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Mon Mar 09 2020

Jobs: General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam

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Date: 06-Mar-2020
From: Brigit van der Pas <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in (Neuro)linguistics with a Focus on Multilingualism

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures, is looking for an Assistant professor in (neuro)linguistics with focus on multilingualism. The position will be based in the Linguistics section of the Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics.

The research of the successful candidate will be embedded within one of the research themes of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC). The ACLC is one of the five research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. In an effort to strengthen the link between fundamental and experimental research on the one hand, and teaching on the other, we are seeking a talented researcher to complement current strengths in (neuro)linguistics within the ACLC and the teaching programmes related to two departments: the Linguistics Section of the Department of Literary Studies & Linguistics and the English Section of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures.

The ACLC hosts internationally-leading research across a variety of disciplines in the study of spoken and signed languages, and their use in communication whether visual or multimodal. It includes researchers from different theoretical persuasion with diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The ACLC adopts an inclusive perspective: it integrates different research methods, thus providing the ground for interdisciplinary research. ACLC research is organized within research groups which focus on specific sub-themes. The successful candidate can join existing research groups or create her/his own.

The successful candidate will be a member of the ACLC and is expected to initiate inter-group collaborative research and grant applications which are necessary for recruiting talented junior researchers (e.g., PhDs, Postdocs). Further collaborations with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) are also expected.

With regard to teaching, the successful candidate will improve, and when necessary, develop (new) research-related courses that fit in the teaching of BA and MA programmes related to English Linguistics and to General Linguistics, and possibly to other language and cognition programmes, such as the Bachelor Cognition, Language and Communication, or the Research Master Brain & Cognitive Sciences.


- Develop (neuro)linguistic work within the theme of the ACLC mission: Constraints on Variation, and with a focus on issues of multilingualism;
- initiate collaborative interdisciplinary work within the ACLC and beyond (e.g. ILLC, ABC) that will lead to grant applications;
- publish in high standard scientific journals, books, as well as other relevant output venues;
- initiate research impact strategies and socially relevant activities;
- develop and strengthen courses on lab techniques e.g., EEG/ERP, eye-tracking;
- co-supervise PhD candidates;
- teach BA and MA courses in the relevant affiliated programmes, in particular in the Linguistics and English programmes;
- (co)supervise BA and MA theses;
- broad teaching skills, relevant to multiple departments in the Faculty of Humanities;
- work with team members to maintain and improve relevant teaching programmes;
- take on administrative duties related to the programmes (e.g., programme coordinator, programme committee, examination board).
Applications, including a motivation letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and email addresses of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically no later than 1 April 2020 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Fred Weerman, via the vacancy website.

Only complete applications received via this link will be considered.

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2020

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

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