23.1720, Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden

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Subject: 23.1720, Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden

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Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:27:27
From: R.T. Grifftiths [r.t.griffiths at hum.leidenuniv.nl]
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden, Den Haag, Netherlands

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University or Organization: Universiteit Leiden 
Department: International Studies
Job Location: Den Haag, Netherlands 
Web Address: http://www.leidenuniv.nl
Job Rank: Lecturer  

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Use; Intercultural Communication

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                      English (eng) 

Description:

Duties:
The lecturers will be expected to play an active role in the development 
and teaching of a new degree programme, the BA in International 
Studies, offered at the Campus The Hague of Leiden University, by the 
Faculty of Humanities. Teaching duties cover a broad range of tutorials 
with the courses offered in the degree programme. Students will be 
taught in mixed groups with specialized interests in all of the regions 
and disciplines represented in the degree. In addition, the lecturers will 
mark and assess student assignments and exams, supervise student 
papers and theses, organize extra-curricular activities, carry out 
pastoral duties, and contribute to the administration of the programme. 
The lecturers are expected to be able and willing to teach and 
supervise beyond their own specialization. In time, the lecturers also 
will be given the opportunity to take full responsibility for one or more 
courses in the degree.

Depending on their disciplinary orientation and regional specialization, 
successful candidates will be appointed in one of the following 
institutes of the Faculty of Humanities: History, Area Studies, Cultural 
Disciplines, and Linguistics. Teaching will be primary, but the lecturers 
will also be expected to engage in original research and apply for 
research funding relevant to International Studies. Applicants should 
indicate in the covering letter of their application which of the institutes 
best fits their own expertise and interests.

Linguistics:
Candidates should have a PhD in linguistics with a specialization in one 
of the branches of sociolinguistics in the broad sense: society and 
language use, culture and language use (including anthropological 
linguistics) cross-cultural and intercultural communication, public 
discourse, etc. The research of the lecturer should fit into the research 
programme Language Diversity in the World. The successful applicant 
will be a member of the research group Language Description and 
Language Use.

Application Requirements:
-  Recent Ph.D. in hand or a confirmed final examination (viva, oral 
defense) date before the start of the appointment;
-  Formal training and expertise in the humanities or the social 
sciences, including but not limited to history, area studies, political 
science and international relations, economics, cultural and social 
disciplines, linguistics or related disciplines, and openness to 
interdisciplinary work;
-  Comparative international outlook;
-  Regional specialization is open;
-  Preferable experience in teaching and supervision;
-  Near-native speaker of English;
-  Non-Dutch speaking individuals will be expected to learn Dutch within 
two years;
-  Leiden University requires staff to obtain the Basic Teaching 
Qualification (BKO). In case the successful applicant does not possess 
this qualification or its equivalent, the Institute will offer support in 
obtaining it.

The appointments is for 38 hours per week in temporary employment 
for one year, to be extended for the remaining two years upon positive 
evaluation, with the possibility of extension thereafter. The position 
corresponds to the position of University Lecturer in the University 
system of job profiles (UFO).


Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2012 
	  
Email Address for Applications: vacaturesIS at hum.leidenuniv.nl 
Web Address for Applications: http://vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-080-university-lecturers-international-studies.html 
Contact Information:
	Prof. dr. R.T. Grifftiths 
	Email: r.t.griffiths at hum.leidenuniv.nl 





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