Two PhD Positions at the Centre for Language Studies

Two PhD Positions at the Centre for Language Studies

Published Deadline Location
23 Feb 4 Apr Nijmegen

Job description

As a PhD candidate you will write a PhD thesis, participate in the Graduate School for the Humanities, which includes following courses for six months in total, and provide six months of service to the Faculty of Arts at Radboud University. Your thesis should be in line with one of the focus areas of the Centre for Language Studies, where this position is embedded. Descriptions of these areas can be found here.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • A Master's degree (or completion of the degree before September 2021) in one of the disciplines related to CLS.
  • A declaration of approval from an intended doctoral thesis supervisor from the Centre for Language Studies.  
  • You are result-oriented and fluent in English, and have excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4 year contract).

  • Employment: 0.8 (5 year contract) - 1.0 FTE (4 year contract).
  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,395 per month based on a 38-hour working week, and will increase to €3,061 from the fourth year onwards (salary scale P).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4 year contract) or 3.5 years (5 year contract).
  • The intended start date is 1 September 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.

Employer

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!

Department

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.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Peter van der Heiden, Coordinator of the Graduate School for the Humanities
Email: gshcoordinator@let.ru.nl

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Language and culture
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • max. €3061 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1141673

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

Please address your application to dr. Peter van der Heiden and submit it, using the application button, no later than 4 April 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • The application consists of a summary (500 words maximum) of your proposal, the names of the intended supervisors of your project, your curriculum vitae and a list of all grades obtained for your BA and MA degrees. Your application must be supported by a declaration of approval written by your intended main doctoral thesis supervisor at CLS, whom you should contact well in advance of the deadline. Your daily supervisor may be a professor, an associate professor or an assistant professor, but you will always need the support of an intended main doctoral thesis supervisor. (Information on possible supervisors and their fields of expertise is available on our website.) Please make sure that all information is provided in one PDF document, which can be uploaded using the button 'Apply'.

Selected applicants will be invited to write a full proposal, to be submitted before 5 May 2021. The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Please address your application to dr. Peter van der Heiden and submit it, using the application button, no later than 4 April 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • The application consists of a summary (500 words maximum) of your proposal, the names of the intended supervisors of your project, your curriculum vitae and a list of all grades obtained for your BA and MA degrees. Your application must be supported by a declaration of approval written by your intended main doctoral thesis supervisor at CLS, whom you should contact well in advance of the deadline. Your daily supervisor may be a professor, an associate professor or an assistant professor, but you will always need the support of an intended main doctoral thesis supervisor. (Information on possible supervisors and their fields of expertise is available on our website.) Please make sure that all information is provided in one PDF document, which can be uploaded using the button 'Apply'.

Selected applicants will be invited to write a full proposal, to be submitted before 5 May 2021. The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Make sure to apply no later than 4 Apr 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).