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The Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures, is looking for an Assistant professor in (neuro)linguistics with focus on multilingualism. The position will be based in the Linguistics section of the Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics.
The successful candidate will be a member of the ACLC and is expected to initiate inter-group collaborative research and grant applications which are necessary for recruiting talented junior researchers (e.g., PhDs, Postdocs). Further collaborations with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) are also expected.
With regard to teaching, the successful candidate will improve, and when necessary, develop (new) research-related courses that fit in the teaching of BA and MA programmes related to English Linguistics and to General Linguistics, and possibly to other language and cognition programmes, such as the Bachelor Cognition, Language and Communication, or the Research Master Brain & Cognitive Sciences.
The ideal candidate is a (neuro)linguist, that is, a scholar of the study of language and communication (including visual and multimodal communication) whose research draws on multifaceted methods from, for instance, neuroscience, (psycho)linguistics, or cognitive science, who demonstrates remarkable skills in lab techniques, such as EEG and eye-tracking, and has a strong interest in issues of multilingualism, language variation, and the constraints applying to it. S/he has a proven track record in internationally-leading research and teaching, and should be willing to develop new methodologies and techniques within ACLC. The candidate is expected to play a prominent role in training junior scholars within the ACLC and the relevant teaching programmes, and to participate actively in the coordination of BA and rMA teaching programmes. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to take on administrative tasks related to teaching and/or research. More detailed requirements are listed below:
The contract is initially temporary for a period of two years. Subject to a positive assessment, it will be converted to a permanent contract. The start of the contract is scheduled for 1 August 2020.
The scope of the employment contract is 38 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The UFO profile of assistant professor applies to this position (salary scale 11/12, depending on relevant work experience). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.
With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.
The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new teaching methods are being developed.
The research of the successful candidate will be embedded within one of the research themes of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC). The ACLC is one of the five research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. In an effort to strengthen the link between fundamental and experimental research on the one hand, and teaching on the other, we are seeking a talented researcher to complement current strengths in (neuro)linguistics within the ACLC and the teaching programmes related to two departments: the Linguistics Section of the Department of Literary Studies & Linguistics and the English Section of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures.
The ACLC hosts internationally-leading research across a variety of disciplines in the study of spoken and signed languages, and their use in communication whether visual or multimodal. It includes researchers from different theoretical persuasion with diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The ACLC adopts an inclusive perspective: it integrates different research methods, thus providing the ground for interdisciplinary research. ACLC research is organized within research groups which focus on specific sub-themes. The successful candidate can join existing research groups or create her/his own.
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