LINGUIST List 29.4678

Thu Nov 22 2018

Jobs: German; Forensic Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 21-Nov-2018
From: Karin Pittner <>
Subject: German; Forensic Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
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University or Organization: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Department: Germanistisches Institut, Fakultät für Philologie
Job Location: Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westfalia), Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of Digital Forensic Linguistics

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor; Tenure track position: junior professor (W1) associate professor (W2)

Specialty Areas: Forensic Linguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it houses the full breadth and width of expertise in the main branches of science and research under one roof. Working in an environment that promotes a dynamic exchange between individual academic disciplines and their cultures, researchers and students alike benefit from the opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration.

After its application to the federal-state programme for the promotion of early career researchers has been accepted, RUB is currently implementing 18 new tenure-track professorships.

Following a successful tenure evaluation, the respective tenure-track professor will subsequently be awarded permanent tenure.

The Faculty of Philology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, German Department, is offering the tenure-track position of a W1 (W2) professor of Digital forensic linguistics starting as soon as possible.

The future tenure-track professor will be representing the field of forensic linguistics in teaching and research with a focus on authorship analysis. The field comprises the linguistic analysis of digital communication in social networks as well as the development of automatic programs for authorship attribution. The successful candidate should have an excellent doctoral degree in linguistics and ideally have expertise in computer science (machine learning). The teaching (4 hours a week, after successful evaluation after three years 5 hours) will be within the M.A. program Germanistik (German philology). A willingness to develop interdisciplinary teaching units is welcome.

The appointment requirements in accordance with § 36 ff. of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW; must be met. Other mandatory requirements include:v
- Qualification for and deep commitment to academic teaching;
- Willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research and collaboration;
- Some experience with securing research funding;
- Readiness to participate in academic administration.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications with all relevant documents (cover letter, academic CV, certificates, lists of publications, of projects funded, and courses taught) are to be submitted to the Dean at the Faculty of Philology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Manuel Baumbach, D-44780 Bochum, exclusively in digital form to the application email provided below, no later than January 8, 2019.

Additional information is available on our homepage at provided at the department link above.

Application Deadline: 08-Jan-2019

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Karin Pittner

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