LINGUIST List 24.1190

Mon Mar 11 2013

Jobs: Romance; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Heidelberg

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 11-Mar-2013
From: Klaus Kempter <>
Subject: Romance; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Heidelberg Job Location: Heidelberg, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Romance Linguistics

Required Language(s): Romance

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures within the Faculty of Modern Languages at Heidelberg University seeks to fill the position of W2 Lecturer (Hochschuldozent) in Romance Linguistics starting October 1, 2013.

Lecturers (Hochschuldozenten) are predominantly involved in teaching (12-18 contact hours per week). The primary duties of the appointee will include teaching Spanish linguistics (two thirds) and French linguistics (one third). Knowledge of Portuguese linguistics is desired. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a coherent program of research in Romance linguistics.

In accordance with ยง51a of the State Higher Education Law, required qualifications include a completed university degree, a PhD as well as Habilitation (German postdoctoral qualification), a successfully completed junior professorship, or exceptional achievements in developing or applying scientific findings and methods in a professional capacity over a period of at least five years, at least three of which must have been spent outside of higher education, as well as demonstrating particular expertise and aptitude for teaching. Moreover, a candidate must meet the general civil service requirements in order to be appointed in this official capacity as a civil servant, in addition to fulfilling the provisions of the Temporary Academic Employment Law (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) in order to be employed in higher education in Germany. Heidelberg University especially welcomes applications from early-career academics with completed postdoctoral qualifications and a strong interest in forging links between linguistic research and academic teaching.

Heidelberg University is striving to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and therefore strongly encourages female candidates to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will receive preferential consideration.

Dossiers containing the usual documents (curriculum vitae, references, certificates and diplomas, a list of publications) should be sent both electronically (in a single pdf, please) and in hard copy to Dekan der Neuphilologischen Fakultaet at the application address below. Applications must be received no later than April 5, 2013.

Application Deadline: 05-Apr-2013 Mailing Address for Applications:
Dekan Neuphilologische Fakultaet Vosstr. 2, Geb. 37 Heidelberg 69115 Germany Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Klaus Kempter Email:

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