Professor of Frisian Language and Culture (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Arts


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen and the Faculty of Arts recently formulated a new Strategic Plan for the coming five years, with a focus on research, societal impact, and the further development of innovative learning (active and blended learning). We focus on the development of interdisciplinary research and teaching in the fields of Healthy Ageing and Public Health, Energy Transition and Climate Adaption, Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence, and Governance and Politics for a Sustainable Society. Please follow this link if you would like to learn more about our strategic plans (UG Strategic Plan: http:// and Faculty of Arts Strategic Plan:

Job description

Are you passionate about the Frisian language and culture? Do you have a track record in research, in higher education, and in leadership in an academic environment? Are you willing to join our academic community in Groningen and manage our research group on Frisian Language and Culture? And do you enjoy conducting research that shows how the Frisian language stands in relation to the growing multilingualism in our society? Then you might be our next Professor of Frisian Language and Culture at the University of Groningen.


Who are we looking for? A candidate who:

● has a strong national and international profile, and holds a PhD in one of the subfields of Frisian Studies
● has an excellent research reputation, as demonstrated by publications that are relevant to the profile of the chair
● has experience in successfully applying for research funding from national and/or international funding bodies
● has developed their own line of research within the spectrum of Frisian Studies as described above
● has excellent teaching skills, an innovative vision on inter- and multidisciplinary teaching, and extensive experience with teaching and performing administrative tasks in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
● is highly experienced with successfully supervising PhD students
● contributes to and leads the development of curricula in the field of Frisian Studies (including education for professionals) as well as other relevant degree programmes within the University of Groningen
● is able to maintain good contacts with the Province of Fryslân/Dutch Government as major stakeholders
● has a relevant strategic network, both internationally and nationally
● has a sound vision on and proven experience with creating societal impact, and initiates and participates in activities aimed at cooperating with social partners and disseminating academic knowledge to a wider audience
● has good communication skills and is a result-oriented team player
● has proven excellent leadership and organizational skills
● is capable and experienced with acting in a politically sensitive environment
● is fluent in Frisian and Dutch or English (level C1 of the CEFR).

Conditions of employment

The appointment is at the level of Full Professor with a gross monthly salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, of between € 5,864 and a maximum of € 8,539 (salary scale H2 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities, CAO NU) for a full-time position. In addition, you will receive an 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

We comply with the terms of employment as stipulated in the CAO NU. For more detail on employment conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please visit:

Starting date: ideally as soon as possible, 1 November 2022 at the latest.

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 19 June 11:59pm / 20 June 2022, Dutch local time (CET), via the application form (click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the vacancy on the University website).

Please fill in the form and upload four PDF files:

1. A motivation letter and qualifications for the position
2. A curriculum vitae with a list of five self-selected best papers or publications, a complete list of publications, and the names and contact details of at least three referees
3. A brief description of your academic interests and plans and a statement about teaching goals and experience (maximum two pages in total)
4. An appropriate and characteristic sample of your writing.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will take place in June and July 2022.

A trial lecture and a research presentation are part of the standard procedure. A leadership assessment may be part of the procedure.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

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Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Anthonya Visser, Dean of the Faculty of Arts

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 222349E

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