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Lecturer in Linguistics and African Studies

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    Leiden University
    Language sciences
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    09/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Leiden


Leiden University Centre for Linguistics is looking for a lecturer to teach or co-teach undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistics and African studies. Teaching comprises courses in field methods, language documentation and language endangerment as well as courses on topics such as language and communication in Africa in various programs, including the BA and MA Linguistics, the BA African Languages and Cultures, the Research MA African studies, the BA International Studies and the BA Urban studies. Other responsibilities include the supervision of a number of BA and MA theses, internships and study abroad activities, and attending meetings of the various departments.

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We offer a fixed-term post from 1 August 2021 until 31 July 2022. The position is part-time (0.8 FTE). Salary range from € 2,790.- to € 4,402.- gross per month based on fulltime employement (pay scale 10 , in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). 

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

We firmly believe that diversity together with inclusion is the key driving force for creativity and innovative ideas. We strive to create a working environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.  

Selection process

Online application must be received no later than 9 May 2021, via the blue button of our application system. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled during the month of May, 2021. Applicants should submit online: 

  • A CV including education and employment history, courses taught, languages and proficiency levels, and publications (if applicable);
  • A letter of motivation and teaching statement including a personal vision on academic teaching (max 2 pages);
  • Recent teaching evaluations;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters at this stage).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Additional comments

Enquiries can be made to Prof. Lisa Cheng, the Academic Director of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, e-mail wdlucl@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • PhD in Linguistics;
  • Experience in linguistic fieldwork;
  • Experience in teaching in relevant fields;
  • Dedicated to motivational teaching; 
  • Strong in collegial cooperation;
  • An excellent command of English.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Leiden University
2311 BD
Cleveringaplaats 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 631331
Posting organisation offer ID: 299847


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