Vacature: Docent Nederlands aan Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, New Delhi

The Centre of German Studies (CGS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University  requires a guest lecturer to teach Dutch as a foreign language and the literature and culture of the Low Countries from January 2016.

The School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, of which the CGS is a part, is one of the largest Schools in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (

The CGS began its teaching and research programme in 1971 ( The Centre introduced the teaching of Dutch as a foreign language as an optional course in 2013 and wishes to continue and expand the Dutch programme.

The teaching load will comprise of 8 hours of language teaching per week. In addition, the lecturer will be responsible for another course offered within the Centre of German Studies in his/her field of expertise (e.g. in Dutch culture, literature, didactics, Dutch for reading knowledge), the exact content of this course will be decided in close consultation with the CGS. The course will be conducted in English and will be taught 4 hours per week.

The other tasks of the lecturer are aimed at promoting and expanding the Dutch programme and creating opportunities for students to interact with native speakers of Dutch. The lecturer will be expected to foster and expand the contacts with Dutch and Belgian organisations both in India as well as in the Dutch-speaking world, for instance by keeping in touch with the Embassies of the Netherlands and Belgium and to organise informal events for students and assist them in finding scholarships and internships.


  •  M.A. in Dutch Studies, Linguistics or similar
  • (Near-) native proficiency in Dutch
  • Training and experience in teaching Dutch as a second or foreign language
  • Should be able to teach the literature and culture of the Low Countries in English
  • Should be enthusiastic, cooperative, resourceful, independent and innovative


  • Is responsible for the entire Dutch Studies programme at JNU
  • Determines and improves the curriculum of the Dutch courses, including choosing suitable methods, designing tests and organising informal events.
  • Teaches three courses per semester, at least two of which are language courses (Dutch as a foreign language)

The JNU will offer an honorarium (as per rules) of a maximum of Rs. 25,000 per month plus local transport costs if any. The JNU will provide a small apartment on campus at nominal costs. The Dutch Language Union will supply a top-up allowance for a native Dutch speaker.

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Please send your letters of application together with a recent cv (both in English) to The deadline for applications is November 19, 2015. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a JNU Selection Committee via Skype in November, therefore please include your skype name in your cv.