Are you an expert in linguistic communication with a background in linguistics or discourse studies, and do you have a demonstrable interest in how theoretical knowledge in this area can be used in optimization issues in communication practice? Do you master quantitative and preferably also qualitative (and ‘mixed') methods for research into language in communication? And do you enjoy working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary and international environment? Then we would like to get to know you!
We are looking for a promising Assistant Professor who can teach in the international Bachelor's and Master's programs Communication and Information Studies (CIS), and possibly also in the Bachelor's program Dutch Language and Culture and in the Master's program Neerlandistiek.
Within these programs you mainly teach and coordinate courses in which a linguistic and discourse perspective on communication is central. You will also supervise Bachelor's and Master's theses. You have experience in education aimed at evaluating, improving and designing language-based communication (e.g., document design), or you are willing to develop in that direction. You know how to enthuse students and you convey educational content in an appealing manner.
You conduct current and high-quality experimental or corpus research in the areas described above that is in line with the research group Discourse and Communication (DISCO) of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG). DISCO is an international, interdisciplinary and young research group in which forms and functions, operation and effectiveness of professional communication are central. Demonstrable research experience in the field of evaluation and design of communication is recommended. A connection with the research priorities of the University of Groningen such as Health (Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health) and Sustainability (Agricola School for Sustainable Development) is appreciated.
You work together with colleagues within and outside the CIS and Dutch programs in both education and research, and you show vision and initiative (partly by developing new courses and research plans).
We offer a full-time appointment (1.0 FTE) with a division of 60% teaching time (including management and organization) and 40% research time.
The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the north of the Netherlands. We create knowledge and new insights and share its benefits with society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5,000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics and professionals. We form a hardworking and divers team of 700 staff members.Qualifications
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
The appointee will ideally commence on 1 January 2024.
Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.Application
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You may apply for this position until 19 November 11:59pm/ before 20 November 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website)
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