LINGUIST List 29.2930

Tue Jul 17 2018

Jobs: Romance; Italian; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 17-Jul-2018
From: Salome Rittmeyer <>
Subject: Romance; Italian; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: The University of Zurich
Department: Faculty of Arts
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: tenure-track assistant professorship in Romance Studies (Italian Linguistics)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)


The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. After two temporary three-year contracts the position will become tenured on the condition that the candidate passes the evaluation process.

Candidates should be able to teach Italian linguistics in its entire range. The main research focus of the position is synchronic linguistics. Expertise in contact and migration linguistics (e.g. in the context of other Romance languages) is required. Furthermore, candidates are expected to cooperate in joint initiatives in teaching and research. The language of instruction is Italian. Since administrative work is conducted in German, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment.

Candidates are required to hold a PhD degree at the time of application and to have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field (for example, advanced postdoctoral research or Habilitation project). Since the University of Zurich seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching positions as well as in leading academic positions, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted online by 2 September 2018.

Instructions regarding the online application process are available on For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Michele Loporcaro at the contact information provided below.

Application Deadline: 02-Sep-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Michele Loporcaro

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