[Elsnet-list] 2 phd positions in Tilburg

M.G.J. Swerts M.G.J.Swerts at uvt.nl
Thu Feb 16 20:27:49 CET 2012

Dear colleague,

We currently have two vacancies for PhD candidates.  See details below.
Many thanks!

Marc Swerts

For the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) research program "Language, Communication and Cognition" (LCC), we are looking for two new, enthusiastic and competent PhD colleagues.

If you are interested in one of these positions, you will need to identify a potential research topic related to one of the research themes of the LCC program. Current themes include:

- Social media and interpersonal communication.

- Professional communication (medical, business, etc.).

- Alignment and adaptation in communication.

- Social exclusion and other social aspects of interaction.

- Emotion and speech.

- Language acquisition and learning.

- Multimodality and communication.

- Language and speech production.

- Visual communication (diagrams, metaphors, etc.).

- Gesture and other forms of non-verbal behavior

For the positions we seek candidates with a background in a relevant discipline, including Psycholinguistics, Communication & Information Sciences, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology or some related area, with experience in doing experiments and analyzing data.

The PhD candidates have a good (research) master degree in one of the aforementioned areas, a strong interest in doing research, excellent writing skills and a good command of English. Developing and defending a research plan is part of the procedure.

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. The collective labour agreement of Tilburg University applies. The selected candidates will start with a contract for one year, concluded by an evaluation. Upon a positive outcome of the first-year evaluation, the candidate will be offered an employment contract for the remaining years. Candidates with a Research Master (MPhil) will be offered a 1+2 years-contract. Master students might be offered a 1+3 years-contract. It is also possible to work 80% instead of fulltime. The PhD candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as a PhD-student (promovendus) with a starting salary of € 2.042,-- gross per month in the first year, up to € 2.612,-- in the fourth year (amounts fulltime). The selected candidate is expected to have written a PhD thesis by the end of the contract (which may be based on articles).

Research in the Department of Communication and Information Sciences is located in the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC). TiCC consists of two research programs: Language, Communication and Cognition (LCC) and Creative Computing (CC). There is a strong emphasis on experimental research and interdisciplinary cooperation. More information about the research programs can be found at http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/ticc/. There is a strong emphasis on experimental work and interdisciplinary cooperation. The department DCI is responsible for a flourishing academic programme Communication and Information Sciences (CIW), that annually attracts about 120 Bachelor students, 130 Pre-master and 200 Master students. The department is also co-responsible for the Research Master Language and Communication. More information about the DCI department can be found at www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/dci/<http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/dci/>.

For more information on the positions, please contact one of LCC program leaders prof.dr. Emiel Krahmer (E.J.Krahmer at uvt.nl<mailto:E.J.Krahmer at uvt.nl>, +311346630700) or prof.dr. Marc Swerts (M.G.J.Swerts at uvt.nl<mailto:M.G.J.Swerts at uvt.nl>, +31134662922).

Applications should include.

- a cover letter.

- a Curriculum Vitae.

- a 2-page research proposal on a selected theme, plus names of potential supervisor and promotor.

- names of two references.

The only way to apply is via the online link at the bottom of this vacancy: "apply direct". If you receive this vacancy via eg. E-mail, please look at the vacancy located at: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/. Applications should be sent before the application deadline of March 24, 2012. Interviews are expected to be held in April 2012. Starting dates are flexible, so applicants who expect to graduate in the summer of 2012 are also invited to apply.
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