LINGUIST List 29.4155

Thu Oct 25 2018

Jobs: German; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Professor, University Duisburg-Essen

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Date: 24-Oct-2018
From: Michael Prof. Dr. Beißwenger <>
Subject: German; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Professor, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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University or Organization: University Duisburg-Essen
Job Location: Essen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Junior Professor

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


Junior Professor in "German Linguistics with a focus on Linguistic Integration" (Salary Class Group W1 LBesO W - with Tenure Track as per W2)

The field of activity will include linguistically based investigations of the conditions and forms of linguistic integration in the domains family, education, the labour market, institutions and/or the public sphere as well as research into the social acceptability of immigrant languages. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to teaching on all the programmes of study offered by the Department of German Studies, especially in the area of sociolinguistics.

The successful applicant will have a PhD on a topic in linguistics. She/He will be expected to have a high level of expertise in (socio-)linguistic theory and empirical methods as well as a substantial record of high quality scholarly publications on the linguistics of German. Competence in an immigrant language would be desirable. It is expected that the successful applicant will collaborate with the interdisciplinary Centre for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM) and engage in the central research area “Transformation of Contemporary Societies”.

Publications in the field of expertise in peer-reviewed journals are expected, especially in leading international journals.

Experience in the procurement of competitive third-party funding, involvement in international research and international experience are desirable. Furthermore, leadership experience in research is beneficial.

The University of Duisburg-Essen places great emphasis on excellence in teaching. Candidates must present their teaching concepts, showing their relevance to the research profile of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Applicants must show aptitude for participation in academic self-administration.

The hiring requirements comply with § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG).

Teaching requirements currently are four hours of teaching during the first, and five hours of teaching during the second employment stage of the Junior Professorship. Employment is contingent on the presentation of the corresponding requirements for temporary civil service. The duration of employment complies with § 39 Sect. 5 HG.

The University of Duisburg-Essen promotes the diversity of its members ( It strives to increase the percentage of women in its academic staff and therefore emphatically invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be considered with preference (Equal Opportunities Act). As per § 2 Sect. 3 SGB IX, applications by candidates with a disability or equivalent status are especially welcome.

Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an exposé of the applicant’s research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen, a list of successful external grant applications, a list of courses taught and a teaching philosophy, an enumeration of experience in academic self-administration) should be sent by the 11th of November, 2018 at the latest to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities:

Dekan der Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Herrn Prof. Dr. Dirk Hartmann
Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen

Application Deadline: 11-Nov-2018
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Hartmann
Universitätsstraße 2
Essen 45141
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schröder

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