LINGUIST List 21.523

Tue Feb 02 2010

Jobs: General Linguistics; Phonology: Professor, University of Potsdam

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        1.    Gisbert Fanselow, General Linguistics; Phonology: Professor, University of Potsdam, Germany

Message 1: General Linguistics; Phonology: Professor, University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 02-Feb-2010
From: Gisbert Fanselow <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Phonology: Professor, University of Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam Department: Linguistics Job Location: Potsdam, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonology


The linguistics department of the University of Potsdam, Germany, invitesapplications for a tenured W2 professorship in phonology.

The rank of the position is roughly equivalent to that of an associateprofessor. The legal requirements for holding such a position('habilitation',or equivalent qualification) are often interpreted aspresupposing a successful publication record of at least two or three yearsafter the completion of the dissertation for applicants from outsideGermany. Professors are not required by law to be able to speak German atthe beginning of their employment, but our BSc courses are taught inGerman, so that applicants should be willing to learn German rather quickly.

The position comes with the 8hr/semester teaching load of tenuredprofessorships.

Please contact Gisbert Fanselow at the email address below with any questions.

The job description in German can be downloaded at English translation follows.

Full professorship (W2) in General Linguistics: Grammar theory with aspecialization in phonology

The candidate will be responsible for research and teaching in the area ofgrammar theory with a specialization in phonology, complementing theexisting areas of syntax and semantics. Competence in empirical andexperimental methods relating to phonology is expected.

The research profile of the candidate should fit into the interdisciplinarynature of the Excellence Center for Cognitive Sciences at Potsdam(; the candidateis also expected to contribute to the close connection between Linguisticsand Psychology. Participation is expected in the Collaborative ResearchProject (Sonderforschungsbereich 632), Information Structure: thelinguistic means for structuring utterances, sentences and texts (see:, and in other projects relatedto cognitive science. In addition, the candidate will be expected tocontribute to teaching in the clinically oriented areas of linguistics.Experience in obtaining third-party funding and an international presenceis desirable.

The University of Potsdam is an Equal Opportunity employer and is activelyengaged in increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching;qualified women are therefore encouraged to apply. All other things beingequal, handicapped candidates will be given preference.

Send your application to the address below. Please do NOT send applicationsdirectly to Gisbert Fanselow.

Application Deadline: 25-Feb-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Die Präsidentin Universität Potsdam Am Neuen Palais 10 14469 Potsdam Germany Contact Information:
Gisbert Fanselow Email: Phone: 49-331-977-2446 Fax: 49-331-977-2087

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