Assistant Professor in English Language Pedagogy/Applied Linguistics (1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor in English Language Pedagogy/Applied Linguistics (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
7 Mar 10 Apr Utrecht

Job description

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Teaching, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in English Language and Culture, with a specialisation in Language Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics. The position is full-time (part-time negotiable) and is initially for 2 years, with a prospect of becoming permanent. The appointment will start on 1 August 2019 at the latest.

The position includes teaching duties at both Bachelor and Master levels. The successful candidate will teach courses in the fields of Pedagogy (related to the  teaching of English language and culture in secondary education) and Applied Linguistics (with an emphasis on second language acquisition). S/he will also carry out research at an internationally acknowledged level within the area of English Language Pedagogy or Applied Linguistics, complementing the research programme of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (Uil-OTS).

The successful candidate  will also be expected to  perform various job-related administrative tasks such as serving at curriculum and exam committees.

We invite applicants whose areas of expertise include at least two of the following to apply:

  • pedagogy for teaching English as a foreign language in secondary education;
  • second/foreign language acquisition in classroom settings;
  • teaching English Language Proficiency at different levels of academic education.

The ratio of teaching to research is 70/30.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with:
  • a PhD in a relevant area;
  • extensive experience in teaching English Language Pedagogy for secondary education;
  • extensive experience in teaching English Applied Linguistics with a focus on academic writing, both at the Bachelor and Master levels;
  • a strong track record of publications at an internationally recognised level;
  • experience with successful applications for external funding is recommended;
  • good communication skills;
  • basic teaching qualifications or readiness to acquire them;
  • excellent command of English and, in the case of non-Dutch candidates, a mastery of Dutch to at least CEFR-B2 level at the time of appointment along with a willingness to develop further fluency in teaching and writing Dutch within two years;
  • extensive knowledge of the foreign language curriculum for secondary education in the Netherlands.

Conditions of employment

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years (part-time is negotiable). According to University regulations you are expected to obtain basic teaching qualifications (BKO) within this period of time. Given satisfactory performance within that period, the appointment will be followed by a permanent position. Depending on knowledge and experience, your monthly gross salary will be minimally €3,637 and maximally €5,656 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities), based on a full-time appointment.

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible terms of employment. More information: working at Utrecht University

Employer

A better future for everyone. That is the ambition that motivates our scholars in their top research and their inspiring teaching. The various disciplines within Utrecht University collaborate closely on important social themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 900 academic staff. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context.

The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring work environment.

Additional information

For further information you can contact Prof Dr Aoju Chen (Chair of Language development in relation to socialisation and identity), via telephone +31 30 253 57 06 or aoju.chen@uu.nl. For specific information about the Graduate School of Teaching, please contact Prof Dr Peter Coopmans (Director of Education Humanities), via telephone +31 30 253 61 04 or DirecteurEducatie.GW@uu.nl.

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Language and Culture
  • 38—40 hours per week, temporary
  • €4406—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1032871

Employer

Location

Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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Application procedure

Applications should include:

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details;
  • the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses);
  • one selected publication.

Conducting a test lecture will constitute a part of the selection procedure.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Applications should include:

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details;
  • the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses);
  • one selected publication.

Conducting a test lecture will constitute a part of the selection procedure.

Please use the application button below.

Make sure to apply no later than 10 Apr 2019.