Doctoral scholarship holder linguistics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 May 2024

2 May 2024
Job Information

University of Antwerp
Research Field

Language sciences » Linguistics
Language sciences » Other
Literature » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

30 May 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp  is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of Linguistics


  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of (Applied) Linguistics under the supervision of Griet Boone. This research project is situated in the field of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition (SLA) and L2 pragmatics and is about the development of pragmatic competence in L2 German, in which the effect of context and individual differences will be investigated.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will present the results at national and international conferences.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the research group Grammar and Pragmatics (research) and/or the Commission Service Level Agreements (teaching).


  • You hold a Master degree in Linguistics and/or Literature, in Multilingual Communication, in Interpreting, in Translation, with German as a major language, or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies .
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have a passion for research and you can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • You have analytical skills and a critical mind.
  • You have an excellent command of German (for data collection) and a good command of English (publications and conferences in English). Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • You are an organizational talent and you manage to deliver a qualitative output in a timely manner.
  • You are responsible and proactive.
  • You are able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • You are a fluent communicator with the ability to cooperate and succeed in an international environment.
  • Experience in scientific research is an asset.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, renewable with an additional two years after a positive evaluation (a maximum of four years in total).
  • The planned start date is 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts  for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work (in mutual agreement) at Stadscampus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including Thursday 30 May 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:
  • a motivation letter
  • your CV
  • a list of your master’s course grades
  • a single-authored piece of academic writing (e.g., your master’s thesis, a student paper)
  • The selection committee reviews all applications in the week of 3 June 2024. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be invited for the selection interview that will take place on Monday 10 June 2024.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions  or send an email to [email protected] . If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. dr. Griet Boone ([email protected] ).

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award  for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity  and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

Research Field
Language sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Language sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

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University of Antwerp
Postal Code
Prinsstraat 13

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