Lecturer Business and organizational communication (0.6-0.8 FTE)


Faculty of Arts


University of Groningen

The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5.000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics. We are a team of hardworking and diverse group of 700 staff members.

Job description

Where will you be working on?

You will teach courses on business and/or organizational communication and other discourse and communication courses in the BA of Communication and Information Studies. We are looking for a colleague with expertise in business and professional discourse and communication from a discourse analytical perspective. The candidate should have a thorough and demonstrated understanding of how the social world of businesses and organizations shape and are shaped through language and discourse, and of how this can be studied through a range of methods in the field of applied linguistics, discourse studies and communication sciences.

The candidate should be familiar with, and preferably have worked with a number of qualitative or mixed-methods approaches in the field, such as (but not limited to) narrative analysis, social actor analysis, interaction/conversation analysis, framing, metaphor analysis. You will also teach other courses in the department, depending on your profile, such as general academic skills courses, and/or text analysis courses. Candidates who also have expertise in digital communication, social media or intercultural communication will be favored.
We offer you a position with 100% of your time for teaching (including administration).


What are we looking for?

• You preferably have or are working towards a PhD in a relevant domain of study
• You combine knowledge of business and/or organizational communication with expertise in discourse studies
• You have at least one year of relevant teaching experience and preferably relevant teaching qualifications (such as BKO-Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, UTQ)
• You like to work both independently and in a (virtual) multidisciplinary team and producing high quality works
• You have the ability to communicate and teach in English (at least CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking, preferably C2).

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 48 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 2,960 to a maximum of € 4,670 (salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position
- excluding a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. We offer 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a full-time employment
- an appointment on a temporary basis for 4 years, 0.6-0.8 FTE.

The appointee will ideally commence as soon as possible

We comply to the conditions of employment of the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 28 August 11:59 pm / before 29 August 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

You can fill in the form and upload 3 PDF files (all in English):

1. a letter of motivation
2. a CV and the names and contact details of two referees
3. a brief description of scientific interests; a statement about teaching goals and experience (maximum two pages in total). You can upload this under” extra document” on the website.

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

The selection interviews will take place in September.

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: https://www.rug.nl/[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr M. Huiskes

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 222530

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