The Board of the University has appointed Prof. Kees de Bot as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1 July 2009.
Kees de Bot is professor of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts.
Before he came to Groningen in 2002, he worked for the Radboud University Nijmegen, where he also performed administrative tasks alongside his professorship –
he was Faculty Board member for Education for three years and Director of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies for two.
In recent years Kees de Bot has been chair of the departmental board of Applied Linguistics, for four years the chair of the advisory board of the research institute CLCG and chair of the board of the research school BCN. Between January 2008 and July 2009 he was director of this research school.
Kees de Bot will take over the research and internationalization portfolios, including the graduate schools.
The next Dean, Prof. Gerry Wakker, will be responsible for the teaching and communication portfolios.
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