Assistant Professor of Organisational Language and Communication

Assistant Professor of Organisational Language and Communication

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19 Apr 10 May Nijmegen

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Job description

As Assistant Professor of Organisational Language and Communication you will join the department of Language and Communication to contribute to its programmes in Communication and Information Studies (BA/MA), Linguistics and Communication Sciences (Research Master’s programme). You will conduct research within the Centre for Language Studies. 
We are specifically looking for a colleague with teaching and research expertise in the broad discipline of communication in organisations, who has a special focus on  functional literacy, i.e. the accessibility and comprehensibility of language and communication in functional contexts. Preferred expertise includes areas such as e-learning and e-assessment of language and communication; organisational communication and information technology; inclusive language and communication; e-governance and language in public media communication.

You will participate in teaching in the Bachelor's and Master's tracks in Communication in Organisations, International Business Communication, and Communication and Persuasion, on topics such as internal communication; organisational management communication; social media communication in functional contexts; persuasive communication in public context; accessible, comprehensible, inclusive and co-creative target group communication; language and communication policy in organisations.

Your research will be located in Radboud University's Centre for Language Studies, one of the world's leading language and communication research institutes. You will participate in empirical research in CLS's focus areas, particularly in Discourse and Communication. You will pursue grant application opportunities.
In addition, you will participate in the department's administrative tasks.


Radboud University


  • An MA degree in Linguistics, Communication and Information Studies, Dutch Language and Culture, or a related discipline.
  • A PhD degree in Discourse Studies; Linguistics; Language, Communication and Media; or a related discipline.
  • High proficiency in the English language (C2-CEFR) and proficiency in Dutch: if Dutch is not your mother tongue, we will expect you to achieve proficiency in Dutch at the C1 level within two years after appointment.
  • Demonstrable academic teaching experience at BA and MA levels as well as experience with course development.
  • A good publication track record within the domains of discourse studies and/or language, communication and media, with a focus on the accessibility or comprehensibility of language and communication in functional contexts, in international refereed journals of high quality.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years contract.

  • Employment: 0.8 FTE.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,826 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 12).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 3 years.
  • The intended start date is 15 August 2021.
  • 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.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.


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 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 academic and support staff in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication. Research is embedded in two faculty research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). The faculty currently enrols some 2,400 students 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 want to be a diverse and inclusive organisation, which is why we endeavour to create a culturally diverse staff.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Language and culture
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • max. €5826 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1149131



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