LINGUIST List 25.2891

Thu Jul 10 2014

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Professor, University of Graz

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Date: 07-Jul-2014
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Subject: Sociolinguistics: Professor, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
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University or Organization: University of Graz
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Graz, Austria
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor (f/m) of Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities is seeking to appoint a Professor (f/m) of Sociolinguistics (40 hours per week; fixed-term employment for 6 years (tenure track) according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); Expected starting date February 1st 2015)

The incumbent will represent the field of sociolinguistics as the interface between language/grammar and society/culture. This implies a critical evaluation of the social conditions under which languages develop and are used, depending on diverse cultural backgrounds, and familiarity with issues of language documentation and endangered languages as well as ethnolinguistic approaches to language description. The successful candidate will have worked empirically on at least one non-Indo-European language and will possess a strong research background in at least one core area of descriptive grammar. She/he will also have an excellent knowledge of methodological issues of language description. Furthermore, the successful candidate will become involved in other research projects at the Department of Linguistics and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the philological departments of the Faculty of Humanities. She/he is expected to be involved in the international linguistic community and have experience in teaching linguistics.

In addition, we expect gender mainstreaming competence.

Please submit your applications stating the reference PR/9/99 ex 2013/14 by September 3rd 2014 at the latest. For information about the application procedures and other prerequisites, please visit the application website below.

Application Deadline: 03-Sep-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:

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