2 PhD positions at the Centre for Language Studies 2018, Netherlands


April 17, 2018


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2 PhD positions at the Radboud University


As a PhD candidate, you will participate in the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the Faculty of Arts at Radboud University. Your research project and PhD thesis should align with one of the institute’s focus areas. Descriptions of these areas can be found on www.ru.nl/cls/.

Work environment

The Faculty of Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and communication and information studies, which together cater for about 2,400 students and collaborate closely in teaching and research. 

Research at the Faculty of Arts is embedded in two research institutes: the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) and the Centre for Language Studies (CLS).


  • a Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2018) in one of the disciplines represented in CLS;
  • you are result-oriented, are fluent in English and have excellent writing skills;
  • the support of a provisional supervisor at the professor level;
  • a written approval statement from your provisional PhD supervisor at CLS;
  • demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.

The offer

  • employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month based on full-time employment, and will increase to €2,840 per month in the fourth year (P scale);
  • duration of the contract: 4 years;
  • you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;
  • you will be classified as a PhD student (Promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
  • you will be able to make use of the Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labor market and with finding an occupation.

Other Information

Selected applicants will be invited to write a full proposal according to the guidelines that can be downloaded on www.ru.nl/cls/PhDpositions. The proposal must be submitted before 28 May. Interviews will be held on 6 June.


The application should consist of a summary of your proposal (500 words max.), the names of the provisional supervisors of your project, your curriculum vitae and a list of all grades obtained for your BA and MA degrees. 

Your application must be supported by a written approval statement from your provisional PhD supervisor at CLS, whom you should contact well in advance of the deadline. Your daily supervisor may be a professor, an associate professor or an assistant professor, but you will always need the support of a provisional PhD supervisor at the professor level. (Information on possible supervisors and their fields of expertise is available from www.ru.nl/cls/meet-our-staff/researchers-cls/pis/) 

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April 10, 2018
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