LINGUIST List 31.2731

Fri Sep 04 2020

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

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Date: 02-Sep-2020
From: Hanno Scheerer <>
Subject: Romance; French; 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 Language Education and Linguistics (esp. French)

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Romance Language Education and Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)


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 Language Education and Linguistics (French and another Romance language) commencing on October 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will represent the field of Language Education for French as part of teacher education programs. She/he will also be engaged in Romance Linguistics, with a special focus on French and at least one additional Romance language. It is expected that the candidate will be able to demonstrate her/his expertise in core areas of linguistics applied to the study of French in the past and present, including the Francophonie. In addition to research, teaching and academic self-administration, the position’s profile includes participation in the planned LMU Center for Linguistics as well as in the faculty’s research groups and teaching alliances in Language Education and the LMU Teaching Education Center (MZL).

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. In addition, the successful candidate should have a degree in secondary school teaching for French and have at least three years’ experience in practical teaching in German secondary schools or comparable institutions.

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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