Are you passionate about Francophone culture? Do you love teaching and doing research in an academically inspiring and inclusive work environment? And would you like to strengthen Francophone perspectives on contemporary media and visual culture, migration, intercultural communication, and political cultures at our university? Then this might be the position for you!
The French language and culture programme at Radboud University is looking for an Assistant Professor specialised in Francophone culture and language. We are seeking a committed colleague who will both strengthen our course offerings and contribute to transdisciplinary collaborations within the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
You are an inspiring teacher with a strong international research profile and demonstrate a global perspective on current academic and societal developments. You will teach and coordinate several courses in the Bachelor's degree programme in French language and culture, including language acquisition courses. You will also teach in various Master's degree specialisations at the Faculty of Arts, and the national Masterlanguage programme. You will play a key role in further integrating our language and culture teaching. In addition, you will supervise students, participate in educational support activities such as tutoring, and actively contribute to the development of our curriculum.
You will furthermore contribute to management tasks in our chair group and department, including outreach programmes. Your research will be embedded in the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). You will participate in RICH research groups and contribute to RICH in general. You will conduct disciplinary and transdisciplinary research, publish in relevant academic journals, supervise PhD projects, and build international networks with academics and societal partners. In addition, you will seek external funding and be active in public engagement activities. In so doing, you will help promote an academically challenging, societally engaged and inclusive work environment. In this position 60% of your working hours will be reserved for teaching and 40% for research.
You hold a PhD degree in a relevant field, with a specialty in Francophone culture and preferably with expertise in migration studies, contemporary media and visual culture, intercultural communication, or modern political cultures.
You have a track record of international high-profile scholarly publications.
You have experience with outreach activities.
You have a formal university teaching qualification (UTQ), or are committed to obtaining one within two years.
You have experience in teaching at both Bachelor's and Master's levels, including teaching expertise in language acquisition.
You have a clear research agenda in the field of Francophone culture, and are able to attract external research funding to implement it.
You are a native or near-native speaker of French.
You have good English language skills, and are willing to learn Dutch within two years of your appointment.
You have a proactive, can-do mindset, and a track record as a flexible team player.
You have a proven ability to work in an inter- and transdisciplinary setting.
The Faculty of the Arts at Radboud University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.
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.
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!
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 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Additional employment conditions
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.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact prof.dr. Alicia Montoya, Full Professor at Alicia.email@example.com.
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 5 September 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to prof.dr. Alicia Montoya. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
A motivation letter.
Your CV, including a list of publications and the contact details of three references.
A writing sample, preferably a published article.
The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 14 September. A sample lecture can be part of the selection procedure. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2023.
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