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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
LW/2019/002 - Senior Academic Staff - 30% - Faculty Arts and Philosophy - English linguistics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.
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LW/2019/002 - Senior Academic Staff - 30% - Faculty Arts and Philosophy - English linguistics

Company details

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel – employs more than 6000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.

Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.

The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.

The following form part of the University’s mission:

  • the development, the communication and the application of a high level of academic education and scientific research, free from all preconceived ideas;
  • the translation of these ideals and knowledge into society in the spirit of social engagement;
  • the creation of a society in which everyone is capable of engaging in critical thinking.

Function

Academic department: LIST

Subject area: English linguistics

Teaching: total 10,5 ECTS

Programme Linguistics and Literary Studies

Bachelor Programme:

  • Synchronic Study of English, 1,5 of 3 ECTS (1020985BNR) (with teaching support by assistant, therefore 1,5 ECTS)

Master Programme and Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies:

  • Advanced English Linguistics, 6 ECTS (4020165FNR)
  • Historical English Linguistics, 3 of 6 ECTS (4020166FNR) (with teaching support by assistant, therefore 3 ECTS)

Research:

Research in English Linguistics and General Linguistics from a synchronic, historical, contrastive and/or language acquisition perspective.

Other: Services:

  • Methodological support of linguistic research in research group CLIN. Participation in recruiting activities and promotion of the department and the study programme

Questions about content?

Contact Inge Arteel on +32 (0)2 629 26 47 or via Inge.arteel@vub.be.

Profile

Diploma of doctor in the domain of the English-language linguistics.

As a formal minimum requirement, applicants must a hold a PhD awarded on the basis of an original thesis.

The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Profile requirements:

  • Conducts solid research in the domain of English linguistics, as shown in (co-)authorship of publications in one of the categories of the VABB database
  • Expertise in research methodology, including descriptive and inferential statistical analysis and corpus-analytical techniques
  • Didactic qualities in line with the teaching duties, as shown in a trial teaching session (if only limited teaching experience) or in student evaluations
  • Research based teaching activities in English linguistics, as shown in a clear vision on each of the courses to be taught
  • Active member of an international research network or with a clear vision on how to develop and extend such a network.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.

Members of academic faculty with teaching duties are required to prove their command of the teaching language. E.g.: for teaching in English the candidate provides evidence of proficiency in English at C1 level by submitting a language certificate (or a waiver).

Offer

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at www.vub.ac.be under the heading ‘future employees’.

  • Planned starting date: 01/10/2019
  • Length of contract: 3 years (renewable)
  • Deadline for application: 05/03/2019
Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • A brief CV
  • Comprehensive academic portfolio (incl. teaching evaluations)
  • Teaching vision, detailed for each course in the vacancy
  • Research vision, mentioning the candidate’s five most important publications and a detailed description of the envisaged research programme for 3 years (incl. planning, perspectives, aims, publication plan in accordance with the VABB categories) (max. 2 A4)
  • A concise statement of the reason for applying, including a reflection on the envisaged engagement in the study programme, the department and the research group CLIN, experience with or vision on research management, fundraising, involvement in project supervision, supervision of PhD’s, and this for the course of 3 academic years (max. 2 A4)
  • Diploma’s and certificate of linguistic proficiency

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  • Placed on:Wed 6 February 2019
  • Location:Brussels

Interested?

For more information:
Call ERWIN CASSIMAN
at the number: +32 02 629 24 99

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