Postdoc researcher Multilingualism and Language Learning

Postdoc researcher Multilingualism and Language Learning

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28 Mar 21 Apr Leeuwarden

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Job description

At the Mercator European Research Center, a position is open for a Postdoc researcher Multilingualism and Language Learning (32 hours / 0.842 fte). 

The successful candidate will work closely together with other junior and senior researchers of the Mercator Research Centre, carrying out and setting up research within the Mercator research fields, such as multilingualism, language attitudes and ideologies, sociolinguistics, new technologies, migration, language policy, language documentation, education, language transmission and language learning. 

Job description

  • Set up and conduct academic research 
  • Publish and present research results in (international) academic and public context
  • Coordinate research projects 
  • Multidisciplinary mindset
  • Initiate new research projects and apply for European grants;
  • Contribute to the valorization of new research results;
  • Mentor junior researchers.

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Fryske Akademy


  • Ph.D. in a subject relevant to the research fields of the Mercator Research Centre; 
  • Experience in researching language attitudes and/or ideologies would be preferred;
  • Track-record of scientific publications in this area;
  • Highly developed writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent English skills, willingness to learn the Frisian language;
  • Experience with working on scientific projects as part of a team;
  • Experience with European funding and writing applications would be preferred;
  • Open eye for co-operation in related projects in the Fryske Akademy and other institutes;
  • Highly motivated and showing initiative to expand your scientific network.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: at first untill December 2024.

We offer an employment contract starting as soon as possible, at first untill December 2024. The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 5.439,- depending on your relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 38 hours (UFO profile of researcher 3, scale 11). This salary excludes holiday payment and an end-of-year bonus. The terms of employment are in accordance with the collective labour agreement of Dutch universities (cao NU).

You will be offered a Frisian language course to help you develop your Frisian skills.

We offer great research facilities in a stimulating and friendly environment, where you will be encouraged to develop your talents.

The work place will be at the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. 

32 hours equals to 0.842 fte


The Fryske Akademy is a multidisciplinary institution for humanities and social sciences. The Fryske Akademy focuses on scientific research into the Frisian language, multilingualism and regional history. As such, the Akademy carries out fundamental and innovative research with direct social utility. 

The Akademy provides innovative scientific prestations and develops digital research methods and collections, putting the Frisian case in the regional, national and international spotlight while working together with various national and international institutions.

The  Fryske Akademy is affiliated with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. 


The Mercator European Research Center for Multilingualism and Language Learning is part of the Fryske Akademy and member of several international academic networks. Mercator is a platform for minority languages in Europe and focuses on knowledge gaining, dissemination and application by doing research, undertaking various activities and carrying out projects.


  • Research, development, innovation; Postdoc
  • Language and culture
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • max. €5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT FA 20230328



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