Part-time professor Italian Linguistics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Part-time professor Italian Linguistics

Belgium 08 Feb 2021

ABOUT THE INSTITUTION

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.
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1 - Company profile

For almost 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom, equality and connectedness. These values are strongly present on our campuses, in our students as well as our staff. At the VUB, you’ll find a diverse collection of personalities: pure innovators, but especially people who are 100% their authentic selves. With about 3,500 employees, we are the largest Flemish-speaking employer in Brussels, an international city with which we are all too happy to be affiliated and around which our four campuses are located.

Our education and research are grounded in the principles of free research with an eye on human progress. We disapprove of every purely authoritative argument and guarantee the free formation of judgement that is necessary for this basic principle to be incorporated in the community.

The VUB is autonomous and managed democratically. As such, we guarantee fundamental freedoms within our university, as well as the right of the university community to be involved in making and checking university policy.

The mission of the university includes:

2 - Job Description

Education & research domain

Italian linguistics

Teaching

a total of 9 ECTS

Bachelorprogramme Taal- en Letterkunde:

Masterprogramme Taal- en Letterkunde and Multilingual Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies:

Research

Research in Italian linguistics that strengthens and/or broadens the research domains of the department of Linguistics and Literary Studies and one of the relevant research groups (Center for Linguistics and/or Brussels Platform for Digital Humanities) – in particular in the domain of Italian text or corpus linguistics and/or language use in communication and (social) media.

Active fundraising in the relevant domains.

Establishing an international network in the relevant domains.

Other

Supervision of bachelor and master papers in the domain of Italian linguistics.

Participation in the policy structures of the research group(s), the study programme(s), the department and the faculty.

3 - Job profile

Diploma of doctor in Italian Linguistics and Literary Studies, or in a comparable, relevant domain

The candidate is expected to subscribe to the university’s vision of education. (The full text in relation to this is available on the university website.)

Every initial appointment is also dependent on the successful teaching of a trial lesson.

Members of the academic staff who, as title-holders, are charged with teaching assignments, must be able to demonstrate the required knowledge of the language of instruction for the relevant course units. Example: When a course unit is taught in English, the candidate is required to have the appropriate certificate. More information about the regulations concerning the language proficiency you can find via https://jobs.vub.be/content/Regulations-concerning-language-proficiency/

4 - Offer

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, you’ll work, every day, in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Our campuses are located in the middle of a green oasis at the edge of the capital city of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. That city centre, with all its opportunities and possibilities, is easily accessed by public transport in less than half an hour.

Depending on your experience and your academic merits, you’ll receive a salary in one of the grades that have been set by the government. Standard inclusions include hospitalisation insurance and the free use of public transport for your home–work commute. And if you prefer to bike to work? There’s compensation for that too. On both campuses, there are extensive sport facilities available to you and childcare facilities within walking distance.

For more information on what it’s like to work at the VUB, go to www.vub.ac.be/en/jobs.

5 - Additional information

6 - Application

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