Doctoral Position in Sociolinguistics
University of Antwerp Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Belgium

Department: Department of Linguistics

Regime Full-time

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The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts is looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of sociolinguistics / (variational) pragmatics.

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of sociolinguistics / (variational) pragmatics. The research project aims to examine to which extent national and subnational cultures of speakers play a role in the way they interact linguistically in commercial and non-commercial public settings in Flanders, Wallonia, the Netherlands and France.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Master of Multilingual Professional Communication, more specifically for the course ‘Communication professionnelle’ (‘Professional communication’).

Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in Linguistics & Literature, Applied Linguistics or equivalent or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • You have an excellent command of Dutch and French and a very good competence in English. You have good social skills (required for the field work you will be involved in). Having basic skills in statistics is an asset.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-year period.
  • The planned start date is 1 November 2023 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will do most of your work at the Stadscampus in Antwerp in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including August, 17 2022 (by midnight Brussels time)
  • Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter; your CV, which clearly shows all relevant experience and competences for this position; a proof of academic writing (e.g. a paper or thesis in the field of linguistics, which you submitted in the context of your (Master) studies).
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Els Tobback, els.tobback@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.


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