LINGUIST List 29.872

Fri Feb 23 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Rank Open, KU Leuven

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 23-Feb-2018
From: Stefania Marzo <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Rank Open, KU Leuven, Belgium
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University or Organization: KU Leuven
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Leuven, Belgium
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Academic Staff in Business Communication

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Business Communication


The Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven (Belgium) has a full-time vacancy for senior academic staff in the domain of business communication. We are looking for candidates who are internationally oriented, have excellent teaching competence and an excellent research record.
Online job description:

Your task will consist of academic teaching, research and service at the crossroads of business communication and sociolinguistics.

You will develop a coherent research programme at the crossroads of business communication studies and sociolinguistics, in which you are expected to obtain outstanding scientific results of an international level.

Your teaching assignment constitutes the following courses and tasks:
- Business Communication
- Linguistic perspectives on communication strategies
- Sociolinguistics
- Supervision of internships of MA students in Business Communication
- Supervision of master’s and bachelor’s dissertations.

You are prepared to take on internal administrative and management duties, specifically in a leading role within the MA programme in Business Communication, and to assist in intensifying the relations between the programmes and the professional field.

- You hold a PhD in Linguistics (or an equivalent relevant degree).
- You have outstanding teaching qualities, and you have an excellent research record in the domain of business communication and/or sociolinguistics. The quality of your research is evidenced by high-level international publications.
- You have organisational skills and have a collegial spirit.
- Knowledge of Dutch is not a prerequisite to apply, although upon appointment the candidate has to learn Dutch in 3 to 5 years (depending on the rank of appointment)

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).
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.

Depending on your qualifications, you will be appointed in one of the degrees of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor, full professor. As a rule, junior researchers are appointed as assistant professors with a tenure track of five years. Upon positive evaluation, they are promoted to associate professor.

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality, religion or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

You can apply for this job no later than March 09, 2018 via the online application tool.

Application Deadline: 09-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Stefania Marzo

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