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Mon Sep 17 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics; Syntax; Typology: Full Professor, Bielefeld University

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Date: 17-Sep-2018
From: David Schlangen <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Syntax; Typology: Full Professor, Bielefeld University, Germany
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University or Organization: Bielefeld University
Department: Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Job Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of General Linguistics

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Syntax; Typology


The Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Bielefeld University is seeking to fill a vacancy of a Professorship (W3) for General Linguistics („allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft“)

The successful applicant (m/f) represents the field of general linguistics in its whole breadth. They are conversant with current research methods as well as grammar theoretical approaches, show a research profile in syntax and semantics of natural language and in linguistic typology, ideally including a non-Indo-European language. We expect documented experience in joint research projects and in acquiring project grants.

The successful applicant is willing and able to cooperate on the current joint research projects in which the Bielefeld Linguistics Group is involved (e.g., the Cluster of Excellence “Cognitive Interaction Technology”; the Center of Inter-American Studies; the research network “dialogue structures”).

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and supervision of students from the linguistics BA-, MA-/MEd-, and doctoral degree programs.

Preconditions for the professorship are a university degree in a relevant field, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate, and further academic achievements. These will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure (§ 36 Higher Education Act [HG]).

The Faculty expressly welcomes applications from appropriately qualified severely disabled and disabled persons.

Bielefeld University has won several rewards for its successful implementation of gender equality and is certified as a family-friendly university. It welcomes applications from women. This applies particularly to the academic domain as well as to engineering, computer science, and the manual crafts sector. Applications are processed in line with the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Act.

Please direct any queries to Prof. Dr. David Schlangen at the contact information provided below.

Applications must include:
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- List of publications with the 10 most important highlighted,
- A two-page document detailing the candidate’s plans for research and teaching,
- Copies of diplomas,
- List of courses and
- Lectures given.

Please send applications (ideally, electronically as a single PDF-document) until October 15 2018 to:
Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Bielefeld University
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. David Schlangen

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