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Contact Dr. Deniz Tat
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
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The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) invites applications for a
Lectureship in Turkish (0,80 FTE)

Key responsibilities

Teaching Turkish language courses from beginners' to advanced levels at undergraduate and graduate levels;
Taking an active role in curriculum development;
Thesis supervision, if applicable;
Administrative duties;
Representation of the field to local and external audiences.

Selection criteria

A PhD degree is preferred, ideally in teaching Turkish as a foreign language or equivalent, e.g. applied linguistics, foreign language pedagogy or second language acquisition with a specialization in Turkish; candidates with an MA degree in these areas and considerable experience in teaching Turkish to speakers of other languages are also encouraged to apply;
Commitment to and expertise in high-quality, multi-media and multi-mode teaching experience;
Fluent or near Fluent proficiency in Turkish;
Experience in teaching Turkish as a second language at university level;
Ability to teach content courses in Middle East Studies (culture, history, linguistics, society, etc) may be an advantage;
An excellent command of English. Most MA programs at Leiden University are taught in English, and English is used in BA teaching as well.

Terms and conditions
We offer a part-time, for 30,4 hours per week, fixed-term post for the period of two years starting August 1 2019 until July 31 2021 inclusive. Salary range from €2709.- to €4978.- gross per month based on fulltime employment (pay scale 10-11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), depending on education and work 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. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

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

Enquiries can be made to dr. Deniz Tat, email, telephone +31 71 527 7100.

Please submit online your application no later than 14 April 2019 via the blue button in our application system.

Interviews will take place early May. Please ensure that you include in one single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given Name – Vacancy Number' and in this order:

A CV including education and employment history, courses taught, languages and proficiency levels, and publications (if applicable);
A letter of motivation including personal vision of foreign language pedagogy and its relation to teaching Turkish to speakers of other languages (max 2 pages);
Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this stage).
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