Professor by Special Appointment of Lower Saxon/Groningen Language and Culture

The new professor has the following duties:
• coordinate and conduct research into Lower Saxon language and/or culture, with a focus on the Groningen language
• acquire external research grants
• supervise PhD research
• make an inspiring ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
8 - 8 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The new professor has the following duties:
• coordinate and conduct research into Lower Saxon language and/or culture, with a focus on the Groningen language
• acquire external research grants
• supervise PhD research
• make an inspiring contribution to Lower Saxon teaching, with a focus on the Groningen language
• make links between the degree programme(s), the field and research.

Functie-eisen

The candidate:
• has a PhD
• is willing and able to participate in ongoing projects such as the dictionary project
• has an excellent and demonstrable track record in scientific research, and has published articles in relevant journals
• preferably has knowledge of and experience in acquiring external funding for research
• has excellent communication skills and is able to work well as part of a team
• has excellent Dutch language skills and adequate knowledge of English
• preferably has knowledge of and proficiency in the Lower Saxon/Groningen languages is a plus.

Conditions

The appointment is for 0.2 FTE for a period of four years.
The selection procedure may include an assessment.

Application
You may apply for this position until 31 January / before 1 February 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applicants are asked to submit the following:
1. Motivation letter, in which you explain how your research and/or teaching could fit in at the department.
2. CV and list of publications.
3. names and contact details of two referees.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

For more information/the structural report, please contact the secretariat of the Faculty of Arts, Ms A. Vries, phone +31 50 3635834.

Additional information

Prof. G.C. Wakker, Dean of the Faculty
+31 50 3638192,
g.c.wakker@rug.nl

Prof. G.T. Jensma, Professor of Frisian Language and Literature
+31 50 3638836,
g.t.jensma@rug.nl

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Faculty of Arts The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is seeking a professor of Lower Saxon/Groningen Language and Culture. The term Lower Saxon is taken here to apply to the eastern Netherlands and neighbouring communities. The prospective professor is an expert in Groningen and/or Lower Saxon languages, culture and/or identity issues. He/she is also an (inter)nationally recognized expert in one of the following fields: cultural sciences, sociolinguistics and/or dialectology, as demonstrated by a dissertation and other publications and activities. The prospective professor must also have relevant teaching experience. In addition, the professor is expected to have management and organizational experience, preferably in a multidisciplinary environment.

The new professor will form part of the Frisian Language and Culture chair group. The new professor must be able to create and strengthen links between the degree programme(s), the field and research.

The Chair by special appointment is appointed by the Huis van de Groninger Cultuur, with (financial) support provided by the Province of Groningen and the University of Groningen.

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