaching assignment constitutes the following courses:

- Spaanse Taalkunde I (BA1, Kortrijk, 26 u)
- Spaanse Taalkunde II (BA2, Kortrijk, 39 u)
- Spaanse Taalkunde III (BA3, Leuven, 26 u)
- Análisis del Discurso (MA, Manana, Leuven, 26 u)

Your teaching assignment will in first instance take place on the faculty’s campus in Leuven and Kortrijk, but you should be prepared to take on teaching assignments on other campuses of the faculty and in related programmes, should this be deemed desirable.

You will develop your teaching approach in keeping with KU Leuven’s educational vision, and will make use of the possibilities for educational professionalization offered by the faculty and university.

You will also contribute to the faculty’s pedagogical project by supervising bachelor’s and master’s dissertations in the programmes of Linguistics and Literature.


You are prepared to take on internal administrative and management duties, and to assist in intensifying the relations between the programmes and the professional field.

You hold a PhD in Linguistics (or an equivalent relevant diploma) with a focus on Spanish.

You have outstanding didactic qualities in academic education, you speak native or near-native Spanish and you have an excellent research record in the domain of Spanish Linguistics. The quality of your research should be evidenced by high-level international publications.

You possess organisational skills and have a collegial spirit.

Your application file should include a fully developed research proposal for the coming years (maximally two pages) and a profile statement outlining your view on teaching (maximally two pages).

Proficiency in English is required.

The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings.

Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch, respectively English, to the required standard.


You will be appointed as assistant professor tenure track.

KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.


Application Deadline: 18-Mar-2017

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Bert Cornillie

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