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Within the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication of the Faculty of Humanities (FGW), the chair of Language and Communication will play a vital …

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
€ 5582 - € 8127 per maand


Within the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication of the Faculty of Humanities (FGW), the chair of Language and Communication will play a vital role by studying the interplay between language, interaction and communication. The chair will investigate how the design of texts, images, and conversations, has particular consequences for participants involved, in their role of, e.g., customer, voter, or patient, and how organizations may improve communication designs tailored to relevant media platforms. The Department seeks to hire a candidate who stimulates cross-disciplinary research and has a proven expertise in adopting innovative approaches across methodologies in the domain of language and communication studies.

  • teach on the bachelor programme including the first year and on the (research) Master programmes
  • further develop the international bachelor specialization Language and Media
  • conduct research in the field of Language and Communication in relation to other disciplines
  • acquire external research funding and contribute to economic and societal valorization
  • supervise the chair group’s teaching and research staff, including Ph.D. scholars


  • an outstanding international reputation in terms of research, as shown by multiple and substantial publications in the field of language use (and social media)
  • methodological expertise and experience in conducting interdisciplinary research
  • ample managerial experience
  • a track record of acquiring research projects
  • demonstrable excellence in didactic skills


A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €5,582 (H2) and a maximum €8,127 (H2), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 2 years, with the prospect of a permanent contract.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment,
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP),
  • contribution to commuting allowance based on public transport

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter before March 21, 2019.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Prof. dr. Diederik Oostdijk
Position: Chair of Department
E-mail: d.m.oostdijk@vu.nl
Telephone: 020 59 82044

Relocation support
If you have any questions regarding moving to Amsterdam and working at VU Amsterdam, you may contact:

Name: Wytske Siegersma
Position: Relocation Advisor
E-mail: relocations@vu.nl
Telephone: +31 (20) 59 85037

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