Lectureship in Turkish

Lectureship in Turkish

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12 Mar 14 Apr Leiden

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Job description

  • Teaching Turkish language courses from beginners' to advanced levels at undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Taking an active role in curriculum development;
  • Thesis supervision, if applicable;
  • Administrative duties;
  • Representation of the field to local and external audiences.


Leiden University


  • A PhD degree is preferred, ideally in teaching Turkish as a foreign language or equivalent, e.g. applied linguistics, foreign language pedagogy or second language acquisition with a specialization in Turkish; candidates with an MA degree in these areas and considerable experience in teaching Turkish to speakers of other languages are also encouraged to apply;
  • Commitment to and expertise in high-quality, multi-media and multi-mode teaching experience;
  • Native or near native proficiency in Turkish;
  • Experience in teaching Turkish as a second language at university level;
  • Ability to teach content courses in Middle East Studies (culture, history, linguistics, society, etc) may be an advantage;
  • An excellent command of English. Most MA programs at Leiden University are taught in English, and English is used in BA teaching as well.

Conditions of employment

We offer a part-time, for 30,4 hours per week, fixed-term post for the period of two years starting August 1 2019 until July 31 2021 inclusive. Salary range from €2709.- to €4978.- gross per month based on fulltime employment (pay scale 10-11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), depending on education and work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Universiteit Leiden

Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.



  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Language and Culture
  • 30—32 hours per week, temporary
  • €3637—€4978 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-122



Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD, Leiden

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