LINGUIST List 28.1054

Wed Mar 01 2017

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Konstanz

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 28-Feb-2017
From: Stephan Schumann <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Binational School of Education
Job Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Didactics / Foreign Language Teaching

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


The University of Konstanz invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Junior Professor (limited to 6 years) in the area of Didactics / Foreign Language Teaching with a focus on English, French or Spanish. The position is at the W1 level.

The position is part of the Binational School of Education, which is an institutionalized centre of cooperation between the University of Konstanz, the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (Switzerland), the Institute for Teacher Education (Lehrerbildungsseminar) Rottweil and a network of cooperating schools. It was newly founded as part of an initiative to promote innovative education for school teachers by the of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The position’s research focus is on Didactics / Foreign Language Teaching at an internationally competitive level. Applicants should have an area of specialization in one of the languages taught for future school teachers at the University of Konstanz, preferably in English, French or Spanish. A record of excellent research and publications in one of the following areas is a plus: Foreign language teaching / Applied Linguistics or Foreign Language teaching / Literature and Cultural Studies; Second Language Acquisition.

The prospective professor will offer classes in the relevant courses of study in Teacher Education at the University of Konstanz. In cooperation with colleagues at the Binational School of Education and school teachers, the prospective professor will develop new impulses in the education of school teachers. Interest and proven ability to cooperate in interdisciplinary research clusters as well as with the relevant departments at the University of Konstanz are a strong plus. The teaching duties comprise two courses per term before mid-evaluation (after 3-4 years) and three courses per term after successful evaluation.

Applicants must have:

- A degree in Second Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics or related field
- A PhD in one of the relevant fields, alternatively
- equivalent independent scholarly research
- A record of excellence in research in Second Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics or a related field
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching topics in Second Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics or related field

For applicants who held a position as a Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in at a German university before, the time of PhD studies and employment thereafter should not exceed 6 years. The Juniorprofessorship is formally that of a civil servant, limited to three years with a possible extension for another 3 years after positive evaluation.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

- A letter of application addressed to the dean, Dr. Michael Schwarze
- A teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching interests, and list of earlier courses taught
- A list of publications
- A CV, including information about grants, funding and experience in academic service and administration

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials, including the electronic application form at
the URL for applications below, via email with Job Offer 2017/041 as the subject to the dean of faculty at the email for applications below.

Review of applications will begin after March 31, 2017. For further information please contact Dr. Schumann (see contact information below).

The official German job offer can be found at

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2017

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Stephan Schumann

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