What are you going to do?
Your research focuses on phonology and phonetics against a typological background with a special attention to cognitive aspects of phonological processing. You will study acquisition, perception and processing of phonological features in a diverse population of speakers/signers, thereby contributing to understanding the human's ability for language. You will develop and implement sophisticated research methods in co-operation with the Speech Lab
.We have a special interest in scholars working on less familiar languages and who have experience carrying out research in a diverse population, such as people who experience perception-processing difficulties. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC), https://aclc.uva.nl/
. The ACLC prioritises diversity (taken
in a holistic sense, e.g., ethnicity, social and/or linguistic background, gender, sexuality) and is committed to creating an inclusive research environment.
We are seeking a talented researcher and teacher who can communicate well with the different ACLC research groups, develop interdisciplinary projects, and contribute to research-based teaching. The ACLC is one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research
You will teach in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. You are committed to the development of a stimulating and collaborative educational atmosphere, thus contributing to teaching and developing courses involving phonology, phonetics, research methods, and other relevant courses that are part of the BA Linguistics, the BSc Cognition, Language & Communication, the MA General Linguistics, the MA Language & Society, the Research MA Linguistics & Communication, or any other relevant programme. These programmes adopt a research intensive and interdisciplinary teaching approach and you are expected to be open to fields that might not be directly related to your research focus (e.g., foreign languages teaching and cultural linguistics, communication science).Tasks and responsibilities:
We expect you to engage in:
- Designing and conducting independent research on phonology, phonetics, typological variation, and human cognition, as well as studies with societal relevance on perception-processing in a diverse set of profiles, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
- Pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European or international;
- Contributing to and developing (inter)national research networks and collaborative research initiatives;
- Contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC);
- Contributing to the development of the curricula of our Bachelor and Master programmes
- Developing, coordinating and teaching courses in our international Bachelor and Master programmes in the areas of phonetics, phonology, language typology, research methodology and statistics
- Supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; (co)supervising PhD theses;
- Taking leadership at the programme, ACLC, departmental or faculty level, as well as taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out more senior administrative tasks.