LINGUIST List 31.2730

Fri Sep 04 2020

Jobs: Romance; Italian; General Linguistics: Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 02-Sep-2020
From: Hanno Scheerer <>
Subject: Romance; Italian; General Linguistics: Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
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University or Organization: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department: Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Munich, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professorship of Romance Linguistics (esp. Italian)

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Romance Linguistics

Required Language(s): Italian (ita)


As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Romance Linguistics (Italian and another Romance language) commencing on April 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will represent the field of Romance linguistics with a focus on Italian and at least one other Romance language. She/he is expected to have a proven track record in linguistic core areas in the study of Italian and its varieties in the past and present. In addition to research and teaching in Romance linguistics and academic self-administration, the position’s profile includes participation in the planned LMU Center for Linguistics and in the field of digital humanities.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications and teaching to the application address provided below, no later than September 25, 2020.

Application Deadline: 25-Sep-2020
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Munich 80539
Contact Information:
Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures

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