The Faculty of Arts is seeking an Assistant Professor in the area of Information Science (60% teaching, 40% research) for a period of five years. The candidate will contribute to the bachelor and master programmes in Information Science. The Information Science programmes in Groningen focus on Language Technology and Web Technology. In addition, the candidate will contribute to our master programmes Computer Communication and Digital Humanities. We are therefore looking for an experienced researcher in the areas of Language Technology, Web Technology, Human Computer Communication and Digital Humanities.

The research will be embedded in the Groningen Center for Language and Cognition (CLCG) research institute, and in particular in the Computational Linguistics research group.

Specific tasks:

– teaching course units in the field of Human Computer Communication, Digital Humanities, Language Technology and Web Technology, within the aforementioned bachelor and master programmes
– conducting research at a recognized level in one or more of the above-mentioned fields
– external grant acquisition
– supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses in the above-mentioned fields.


University of Groningen


In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for a candidate who has a PhD in the field of Information Science, Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Artificial Intelligence or a related field and,

in the area of teaching:

– has academic teaching experience at various levels

– has gained the University Teaching Qualification or is prepared to do so within a year

– is an excellent teacher, as demonstrated by positive teaching evaluations

– is demonstrably able to make concrete contributions to the development of course units, partly by actively linking teaching to research

– within 2 years non-Dutch candidates have to have knowledge of Dutch to at least CEFR B2 level (for reading and listening); Dutch candidates have to have a sufficient knowledge of English (CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking). The University provides language courses in Dutch and English.

In the area of research:

– is the author of at least two peer-reviewed international publications every year
– is able to set up his or her own research line and publish within it, dovetailing with the profile of the research institute
– has international experience and an international network
– has attracted significant funding.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

Level of experience (years):

Entry Level (Less than 2 years of Experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


Applications should include:

– a letter containing your motivation for applying for this position
– a full curriculum vitae (including list of publications and relevant teaching experience)
– the names and contact details of two academic referees.

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About University of Groningen

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in Europe and enjoys an international reputation as one of the leading research universities. It has a large international network and an excellent reputation for academic teaching with a modern, student-oriented approach.

We offer degree programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in virtually every field, most of them completely taught in English. Located in the north of the Netherlands, Groningen is an ideal, safe student city with a flourishing student life and many social and cultural activities. I

In 2011, for the 3rd year in a row, international students have rated the University of Groningen as the most recommended university in the Netherlands (International Student Barometer). That same year, Dutch students also rated the University of Groningen as best university in the Netherlands (Elsevier).