Full Professorship of History of German Language

Humboldt University of Berlin Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities




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Department of German Studies and Linguistics of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

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The Department of German Studies and Linguistics of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities invites applications for a

Full Professorship for „History of German Language: Language Change“ (W3)

from 1 April 2022.

The professorship represents the history of German language with special emphasis on processes of language change in research and teaching and is internationally recognized in research on that topic with both theoretical and empirical orientation. The to-be-appointed candidate will represent these areas in the study programs of the B.A. German Linguistics, B.A. Historical Linguistics, B.A. German, M.A. Linguistics, M.A. Historical Linguistics and in mentoring young researchers. Participation in the SFB 1412 (Collaborative Research Center) "Register" (https://sfb1412.hu-berlin.de/de/) is expected. Great importance is attached to the candidate’s ability to contribute to the SFB as well as to cooperate with the linguistic professors of the institute, the faculty and the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS, https://www.leibniz-zas.de).

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of ’Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. International applicants are welcome. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

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Please send your application (including a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents, a detailed description of your teaching experience), and quoting the reference number PR/009/20 to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, Prof. Stefan Kipf, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form in a single pdf file to berufungen.sprachlit@hu-berlin.de. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies only.

Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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