Assistant Professor of International Business Communication Spanish Radboud University, Faculty of Arts Netherlands

Assistant Professor of International Business Communication Spanish 


Faculty of Arts 
Vacancy number: 23.39.18 
Application deadline: 3 February 2019



You will develop and provide English-taught BA and MA courses in Spanish language proficiency, language management in international organisations, global corporate communication and cross-cultural management within the International Business Communication degree programme, notably for the Spanish section of the department of Communication and Information Studies. You will supervise students doing internships or projects or preparing theses in the field of organisational communication, and you will conduct research on the role of language and culture in international organisations and/or organisational communication in an international context. Furthermore, you will be expected to contribute to the acquisition of externally funded research projects and write project proposals. In addition, you will participate in or lead working groups, committees and/or project teams at the department, faculty or university level.


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 to approximately 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). 
The candidate will be hosted at the Centre of Language and Speech Technology (CLST).


What we expect from you

  • you hold a PhD degree in Communication and Information Studies or a related discipline;

  • you have an MA degree in Spanish;

  • you have an excellent command of the Spanish language (CEFR – C2) and hold a certificate of proficiency in Spanish;

  • you have an excellent command of the English language and hold a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE);

  • you have university teaching experience at various levels and, where necessary, are able to contribute ideas on how to innovate education;

  • you hold a University Teaching Qualification (BKO), or are willing to obtain such a qualification in a short period of time;

  • you have expertise in the field of language and culture and/or linguistic aspects in the domain of business communication, as evidenced by relevant publications;

  • you have experience with BA and MA thesis supervision;

  • you have an international network of academic contacts and are an ambitious researcher, as evidenced by publications;

  • you should have the following competencies: conceptual ability, social awareness, presentation skills, collaboration, result focus and initiative.


What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;

  • the gross monthly salary will be between €3,545 and €5,513 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11 or 12), depending on qualifications and experience;

  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

  • term of contract: this is a temporary position for a period of one year, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by one year;

  • classification in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO): Assistant Professor, Level 2;

  • you will be able to make use of our 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 labour market and with finding an occupation.


Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Faculty of Arts


For more information about this vacancy, please contact: 
Berna Hendriks, Assistant Professor
Telephone: +31 24 361093


Are you interested?


You should upload your application (attn. of drs. M.J.M. van Nijnatten) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Letter of motivation

  • CV

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