LINGUIST List 29.764

Fri Feb 16 2018

Jobs: English; Cognitive Science; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Antwerp

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 16-Feb-2018
From: Peter Petré <>
Subject: English; Cognitive Science; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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University or Organization: University of Antwerp
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenured/tenure-track academic staff in the area of English linguistics (0.75FTE)

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Part-time (75%) vacancy in English Linguistics; the date of appointment is 1 October 2018.

The assignment has a structural nature and concerns the three core activities of tenured academic staff: teaching, research, and services.

Your teaching assignment covers the following domains:
- Advanced (written) proficiency (BA)
- History of English (BA)
- English sociolinguistics (MA)
- Methodology / Corpus linguistics of English linguistics (as co-course leader) (MA)

You will develop scientific research in the area of English linguistics:
- You acquire and manage research funds
- You publish articles in international academic venues
- You supervise PhD students

You will provide services by contributing professionally to department, faculty and university governance, including recruitment activities. You serve the professional community and community at large as a scientific expert.

Profile and requirements:
- You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in Linguistics, English, or equivalent.
- You have expertise in at least two of the following domains: Sociolinguistics; Corpus linguistics and/or quantitative linguistics; Cognitive linguistics
- You are a (near-)native speaker of English.
- You have several years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.
- You have teaching experience at an academic level; you have experience in the supervision of BA/MA theses.
- The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
- Your scientific qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
- You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
- You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
- You can meet the statutory language requirements for both the knowledge of the teaching language and that of the administrative language, Dutch. The University of Antwerp provides the necessary support.

We offer:
- either a part-time position with a structural assignment as a lecturer, in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favorably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria;
- or a part-time position with a structural assignment as a senior lecturer or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment to the corps of academic personnel (ZAP), the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will lead to a permanent appointment if the performance is assessed favorably;
- A full time gross monthly salary ranging for a lecturer from €4,171.55–€6,149.03 and for a senior lecturer from €4,776.98 - €7,504.57;
- a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?
- Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 2 April 2018. A cover letter is required and can be added as an attachment to the online form.
- A first selection will be made from among the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
- The interviews of the candidates (which include a trial lecture), selected by a selection panel, will take place on 9 May 2018.
- More information about the application form can be obtained from
- For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Peter Petré (

Application Deadline: 02-Apr-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Research Professor Peter Petré
Phone: 0032 3 265 40 12

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