Assistant Professor Language and Communication (1.0 FTE)

University of Groningen
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 4,332
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Assistant Professor Language and Communication (1.0 FTE) (V23.0676) Job description

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.

  • you have a PhD in the field of written or spoken language, text optimization, discourse processing, literacy training or development, writing processes or other related themes
  • you are willing and have the competences to provide education in the field of language and communication within the educational programs of Communication and Information Studies and possibly also in the Dutch Language and Culture program
  • you have experience with quantitative and possibly also qualitatively oriented research, preferably also with ‘mixed methods'
  • you have demonstrable teaching experience at both Bachelor's and Master's level and you are in possession of the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or you are prepared to obtain it within the foreseeable future
  • you have the ability to communicate and teach in English (CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking). Knowledge of Dutch is not an entry requirement, but a CEFR C1 level for reading and listening, and CEFR B1 level for writing and speaking are part of the conditions for promotion
  • you have a concrete research agenda for the coming years that fits within the profile of the Discourse and Communication research group.
  • you publish your research in leading peer-reviewed national and international journals
  • you are prepared to make a visible and constructive contribution to the research and education organization
  • you value peer exchange and communication, take the initiative to do so yourself, and contribute to a good atmosphere in the workplace.
  • Organisation Conditions of employment

    We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 4,332 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,737 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a fulltime position
  • a fulltime position
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
  • an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees
  • 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment
  • a temporary contract for 18 months with a view on a permanent contract when you meet the criteria
  • the position entails a contract combining 60% teaching tasks with 40% research-time
  • The appointee will ideally commence on 1 January 2024.

    Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.


    Applicants are requested to submit (in pdf format):

  • a motivation letter
  • a complete curriculum vitae including a full list of publications
  • one self-selected research paper, either published or not, that well represents the applicant's research focus
  • a short statement of research accomplishments and future research goals and five keywords descriptive of research area
  • two academic references.
  • 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)

    The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https: // www. strategy/diversity-and-inclusion/

    Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https: // www.

    Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

    We comply with the conditions of employment of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https: // www.


    For information you can contact:

  • Dr Ninke Stukker, N.M.Stukker
  • Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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