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LINGUIST List 25.2594

Tue Jun 17 2014

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor, Leiden University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Jun-2014
From: Wim van den Doel <H.W.van.den.Doelhum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Leiden University
Department: Leiden University Center for Linguistics
Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Job Title: Full Professorship in Second Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


Description:

Full Professorship in Second Language Acquisition (1.0 fte)
Vacancy Number: 14-161

Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose areas of interest include the learning and teaching of foreign languages in secondary and tertiary education, the relation between first and second language acquisition, and multilingualism. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply.

Our new colleague will hold a dual appointment in the Faculty of Humanities and the Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON).

Tasks
- Original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels.
- Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of BA and MA theses, and contributions to curriculum development.
- Supervision of PhD research.
- Acquisition of project funding (NWO, ERC, etc).
- Administrative duties.
- Working with ICLON networks of representatives of secondary schools in the Netherlands.
- Representation of the field to external audiences and media.

Requirements
- A PhD degree in a relevant field.
- A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage.
- Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content.
- Disciplinary expertise in linguistics, specialist knowledge of second language acquisition, and the ability to work from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.
- An excellent command of English. Most MA programs at Leiden University are taught in English, and English may be used in BA teaching as well.
- If the successful applicant is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty, for administrative and social purposes. The University will fund her/his Dutch training at the University’s Academic Language Center.
- Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the successful applicant may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), successful completion of which is a condition for favorable assessment in work reviews.

We offer
Appointment is initially for a period of five years from January 2015 through January 2019, and convertible into a permanent position thereafter on condition of good performance. The gross monthly salary is € 5.003,- to € 7.285,- per month, commensurate with qualifications.

Applications
Applications should be in English, and be submitted to the Second Language Acquisition Search Committee with the items listed below included, in this order in *one* PDF document named ‘Family name – Given name – Vacancy Number:
- A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught.
- A letter of motivation including a personal vision of the place of second language acquisition in secondary and tertiary education.
- A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max 2 pages).
- A teaching statement (1 page).
- Two sample course descriptions.
- Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this point).

Please submit your application (with the vacancy number mentioned in the letter of motivation and in the subject line of the e-mail) before August 18, 2014, to the application email address below. Campus interviews are tentatively planned for late September 2014.

Application Deadline: 17-Aug-2014

Email Address for Applications: leerstoelenhum.leidenuniv.nl
Contact Information:
Prof. Wim van den Doel
Email: H.W.van.den.Doelhum.leidenuniv.nl

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