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Curriculum vitae

Academic positions

  • 2015 – 2017 Teaching Fellow Internationalisation at Utrecht University
  • 2015 – to date Associate Professor Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (afd. Taal en Communicatie) (University Utrecht)
  • 2002 – 2015, Assistant Professor Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (afd. Taalbeheersing) (University Utrecht)
  • 1996 – 2002, Associate Professor Department of Intercultural Communication at Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
  • 2001 – July 2001, Visiting Professor Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 1996 – 1994, Lecturer at the Department of General Linguistics (University of Amsterdam)
  • 1989 – 1993, Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scietific Research (NWO) for PhD project on Intercultural Communication in Advisory Institutes
  • 1983 – 1989, Lecturer within the Faculty of Arts (University Utrecht)
  • 1982, Student assistant at the Department of Text Linguistics (Catholic University of Tilburg)

Academic training

  • 2012, 2013 Training ‘Honours Teaching’ (Center of Excellence in University Teaching University Utrecht)
  • 2010, Training ‘Building and Managing a successful Consortium’ (Yellow Research, University Utrecht)
  • 2009,Training ‘Marie Curie ITN Training’ (Senter Novem-EG Liaison, Den Haag)
  • 2008,Training ‘How to write a competitive Proposal for Framework 7′ (Hyperion,  University Utrecht)
  • 2003/2004,Training program Academic Leadership (University Utrecht)
  • 2002, Senior Research Qualification and Senior Educational Qualification (University Utrecht)
  • 1996,’Habilitationsäquivalenz’ (Recognition of the German ‘second PhD’) at Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 1994, PhD at the Faculty of Arts (University Utrecht)
  • 1983, MA (“Doktoraal”) in General Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts (University of Amsterdam) (cum laude)
  • 1979, (‘Kandidaats’) at the Department of Dutch Language and Culture (University of Amsterdam)

 Other academic engagements

  • 2013 – …., Series editor : Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication USLC). Brill Publications, Leiden. 30 Volumes have been published
  • 2013 – …., Co-Editor European Journal of Applied Linguistics (EuJAL) Mouton / De Gruyter
  • De Gruyter, Berlin
  • 2013 – …., Representative for University Utrecht at the Council for European Languages (CEL/CLE)
  • 2010 – 2012, President of the Board of ‘Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap’ (Anela)
  • 2006 – 2010, Member of the Board of ‘Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap’ (Anela)
  • 2000 – 2010, Member of the General Board of the “Gesellschaft für Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft” (GAL)
  • Member of the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft’ (DGfS)
  • Member of the International Pragmatic Association (IPrA)
  • Member of the ‘Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap’ (AVT)
  • Member of the ‘Vereniging Interuniversitair Overleg Taalbeheersing’ (VIOT)
  • 1983 – 1996, Editor of pedagogical periodical: ‘ Tijdschrift voor onderwijs en opvoeding


  • Jan ten Thije is married, has three sons and lives in Amsterdam.


About Jan D. ten Thije

Jan D. ten Thije is an expert in the field of intercultural communication and (receptive) multilingualism.