Job opening at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Wilbert Spooren w.spooren at
Tue Feb 28 14:28:16 UTC 2006

Assistant professor position at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field: Discourse studies/written communication
Application deadline: March 10, 2006
Date posted: February 28, 2006
Job description:
The department of Language & Communication at the Vrije Universiteit 
Amsterdam is looking for an energetic, innovative person to teach and to 
carry our research in the field of discourse studies, with an emphasis 
on the Dutch language (part-time, 70 %). You will be teaching both at 
the BA-level (in the Dutch and Communication & Information Studies 
program) and the MA-level (in the Dutch, Communication & Information 
Studies and Journalism program).

Your research interests should fit in with the group's research 
expertise on the efficacy and optimisation of communication in 
institutional settings. Within that framework your research will focus 
on the role of written communication. There is a preference for 
candidates with a demonstrable expertise in journalistic language (e.g., 
news genres). A relevant PhD from an accredited institution is required. 
Excellent command of Dutch is essential.

Salary is ranked according to the university pay scale at rank 11 (UD2) 
(maximum payment EUR 4,049 per month, full-time). A positive evaluation 
of the successful candidate’s performance after one year will lead to a 
tenured position. Full-time assistant professors at the Vrije 
Universiteit Amsterdam have a teaching load of two to three courses per 
semester. Additional information on the position and on the profile of 
the research group can be obtained from the contact address given below.

Application address:
Dr B. Weltens
Managing Director
Faculty of Arts
Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1105

or by email: vacature at

Please add the vacancy number: 1.2006.00027 at the top of your letter 
and (if applicable) on the top left of the envelope.

Contact information:
Prof. dr. Wilbert Spooren
email: w.spooren at
tel.: +31.20.5986572

Wilbert Spooren
Afdeling Taal & Communicatie/Dpt. of Language & Communication
FdL VU / Faculty of Arts, Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1105 NL-1081 HV Amsterdam
Tel. +31.20.598.6572
Fax. +31.20.598.6500

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