LINGUIST List 29.2915

Mon Jul 16 2018

Jobs: English; Psycholinguistics; Developmental Language Impairments: Professor, University of Potsdam

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Date: 16-Jul-2018
From: University of Potsdam <>
Subject:English; Psycholinguistics; Developmental Language Impairments: Professor, University of Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professorship (W2) for Developmental Language Disorders (Tenure Track)

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics; Developmental Language Impairments

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Applicants should demonstrate an excellent record in experimental psycholinguistic research on developmental disorders of the early acquisition of spoken and/or written language, as evidenced by peer-reviewed international journal publications. Expertise in the variability of language development under various learning conditions is expected (e.g. hearing impairments, general developmental delays, specific language impairments or developmental dyslexia).

The successful candidate will be integrated into an international scientific network and will have experience in writing grant applications. She or he should be ready for collaboration in existing research projects on early language acquisition and its impairments and for independent grant applications as part of larger research units (e.g., SFB 1287: Limits of Variability in Language; the Crossing the Borders Research Group). Furthermore, it is expected that the applicant will contribute to the activities of the University Research Focus Group on Cognitive Sciences.

The position includes teaching in English and German in the bachelor’s and international master’s programs offered by the Linguistics Department, specifically in the bachelor’s program in patholinguistics.

This call for applications is meant exclusively for applicants who are at the beginning of their careers as university lecturers and whose appointment would be a first-time appointment in accordance with Section 43 subsection 1 sentence 3 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG).

The following application requirements for professors must be documented in accordance with Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG):
- A completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and a special ability for scientific work, as is typically documented by a dissertation project;
- Comprehensive competences in science management and additional scholarly achievements as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), a junior professorship or work as a research associate at an institution of higher education or an extramural research institution, or scholarly activity in the private sector, or in a similar social field, whether in Germany or abroad.
- A tenure track review as defined in Section 46 subsection 2 BbgHG cannot have already been completed.

The appointment procedure shall be done in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG. The appointment shall be made with the provisioning of an equivalent budgeted position. The candidate shall initially be hired for a period of five years, as a civil servant or as an employee. A tenure track evaluation will take place in a timely manner before the expiration of this period. If the tenure track review results in a positive finding, then the position will become a tenured professorship (tenure track;

The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of conducted courses and a list of externally funded projects) should be sent (in a single PDF file) to the University of Potsdam at by August 31st, 2018.

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Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

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University of Potsdam

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