Assistant Professor of Health Interactions with TT to Associate

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VU Amsterdam TT
Type Job
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Dates - 2020/07/05
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Submission deadline 2020/07/05
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Assistant Professor of Health Interactions with TT to Associate:


The Language and Communication chair group at the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant Professor in the field of Health Interactions. Our research and teaching are focused on the interplay of language, interaction and communication. We are looking for someone to further advance the group’s interaction-analytic research and teaching on matters of health and illness, more specifically on how participants negotiate meaning in real-life medical and other health care contexts. Research settings include primary care interactions, consultations on vaccination, dietary advice, patient vlogs, and mental health support groups. The selected candidate will obtain external research funding, coordinate research projects and (co-)supervise PhD candidates. S/he will help develop, and coordinate the new international master track Dialogue for a Healthy Society. The track focuses on fundamental interaction-analytic research so as to facilitate and evaluate different forms of dialogue in the health domain. The new assistant professor is familiar with different theoretical and methodological research traditions, including the quantitative analysis of larger data sets. S/he is interested in interculturality, gender diversity and inclusivity and knows how to connect these themes with dialogue practice and practitioners.