LINGUIST List 29.854

Thu Feb 22 2018

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Tübingen

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 21-Feb-2018
From: Katerina Magdou <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Tübingen
Department: Faculty of Humanities, English Department
Job Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-Track Professor of English Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Syntax; Language acquisition (in particular first language acquisition)


The English Department at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for the position of a Tenure-Track Professor of English Linguistics. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will be able to teach a variety of courses in different areas of English linguistics. A special focus in research and teaching will be syntax and/or language acquisition (in particular first language acquisition). She/he will contribute to the English Department's curricula ('Lehramt', i.e. BEd, MEd, BA, MA in English Linguistics). We also expect an interest in joining the research activities of the Tübingen linguistics community.

Required qualifications include an outstanding PhD in (English) linguistics, recognizable potential for internationally visible publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, teaching aptitude and the ability to teach in English.

Applicants for a tenure-track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review adjacent to this tender offer There you can also find information on this employment category.

The chosen candidate will be requested to teach four to six hours per week (during the winter and summer terms).

Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany.

Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference if the qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of a non-disabled candidate.

Please send your entire application, including the usual documents (Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience) and up to five relevant publications as an electronic PDF file to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Tübingen, ( The deadline for applications is April 3, 2018.

Application Deadline: 03-Apr-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt

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