Are you an experienced teacher and researcher with expertise in Spanish linguistics, language variation and preferably second language acquisition? And are you enthusiastic about working in an academically challenging and inclusive work environment, where creativity and initiative are valued? Then you have a part to play as assistant professor.
The Hispanic Studies section of Radboud University is looking for an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics with expertise in language variation and preferably additional expertise in second language acquisition. 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 at all levels.
You are an inspiring teacher with a strong international research profile who demonstrates a global perspective on current academic and societal developments. You will be teaching BA and MA courses in Spanish linguistics and second language acquisition (Spanish, English and Dutch); supervise undergraduate students writing their BA or MA theses, participate in educational support activities such as tutoring; and actively contribute to curriculum development. You will be closely involved with the organisation of the Hispanic Studies programme and assist in shaping its future trajectories. Your research will be conducted at 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. The Faculty of Arts at Radboud University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.
You hold a PhD in Spanish linguistics.
You have a track record of international high-profile scholarly publications.
Your research is based on data collected from native speakers. You have a focus on language variation and preferably additional expertise in second language acquisition.
You have the ability to attract external research funding.
You have an international network of contacts in academia as well as with stakeholders in your field, and the ambition to fulfil a leadership position in your field.
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 in teaching non-native speakers at an academic level and have experience with second language acquisition and relevant innovative teaching methods in this field.
You have administrative and organisational skills.
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 within 18 months (part of your teaching duties will be in English).
You have a good command of Dutch, or you are willing to master Dutch at C1 level within 18 months.
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).
If starting before January 2023, the appointment will be for 0.8 FTE research only until January 2023, to give you the opportunity to develop your research plan (and prepare your teaching). From January 2023 to August 2023 the appointment will include 0.4 FTE research time and 0.4 FTE teaching. From September 2023 onwards, the appointment will encompass the regular balance of 0.5 FTE teaching and 0.3 FTE research.
You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 year, 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 Brigitte Adriaensen, Professor at +31 24 361 10 69 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 1 September 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Brigitte Adriaensen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
A letter of motivation.
Your CV, including a list of publications and the names and contact details of three references.
A writing sample, preferably a published article.
The first round of interviews will take place on Friday 23 September. The second round of interviews will take place on Friday 7 October. You may be asked to give a sample lecture to an audience consisting of staff and students. Interviews will include a presentation of teaching and research plans. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2023, or earlier.
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