LINGUIST List 29.3577

Tue Sep 18 2018

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Chair of Department, Leipzig University

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Date: 18-Sep-2018
From: Prof. Dr. Norbert Schlüter <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Chair of Department, Leipzig University, Germany
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University or Organization: Leipzig University
Department: Institute of British Studies
Job Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: W3-Professorship Synchronic English Linguistics

Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The candidate will be able to cover the entire field of English Linguistics both in teaching and research. Applicants are required to teach and carry out examinations in all core areas of English Linguistics as part of our study programs for BA and MA in British studies, for English teachers and for BA in American studies.

The candidate's competence should cover the core areas of English linguistics with a research focus on the empirical analysis of language structures and their use in contemporary English.

We seek applicants with a research focus in cognitive linguistics that actively complement that of the current faculty. Experience in empirical methodologies and statistical analyses is considered to be an asset. The candidate's excellence has to be demonstrated by international publications in established linguistic journals as well as an active research agenda. Experience in raising research funds is desired.

Candidates are expected to actively participate in academic administration as they will head the Linguistics group and will also cooperate in faculty matters. The successful applicant should be willing to connect her/his research to the university's research priorities.

Additionally, the candidate's responsibility also includes the expansion of international co-operations.

Rights and obligations of the jobholder are within the Saxonian university law (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz, SächsHSFG) and the Saxonian public service task regulation (Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung, DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of § 58 SächsHSFG.

The University of Leipzig emphasizes the equality of women and men. Handicapped applicants are encouraged to apply and given preference if equally qualified.

Applications with the usual documents, enclosing detailed CV, a list of the scientific work and academic teaching including available records of teaching evaluations and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest acquired academic degree should be sent, preferably also in a digital format as one PDF-document, by October 12th, 2018 to:

Leipzig University
Dekan der Philologischen Fakultät
Herrn Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 LeipzigGermany

Application Deadline: 12-Oct-2018
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Dekanat der Philologischen Fakultät
Beethovenstraße 15
Leipzig 04107
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Phone: +493419737300
Fax: +493419737349

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