Universiteit Leiden

nl en


Assistant Professor in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics

Wetenschappelijke functies
Omvang (fte)
1.0 FTE
Geplaatst op
04 april 2018
01 mei 2018

Nog 6 dagen om te solliciteren

Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) has a vacancy - starting 1 August 2018 - for an Assistant Professor in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics (1.0 FTE).


Key responsibilities

  • Teaching and developing courses in the track Comparative Indo-European Linguistics of BA and MA Linguistics as well as general courses in Linguistics, such as Indo-European Phonology, Indo-European Morphology, Gothic, Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Historical Grammar of Greek (some of them in Dutch, some in English);
  • Research in comparative Indo-European linguistics and supervision of BA and MA theses.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in the field of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics;
  • A broad expertise in teaching and research;
  • Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations);
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience to date, the Assistant Professor may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (UTQ or University Teaching Qualification).

Our Faculty/Institute

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programs for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague.

The Faculty has seven Institutes, among which the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (www.lucl.nl). LUCL has a longstanding tradition in the study of the world’s languages and features unique linguistic expertise. Current theoretical insights are combined with modern experimental methods in its research profile area ‘Language Diversity in the World’.

Terms and conditions

The position is for a period of 1,5 years. The appointment will proceed in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. The salary level ranges from €2,588 to €4,757 gross per month (pay scale  10 or 11), commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Alexander Lubotsky, Professor of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, email a.m.lubotsky@hum.leidenuniv.nl or Prof. Niels Schiller, Director of LUCL, email n.o.schiller@hum.leidenuniv.nl.


Candidates should submit *one* PDF document named ‘Family name – Given name – vacancy number’. This PDF should include:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A detailed CV, listing education and employment history, publications, grants and awards, etc.;
  • A teaching statement (a description of courses taught, teaching interest, teaching evaluations);
  • Names, positions and contact information for three referees (no reference letters).

These documents should be submitted to vacatureslucl@hum.leidenuniv.nl, no later than 1 May 2018, mentioning the vacancy number in the subject line.
Interviews will be held in the week of 28 May 2018. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.