Assistant Professor of English Linguistics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 09 Jan 2023

1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 3,974 - € 6,181

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Organizational unit
Faculty of Arts

Application deadline
09 January 2023

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Are you a productive and active researcher with a PhD in English linguistics? Do you enjoy teaching? Do you have the ambition to fulfil a leadership position in your field? If so, then this may be the job for you!

As an Assistant Professor you will join the staff of the English Language and Culture (ELC) section. ELC, in which the language of instruction is English, is part of the department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts. You will be expected to participate in the Faculty's teaching at all levels: you will be teaching BA and MA courses in linguistics and English language skills, supervise BA and MA theses, supervise PhD candidates in areas of your specialisation, participate in educational support activities such as mentoring, and actively contribute to curriculum development. You will be closely involved in the development of the English Language and Culture BA programme and assist in shaping its future direction.
You are a productive and active researcher who conducts empirical research on language variation with a focus on English and publishes in international high impact journals. Your research will centre around either spoken or written English and will be embedded in the Radboud Centre for Language Studies (CLS). You will be expected to seek external funding and be active in suitable public engagement activities. You should be willing to collaborate with other academic staff in research activities and participate in committees and/or project groups within ELC, CLS, or the Faculty. The position involves 40% research and 60% teaching.
The Faculty of Arts at Radboud University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.
  • You should hold a PhD degree in English linguistics.
  • Your research focuses on language variation and is either experiment- or corpus-based (or both).
  • You have a track record of scholarly publications commensurate with your career stage.
  • You have an international network of contacts in academia and the ambition to fulfil a leadership position in your field.
  • You are willing to play an active role within CLS.
  • You have demonstrable experience in university-level teaching of linguistics.
  • You have demonstrable administrative and organisational skills.
  • You have a formal university teaching qualification (UTQ/BKO (link is external) , or equivalent) or are committed to obtaining one within two years.
  • English is your native language, or you speak English at near-native level. If you are not Dutch-speaking, you will be expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years.

We are

The Faculty of Arts is committed to knowledge production with a significant scientific and social impact. With over 500 academic and support staff, we teach and conduct research in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication, using innovative methodologies and working in close collaboration between the disciplines. Our research is embedded in two research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). We currently have approximatively 2,500 students , enrolled in three departments: the Department of History, Art History and Classics, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Department of Language and Communication. We aim to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world, which is why we especially seek applications from candidates who bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills that will be assets to our study programmes and research profiles.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €6,181 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 or 12 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation at 1 year.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Amalia Arvaniti, Professor & Chair of English Language and Linguistics at .
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 9 January 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Amalia Arvaniti. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A cover letter outlining your research programme in the field of language variation (max. 3 pages).
  • Your CV including your education and employment history, a list of publications, other research outputs and courses taught.
  • A writing sample, preferably a published article.
  • A sample course description.
  •  The names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters are required at this stage).

The first round of interviews will take place in the third week of January. If you are shortlisted after the first round of interviews, in addition to a second interview you will be asked to give (i) a sample lecture to an audience consisting of staff and students (20 minutes), (ii) a brief presentation of your research plans (10 minutes). You would preferably begin employment on 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Prof. Arvaniti, A. (Amalia)
Professor & Chair of English Language and Linguistics
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