Friday, 9 May 2014

Job Leiden University - Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Brazilian linguistics and language teaching

Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Brazilian linguistics and language teaching

Specifications - (explanation)

Location Leiden
Function typesProfessors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
Scientific fieldsBehaviour and Society, Language and Culture
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Job number 14-129
About employer Leiden University
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Job description

  • Teaching and developing courses in Brazilian linguistics and Brazilian Portuguese language acquisition in the department Latin American Studies and the BA International Studies.
  • Participation in developing the linguistics curriculum of LUCL, and implementation of innovative concepts for language teaching.
  • Research in Brazilian linguistics and supervision of BA, MA and PhD students.
  • Participation in ongoing research at LUCL, acquisition of research grants at the national and European level.
  • Managerial responsibilities inside and outside of the department (Latin American Studies) for Brazilian linguistics and and Brazilian Portuguese language teaching.


  • A PhD in Brazilian Portuguese linguistics.
  • Experience with teaching Brazilian linguistics and Brazilian Portuguese language acquisition.
  • Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations).
  • An interest in and preferably experience with research-driven teaching.
  • Excellent research qualities and an active research profile in the study of Brazilian Portuguese linguistics.
  • Research experience in the study of Portuguese language variation in Latin America.
  • Native or near native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
  • Non-Dutch nationals are expected to fluently speak Dutch within two years after their appointment.
Leiden University requires staff to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualifications (BKO). In case the successful applicant does not posseses this qualification or its equivalent, the Institute will offer support in obtaining it.

Conditions of employment

The successful candidate will closely collaborate with other members of LUCL and especially with members of the department Latin American Studies, who are involved in language teaching. The position is for 1,0 fte as Universitair Docent for two years, with the possibility of an extension for two more years. The salary depends on qualifications and experience and is ranges from € 2.427, - to € 4.462, - per month (salary scale 10 or 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. 


Leiden University
Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.

Additional information

Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Luz Rodríguez-Carranza, Professor of Languages and Literatures of Latin America, e-mail  and/or Prof.dr. Johan Rooryck, Professor French Linguistics, e-mail:
Candidates should submit *one* PDF document named ‘Family name – Given name – vacancy number’.

This PDF should include:
  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, listing education and employment history, publications, grants and awards, etc.
  • A teaching statement (a description of courses taught and teaching interest).
  • A research agenda with clear potential for grant applications to external funding agencies.
  • Names, positions and contact information for two referees (no reference letters). 

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