2 PhD positions at the Centre for Language Studies Radboud University Faculty of Arts Netherlands

2 PhD positions at the Centre for Language Studies (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)



As a PhD candidate you will join the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the Faculty of Arts. Your research project and PhD thesis should align with one of the institute’s focus areas.

Descriptions of these areas can be found here.

Work environment

The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 academic and support staff in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, linguistics and information, and communications technology (ICT). Research is embedded in one of the two faculty research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) or the institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS). The faculty currently enrols some 2,400 students in three departments: the department of History, Art History and Classics, that the department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the department of Language and Communication.

What we expect from you

  • a Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2019) in one of the disciplines related to CLS;
  • you are result-oriented and fluent in English, and have excellent writing skills;
  • the support of an intended professorial supervisor;
  • a declaration of approval written by your intended supervisor at CLS;
  • demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;
  • the gross starting salary amounts to €2,325 per month, and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year;
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • duration of the contract: 4 years;
  • your performance will be evaluated after 18 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;
  • you will be classified as a PhD Candidate (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

The intended start date is 1 September 2019. The first round of interviews will take place on Thursday 6 June 2019.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Faculty of Arts
Further information on: Principal Investigators
Further information on: Two PhD positions

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Peter van der Heiden, Coordinator of the Graduate School for the Humanities
Telephone: + 31 24 361 55 59
E-mail: gshcoordinator@let.ru.nl

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of dr. Peter van der Heiden) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • list of all grades obtained in BA and MA degrees
  • summary of your project proposal
  • names of the intended supervisors
  • declaration of approval from intended professorial supervisor at CLS
  • The application should consist of a summary (500 words maximum) of your proposal, the names of the intended supervisors of your project, your curriculum vitae and a list of all grades obtained for your BA and MA degrees. Your application must be supported by a declaration of approval written by your intended supervisor at CLS, whom you should contact well in advance of the deadline. Your daily supervisor may be a professor, an associate professor or an assistant professor, but you will always need the support of an intended professorial supervisor. (Information on possible supervisors and their fields of expertise is available on our website). Please make sure that all information is provided in a single PDF document, which can be uploaded using the 'Apply' button.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to write a full proposal, to be submitted before 27 May 2019, in accordance with the guidelines that can be downloaded from www.ru.nl/cls/PhDpositions.

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