Construction grammars in and between minds, communities, computers

The international conference ICCG11 will take place at the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen), Belgium, 18-20 August 2021. ICCG11 will cover a broad range of topics related to various constructionist approaches to language, including but not limited to cognitive construction grammar, embodied construction grammar, fluid construction grammar, radical construction grammar, sign based construction grammar, frame semantics. The conference also acts as a forum of discussion between different approaches. The theme of this edition of the conference is the following: how do constructions model language in minds, communities, or computers? Submissions for presentations, posters, or workshops are particularly welcomed along the lines of this theme, but submissions may also be related to other aspects of constructionist linguistics.

Call for Papers:

PRESENTATION FORMATS:
Full papers will be allotted 20 minutes, followed by 5-7 minutes for discussion. Posters will be presented in a special session and remain on display during the conference.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS FOR THE GENERAL SESSION:
Abstracts for General Session papers and posters can be submitted until 15 February 2021. Please visit https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/construction-grammars/calls-and-circulars/, where you will also find a submission template (or go to the submission facility directly: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccg11).

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Abstracts should also list three to five keywords.

Since all abstracts will be submitted to blind review, no author-specific information must be available in the text of the abstract or in the file metadata.

Abstracts will not be edited for typing, spelling, or grammatical errors after submission. Therefore, abstracts should comply with the layout requirements:
– Abstracts must be single-spaced and fully justified. The standard font will be Calibri, size 11. Margins should be set at 2,54 cm (1 inch) all around.
– References will have a hanging indent of 1,27 cm (0.5 inch).
– Submit the abstract as a .doc, .docx or .odt document. If it contains special characters, please send a PDF version to iccg11uantwerpen.be.

EXISTING SUBMISSIONS:
If you already submitted an abstract for the conference during the first call before postponement due to COVID19, the following guidelines apply:
– In case your abstract was accepted, it remains accepted
– You are given the opportunity to revise your accepted abstract until the new submission deadline
– If you plan on presenting on a different topic instead, please make a new submission (do not replace an existing submission in this case!)
– If you no longer want to present your accepted abstract, please notify us, so that we can remove it
– In case your abstract was not accepted, you are free to submit a new, revised version of your abstract, which will be treated as a new submission

MULTIPLE PAPERS:
One person may submit a single-authored abstract and a co-authored one (not as first author) or two co-authored abstracts (only one as first author). Note that keynote papers within workshops count as ordinary papers.

EVALUATION:
Abstracts submitted to the general session and to the poster session will be evaluated by two members of the Scientific Committee. Workshop papers receive two evaluations by Scientific Committee members and one by the workshop convenor(s).

NOTIFICATIONS:
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31 March 2021.

Taal & Tongval 2020: Perspectives for research on language variation and change

27 November 2020, Ghent, Belgium 

Increasingly, ever larger data collections become available for research into language variation and change, both of existing and new data, structured as well as unstructured. At the same time, surprising combinatorial possibilities arise in the diversity of data collections. Next to the increasing digitization of existing data in research on language and speech, also new types of data emerge. Digital communication for instance gives rise to new forms of networks forming and influencing language, and in large amounts. Does this lead to new research questions and techniques, and does it afford new insights? Or can also the classic fundamental questions be answered in a more directed way using larger amounts of data? 

At the same time, new techniques are being developed to process and analyse (large amounts of) language data. Recent years have seen a rapprochement between computer science, computational linguistics, and historical variation linguistics. Computational methods, for instance, make large amounts of language data more easily accessible for further analysis, and facilitate the identification of patterns of variation and change in them. Besides methods imported from other scientific fields, this also concerns specific techniques for the analysis of language and speech, such as Natural Language Processing or acoustic analysis. New approaches in dialectometry with large and diverse data collections, and research on variation based on large language corpora and computer-mediated communication (CMC) have in recent years led to numerous new findings. What is the current state of art, and what new insights may we expect into the rise and spread of language variation, both looking back into the past and forward into the future? How do we deal with variation in space (diatopic) and time (diachronic)? How do we treat structural and semantic (both onomasiological and semasiological) features? The availability of big data clearly forces us to return to the basic questions of linguistic research.

Call for Papers: 

Meanwhile, different types of research have already delivered a number of promising results. The 2020 edition of the Taal & Tongval symposium therefore focuses on the budding perspectives that ‘big data’ affords for research on language variation and change. We request abstracts for 20-minute presentations focussing on one or more of the questions raised above. Researchers working on aspects of language variation and change in the Low Countries are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts, but abstracts concerning more general theoretical questions or research on variation in other languages are also welcome. 

Abstracts and presentations can be in Dutch or English. 

Anonymous abstracts of 300-500 words can be submitted until 1 May 2020 by attachment to an email to taalentongval2020@ugent.be. Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should be given in the text of the email. Notification of acceptance will be given by 20 May 2020.

PLIN Day 2020: Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world

Friday May 15th, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) 

The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). The conference has established itself over the years as an international forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and has brought together researchers from all over the world.

The 2020 PLIN Day will take place on Friday, May 15th and is devoted to “Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world”. It offers academics, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students an excellent opportunity to access, share and discuss cutting-edge research in the field. The following (non-exhaustive) list of themes will be covered this year:

  • The use of (corpus) linguistic methods in the study of organizational communication and/or the characteristics of business language
  • Research on techniques and practices for clear and simple communication within organizations. This includes techniques for simplifying documents issued by organizations in order to enhance accessibility.
  • The challenges of the use of “English as a lingua franca” in organizational communication and, more generally, of communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations.
  • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication

The core of the conference will consist in keynote sessions but participants will also have the opportunity to present their most recent research and/or work in progress during an interactive poster session.

Keynote speakers

Isabelle Clerc, Université de Laval

Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank

Michael Handford, Cardiff University

Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent

CALL for posters

In addition to the keynote sessions, an interactive poster session will be organized to enable participants to present their most recent research and/or work in progress. We invite abstracts (between 300 and 500 words) addressing topics such as:

  • (Corpus) linguistic methods applied to the study of organizational communication
  • Analyses of functional and formal characteristics of business language
    • Clear and simple (written or oral) communication within organizations
    • “English as a lingua franca” in organizational communication
    • Communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations
    • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication

We welcome contributions about languages other than Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

The posters (poster size: 900 x 1200 mm) will be presented in English (poster size: 900 x 1200 mm). Further information on the posters will be provided in due course. The presence of the author (or at least one of the authors) is required as short oral presentations of the posters will also be organized in a poster boost session.

Abstract submissions should be sent by 5 March 2020 to the following address: plindayucl@uclouvain.be.

Acceptance for posters will be notified by 27 March 2020.

For more informationhttps://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/ilc/plin/plinday2020.html

Important dates

1 March, 2020: Registration opens

5 March 2020: Deadline for abstract submissions
27 March 2020: Notification of acceptance for a poster presentation
7 May, 2020: Registration closes

Organizing committee

Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 

Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain

Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain

Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain

Laura Penha-Marion, Université catholique de Louvain

Scientific committee

Andrea Catellani, Université catholique de Louvain

Isabelle Clerc, Université de Laval

Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 

Amandine Dumont, Université catholique de Louvain

Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank

Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain

Michael Handford, Cardiff University

Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain

Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent

Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain

Sandrine Roginsky, Université catholique de Louvain

Lieve Vangehuchten, Universiteit Antwerpen

Job: Turkish linguist (Acapela)

Professor in Spanish Linguistics and Spanish Language proficiency

Overview

The candidate is a native Standard Turkish speaker with a training in linguistics and phonetics. He/she will be part of a team that designs, develops, tests, and deploys Text-To-Speech technologies supporting a range of products and services in a large portfolio of languages. With other members of the team, he/she will participate in the development of a new Standard Turkish voice that will help a large number of people around the world.

Job description

• Assist computer scientists in the development of a new Standard Turkish voice

• Assist computer scientists in the validation of the current Standard Turkish Text-to-Speech system

• Checking audio recordings versus text script (word mistakes, erroneous pronunciations…)

• Validate phonetic lexicons

• Phonetic validation of audio recordings

• Native Standard Turkish speaker

• Fluent in English or French to communicate with the team

• Curiosity about phonetics and languages

• Working knowledge of Windows or Linux

• Team player with good interpersonal skills

Duration

9 months

Location

In Mons (Belgium), possibility to work partly from home

Type of contract

Fixed-term contract as an employee of Acapela (or consultancy if preferred)

Start date

March 2020

Contact

Vincent Pagel 

Acapela Group R&D and Linguistic Resources Manager 

linguistic@acapela-group.com 

Address: blvd Dolez, 33 B7000 MONS

About Acapela Group

Acapela Group brings together talented people from very different backgrounds and areas of expertise, resulting in a rich cultural and multilingual environment. We work on voices and languages, we look at the whole world and all application fields to help us create authentic and genuine voices that change or simplify people’s daily lives.

www.acapela-group.com

Job: Professor in Spanish Linguistics and Spanish Language proficiency

Experience: 

You have carried out high-quality scientific research in the domain of Spanish linguistics as appears from publications in high-quality scientific journals and/or peer-reviewed books; 
You are able to initiate and guide scientific research and to collect the necessary funds for this; 
You have the necessary didactic knowledge to help university students develop academic skills within the domains of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency; 
You have demonstrable expertise in academic education in the domains of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency; 
You have an excellent spoken and written command of Spanish. 

Recommended are: 

International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your highest academic degree; 
Experience in writing and acquiring (international) research projects within the domain of Spanish linguistics; 
Positive evaluations of previous academic teaching experiences; 
Professionalization of education 

Skills / Attitude: 

You are quality-oriented; 
You take initiative; 
If you are not a Dutch native speaker and/or have no sufficient command of this language, you are prepared to learn the language; 
You have good organisational, interpersonal and communicative skills; 
You are a team player. 

Admission Requirements: 

You are a thesis-based doctorate holder or you hold a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education). 

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment. 

You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 september 2020. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma. 

Appointment Information: 

We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor. 
Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education. 

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 september 2020. 

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2020 

Web Address for Applications: https://bit.ly/39iAkqB 
Contact Information:
Professor Renata Enghels 
Email: Renata.Enghels@ugent.be 
Phone: 003292644048 

AFLS 2020: ‘Le français aujourd’hui, entre discours et usages’

15-17 June 2020, Brussels

AFLS 2020 : Colloque de l’ AFLS (Association d’études en langue française)

The conference will be an opportunity to explore the French language in relation to all aspects of its variation(s), and also to consider discourses around the language, whether by specialists or other. 

Invited speakers: 
Dalila Ayoun (University of Arizona) 
Carole Etienne (Laboratoire ICAR, CNRS) 
Jean-Marie Klinkenberg (Université de Liège) 
Marie-Louise Moreau (Université de Mons)

Call for Papers: 

Abstracts for presentation of papers are invited in the following areas, among others: 
– variation in French (geographical, diaphasic, diastratic, diamesic); 
– relations between language, discourse and society; 
– representations of language and linguistic practices; 
– discourses on the norm; 
– French as a first language, second language, language of instruction, etc.; 
– French in social networks; 
– French in language contact situations; 
– French in the francophone space; 
– language policy surrounding French; 
– etc. 

A special panel will be devoted to the theme of variation in the expression of the future in French. Proposals are welcome for other panels. 

The languages of the conference are both French and English, with proposals to be written in the language intended for the presentation. Presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions). 
Abstracts (400 words maximum, title and references included) should be submitted by the deadline of 31 January 2020 at https://afls2020.sciencesconf.org/. Abstracts should be anonymous, and should indicate the subject area(s) (e.g. from the above list above).

27th International conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar

17-19 August 2020, KU Leuven (Belgium)

HPSG is a well-developed, precisely formalized theory of grammar whose architecture is based on the notion of constraint satisfaction. Linguistic objects are modeled as feature structures organized via a system of types and constraint inheritance, drawing key insights from research in object-oriented paradigms. The HPSG community values explicit, large-scale grammar development and explores psycholinguistic models, as well as the development of efficient computational systems for processing natural languages using HPSG grammars. 

The 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on August 17 – 19, 2020 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Abstracts are invited that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and/or Sign-Based Construction Grammar. 

Conference Format: 
The HPSG 2020 conference will consist of a two-day main conference, preceded by a half-day workshop on Treebanking. 

Invited Speakers for the main conference: 
Laura Michaelis, University of Colorado Boulder 
Gert Webelhuth, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Keynote speaker for the workshop on Treebanking: 
Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen 

Venue: 
The HPSG 2020 Conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts (Erasmushuis) at the KU Leuven, Belgium.

Second Call for Papers: 

Submission Deadline: February 29th, 2020 

The 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on August 17th – 19th, 2020 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Abstracts are invited that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and/or Sign-Based Construction Grammar. 

Submissions:  
Two types of submissions are admitted both for the main conference and the workshop: 
  *   Long papers (4-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 30 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion) 
  *   Short papers (2-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 15 minute presentation + 5 minute discussion) 

Please note that abstracts submitted for the ”long paper” track can be accepted as ”short papers” (and vice versa). Only ”long papers” will appear in the proceedings. 

All abstracts (written in English) should be submitted in PDF format via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hpsg-27-leuven-2020 . 

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. The submissions should not include the authors’ names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references. Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair (anke.hollerphil.uni-goettingen.de). 

A call for contributions to the proceedings will be issued after the Conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are available at: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/ . 

Important Dates: 
Abstract submission deadline: February 29th, 2020 (12 midnight GMT) 
Notifications of acceptance: May 1st, 2020 
Conference proceedings submission: October 15th, 2020 

Local Organizing Committee Chairs: 
Frank Van Eynde (KU Leuven, Belgium) 
Liesbeth Augustinus (KU Leuven, Belgium) 
Any questions to the local organization should be posted to: frank@pricie.ccl.kuleuven.be 

PhD fellowship in contrastive corpus linguistics (French/Dutch/English), University of Liège, Belgium

The Department of Modern Languages of the University of Liège (Belgium) and the Institute for Language and Communication at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) are looking for applicants for a fully funded four-year PhD fellowship in contrastive corpus linguistics (French/Dutch/English). 

The PhD project is part of the FNRS-funded project “How do grammar and discourse interact? Answers from subordination, coordination and insubordination”. The candidate’s supervisors will be An Van linden (University of Liège) and Liesbeth Degand (Université catholique de Louvain) in a joint degree programme. 

The goal of this research project is to investigate the grammar-discourse interface and more specifically the question of how speakers bend the language system’s affordances (i.e. grammar) to new uses in discourse. In particular, it will concentrate on patterns of adverbial insubordination (e.g. As if I had nothing else to do!) and aims to move beyond constructional analyses provided for the phenomenon so far by investigating which discourse-interactional conditions facilitate it, and which prosodic features co-signal it. It will be based on spoken corpus samples of at least two of the following three languages: French, Dutch and English. 

Profile: 

– Master in Linguistics, Linguistics and Literature, or Philology (or equivalent), with excellent study results; 
– an excellent command of French and/or Dutch (native or near-native) and a good command of (spoken and written) academic English; 
– familiarity with corpus linguistic methods and tools as well as strong analytical skills and creativity; 
– an interest in authentic corpus data of French, Dutch and English; 
– a passion for linguistics and an international orientation (i.a. for research stays abroad during the doctoral period); 
– the capacity to work independently and as part of a team; 
– the ability to present research results at international conferences, and to publish in English in peer-reviewed journals; 
– previous experience with statistical analysis of corpus data and/or analysis of discourse features and/or prosodic analysis is an asset 

Offer: 

– The candidate will have the opportunity to do doctoral research in the context of the above-mentioned project, during 4 years. 
– The candidate will have 90% of his/her time available for his/her doctoral research activities; 10% will be dedicated to other (administrative) services. 
– The candidate will receive a grant of approximately 1800 EUR/month (including social security). In addition, s/he will be allocated office space and a laptop, and receive funding for research activities like attending conferences abroad. 
– The candidate will take part in the doctoral training programme, as stipulated by the joint degree conventions. 
– starting date: not later than 1 July 2020 

If you are interested, please e-mail your application file to Prof. An Van linden and Prof. Liesbeth Degand (liesbeth.degand@uclouvain.be), including: 

(i) a cover letter describing your motivation, stating why you want to do this research (in English) 
(ii) a detailed CV (in English or French) 
(iii) a list of grades obtained for your Bachelor and Master programmes 
(iv) the names and contact details of two academic referees we may contact prior to appointment 
(v) a sample piece of academic writing (in English, French or Dutch, e.g. a BA- or an MA-paper). 

Interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates in Liège on 13 March 2020 (if needed via Skype for international applicants). 
A decision will be made by 30 March 2020. 

Applications Deadline: 29-Feb-2020 

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. An Van linden 
        Place Cockerill 3-5 
        Liège 4000 
        Belgium 

Contact Information: 
        Prof. An Van linden 
        an.vanlinden@uliege.be 

The Acquisition and Processing of Reference and Anaphora Resolution (APRAR)

05-06 May 2020 
Palace of the Academies (Brussels), Belgium 

The international conference on “The Acquisition and Processing of Reference and Anaphora Resolution” (APRAR) is a joint initiative of the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies (Centre for Linguistics CLIN) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and the Department of English and German Philology at the Universidad de Granada (Spain). The theme of the conference ties in with the research topic of the ANACOR project (ANACOR: A corpus-based approach to anaphora resolution in second language acquisition: beyond the interfaces), a research project based at the Universidad de Granada. 

The conference will take place at the Palace of the Academies (Brussels, Belgium) on 5-6 May 2020. 

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/aprar2020/homepage

Plenary Speakers: 
– Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh) 
– Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Cambridge) 
– Jacopo Torregrossa (Goethe Universität Frankfurt-am-Main) 

Theme of the Conference: 
Referring to entities is a fundamental aspect of languages. It allows to refer to things and people in the world. Speakers can opt for different referential expressions (e.g. overt and null pronouns, noun phrases, proper names, etc.) to indicate a particular entity in discourse and listeners have to be able to select the correct referent according to the speaker’s intention. This is often known as anaphora resolution. When acquiring, processing and resolving reference, several factors are involved, such as information status (topic/focus), the syntactic position of the antecedent, the accessibility of the referent, the number of potential or competing antecedents, the distance between the referential expression and its antecedent, etc. 

Objectives: 
The aim of this conference is to address reference and anaphora resolution. The following topics will be discussed: 
– The processing and acquisition of reference/anaphora resolution in different populations (native speakers, L2 learners, bilinguals, children, heritage speakers, attriters, etc.). 
– The multiple factors that constrain reference/anaphora resolution (morphosyntactic, semantic, discursive and cognitive factors). 
– Reference/anaphora resolution across typologically similar/different languages. 
– Methodological approaches to reference/anaphora resolution (corpus, experimental, etc). 
– Theoretical models that account for reference/anaphora resolution. 
– Any combination of the above topics. 

PhD Workshops: 
The conference will also host two hands-on workshops on methodological approaches to reference/anaphora resolution: 

– Workshop 1 (corpus methods): Annotating and analysing anaphora resolution with UAM Corpus Tool software (Nobuo Ignacio López-Sako & Ana Díaz-Negrillo, Universidad de Granada). 
– Workshop 2 (experimental methods): Designing a psycholinguistic experiment on anaphora resolution in the Open Sesame software (Cristóbal Lozano, Universidad de Granada). 

These workshops are intended for PhD students but are also open to all types of researchers. 

Scientific Committee: 
An Vande Casteele – Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Cristóbal Lozano – Universidad de Granada 
Renata Enghels – Universiteit Gent 
Stefanie Keulen – Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Marcus Callies – Universität Bremen 
Alex Housen – Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Ana Díaz-Negrillo – Universidad de Granada 
Pedro Guijarro Fuentes – Universitat de les Illes Balears 
Nobuo Ignacio López-Sako – Universidad de Granada 
Amaya Mendikoetxea – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Despina Papadopoulou – University of Thessaloniki 
Jacopo Torregrossa – Goethe Universität Frankfurt-am-Main

Call for Papers: 

We invite the submission of abstracts for full papers. Abstracts for an oral presentation (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion time) must not exceed 500 words, including references, and should mention the main research question(s), methodology, data and (expected) results. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please submit your abstract via EasyChair: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aprar2020

Important Dates: 
– 15/02/2020: Abstract submission deadline 
– 15/03/2020: Notification to authors 
– 15/03/2020: Registration opens 
– 30/03/2020: Early bird registration closes 
– 01/04/2020: Final program publication 
– 15/04/2020: Late bird registration closes 
– 05-06/05/2020: Conference

Job: Assistant Professor, KU Leuven

The Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven offers a fulltime tenure-track position (100% assistant professor) for a language technologist with expertise in the domain of Artificial Intelligence. We are looking for candidates who are internationally oriented, have and excellent research record and relevant teaching competence in Artificial Intelligence. 

The Department of Linguistics at KU Leuven is an internationally oriented center for research and training in linguistics. The department is committed to a wide range of approaches to the study of language(s), with a focus on different research methods, theoretical frameworks and phenomena. Candidates have a profile that complements the existing expertise within the department and that will help to set up interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and centers within and beyond the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven. 

Offer: 

We offer a fulltime position in an intellectually inspiring environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly inter- and multidisciplinarily focused and strives for international excellence. In this regard, it actively works together with research partners in Belgium and abroad. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research. 

You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam. 

You will be appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years. After this period and a positive evaluation, you are permanently appointed (or tenured) as an associate professor. KU Leuven is well-equipped to welcome foreign professors and their family. The university provides practical support concerning immigration and administration, housing, child care, Dutch courses, career coaching for partners, etc. In order to facilitate scientific integration and research in the first stage of the appointment, a start-up grant of 100.000 Euros is offered to new professors who do not have other substantial research funding. 

Interested? 

A full description of the vacancy can be found at the link below. 

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Geert Brône, tel.: +32 3 502 15 16, mail:geert.bronekuleuven.be. 
For problems with online applying, please contact solliciterenkuleuven.be. 

KU Leuven places great importance on research integrity and ethical conduct and will therefore ask you to sign an integrity statement upon appointment. 

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2020 

Web Address for Applications: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55501283?hl=en&lang=en 
Contact Information:
Prof. dr. Geert Brône 
Email: geert.brone@kuleuven.be 
Phone: +32 3 502 15 16