LINGUIST List 32.1159

Thu Apr 01 2021

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Leiden University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 27-Mar-2021
From: Lisa Cheng <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Leiden University
Department: Centre for Linguistics
Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


Leiden University Centre for Linguistics is looking for an assistant professor to conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociolinguistics in Leiden and The Hague.

The responsibilities are:
- Teaching and developing relevant courses for the BA programs International Studies, Urban Studies, the Leiden University College, and the Honours College;
- Supervising BA and MA theses;
- Conducting research in the field of sociolinguistics including regular dissemination of results through appropriate channels;
- Securing external funding for research;
- Contributing to organizational activities of the Institute

We are looking for a promising scholar to join our team by bringing in expertise in the study of language in society. An interest in and ability to teach interdisciplinary courses on topics such as multilingualism and migration, political discourse, language and diversity, and language and identity is desirable.

Selection criteria:
- PhD in Linguistics, Communication Studies, Discourse Studies or other relevant field;
- In-depth knowledge of the most recent developments in sociolinguistics;
- In-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques;
- Experience with research-driven teaching;
- Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations);
- A promising research agenda informed by national and international funding priorities;
- An excellent command of English. If the lecturer is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch (level B1) within two years of taking up duty

Please submit online your application no later than April 27, 2021. Your application should include:
- A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught;
- A letter of motivation outlining a research agenda in the field of sociolinguistics and a teaching statement (max 2 pages);
- Two sample course descriptions;
- Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this point).

Interviews will be held in the last two weeks of May 2021 (17 - 28 May). A teaching and research presentation will be part of the procedure. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

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

To apply, please visit the application link below and then please submit via the blue button on that page.

Application Deadline: 27-Apr-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. dr. Lisa Cheng

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