Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

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6 Mar 9 Apr Nijmegen

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Job description

The Hispanic Studies section of Radboud University is looking for an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics with expertise in language variation through language contact within the Americas. As an assistant professor you will be part of the Hispanic Studies section of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Faculty of Arts and participate in its educational programme on all levels. You will teach within the field of (Spanish) linguistics and you will also teach Spanish as a foreign language to BA students.

You are an inspiring teacher with a strong international research profile, demonstrating a global perspective on current academic and societal developments. You will be teaching BA and MA courses in (Spanish) linguistics (in Spanish, English and Dutch). You will also teach Spanish as a foreign language to BA students; supervise undergraduate students writing their BA or MA theses, participate in educational support activities such as tutoring; and actively contribute to the development of the curriculum. You will be closely involved with the organisation of the Hispanic Studies programme and assist in shaping its future trajectories. Your research will be embedded in the Radboud Centre for Language Studies (CLS). You are a productive and active researcher who conducts empirical research on language variation and publishes in international high impact journals. You will seek external funding and will be active in public engagement activities. You will cooperate with academic staff in research activities and will participate in committees and/or project groups within the Department, CLS or Faculty.

This role will require you to devote 0.5 FTE equivalent of your time to teaching and 0.3 FTE to research activities.

The Faculty of Arts at Radboud University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.


Radboud University


  • You hold a PhD in Spanish linguistics with a focus on language variation and language contact within the Americas from a regional, socioeconomical, cultural and/or historical perspective. 
  • Your research is based on data collected from native speakers.
  • You have a track record of international high-profile  publications.
  • You have an international network of contacts in academia and stakeholders in your field and the ambition to fulfil a leadership position in your field.
  • You have the ambition to play an active role within CLS.
  • You have the ability to attract external research funding.
  • You have demonstrable experience in providing university education at different levels and have experience in the supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses.
  • You have experience with teaching Spanish as a second language; you follow relevant innovative didactics in this field.
  • You have a formal university teaching qualification (UTQ), or are committed and able to obtain one within two years.
  • Spanish is your native language, or you speak Spanish at near-native level.
  • You hold a Cambridge Certificate (CPE2 level) in English or equivalent, or you are committed to obtaining this certificate in the near future within 18 months. (Part of your teaching duties will be in English at both BA and MA level.)
  • You have an excellent command of the Dutch language, or are willing to master the Dutch language by obtaining C1 level within 18 months.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €6,181 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience  (salary scale 11 or 12).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation.
  • 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.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Faculty of Arts is committed to knowledge production with a significant scientific and social impact. With over 500 academic and support staff, we teach and conduct research in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication, using innovative methodologies and working in close collaboration between the disciplines. Our research is embedded in two research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). We currently have approximatively 2,500 students, enrolled 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 aim to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world, which is why we especially seek applications from candidates who bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills that will be assets to our study programmes and research profiles.

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 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Research, development, innovation
  • Language and culture
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1206699



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