A sociolinguist, (linguistic) anthropologist, or linguist with an MSc degree and with affinity for doing qualitative fieldwork with a strong interest in multilingualism, multilingual and intercultural communication. The successful candidate is proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and German and has a desire to know more about the dialect spoken in Meuse-Rhine Euregion.
ConditionsWe offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The PhD candidate will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within the research programme of Arts, Media and Culture and contribute to the development and outreach of ITEM. She / he will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.
We offer a 4 year full-time appointment as PhD student.
The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended with another 3 years.
Your workload will be the normal workload for the position of PhD students. Currently this implies 80% research activities and 20% teaching activities.
Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of € 2.174,- with a yearly growth to € 2.779- gross a month (based on a full-time appointment.)
Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.
Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.
You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.