LINGUIST List 29.3896

Tue Oct 09 2018

Jobs: French; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

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Date: 09-Oct-2018
From: Chantal Daniel <>
Subject: French; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: European Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor Language and Society: French Language and Society (1.0 FTE)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Spanish

Required Language(s): French (fra)


Assistant Professor Language and Society: French Language and Society (1.0 FTE)
Vacancy number 218419

The successful candidate is expected to prepare, coordinate and teach new courses in the Language and Society profile of the European Languages and Cultures program, including French language instruction and courses on French linguistics, to carry out a research program related to French linguistics and to supervise undergraduate, graduate and PhD students in the field of linguistics. The candidate is expected to develop new ideas in research and education and acquire funding (independently or jointly with other colleagues) for future research. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who have a focus which fits within the interdisciplinary program.

The selected candidate will work with other colleagues in the Chair of Language and Society, organized within the European Languages and Cultures program. The European Languages and Cultures program consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers collaborating with other programs in the faculty and international guest-researchers. The team covers many areas of linguistics and language studies.

The position will involve a teaching load of 60% (including administration) and 40% research. The call is open to candidates from backgrounds in linguistics or linguistic anthropology; the successful candidate should demonstrate his or her ability to connect effectively to ongoing research projects and contribute to the faculty’s excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates for the position must have:
- A PhD in Linguistics or a closely related field
- A C2 or native of French is required, and the ability to teach French language courses as well as courses in French about French language in society
- Interest in participating in interdisciplinary modules with colleagues from the Literature & Culture and Politics & Society profiles
- Teaching experience at university level with relevant teaching qualifications (such as a BKO)
- Excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals
- Ability to work both individually and in a (virtual) multidisciplinary team
- Organizational competence and excellent communication skills
- A willingness to obtain research funding grants
- Ability to teach in English. Knowledge of Dutch or willingness to learn within a reasonable period of time is one of the conditions for tenure
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce work of a consistently high standards.

Passive knowledge of Spanish is desired but not required for the position.

Conditions of Employment:
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience from a minimum of € 3,545 (scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,513 (scale 12) gross per month for a fulltime position. On top of that income the candidate will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an annual bonus of 8.3%. The conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The appointment will begin in February 2019. The position is fulltime, but an employment of a minimum of 0,8 FTE is also possible. The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for one year with the possibility of becoming a permanent position following a positive Results and Development assessment.

For the application procedure please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Janet Fuller

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