LINGUIST List 31.2818

Thu Sep 17 2020

Jobs: English; Discipline of Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Universität Konstanz

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Date: 17-Sep-2020
From: Tamara Rathcke <>
Subject: English; Discipline of Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Universität Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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University or Organization: Universität Konstanz
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Junior Professorship in English Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Discipline of Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities invites applications for an untenured (6 years) Junior Professorship in English Linguistics (f/m/d), Salary level W 1 to be filled by April 1, 2021.

We are interested in a researcher with expertise in at least one core area of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics). The candidate’s research foci should deepen and complement the department’s existing strengths in English linguistics. The selected candidate is expected to carry out research in English linguistics and teach courses both at the undergraduate (B.A., B.Ed.) and graduate level (M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.). Cooperation with existing and planned research proposals at the department is expected.

Recent doctoral graduates of outstanding quality may apply. We are interested in candidates who have an excellent international publication record, as shown for example by an outstanding dissertation, publications in established linguistic journals, conference papers and awards, and who exhibit strong skills in the classroom.

Recruitment is on a temporary basis as a civil servant, initially limited to 3 years, with the possibility of an extension for a further 3 years. The holder of the position is given the opportunity to qualify as a future university lecturer through early independent research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised (

Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88-4016).

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a record of teaching experience, academic degree certificates and reference to Job Offer No. 2020/176, as one PDF, must reach the head of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Konstanz at the latest by October 15th, 2020 via email (

For further information please contact Prof. Tamara Rathcke ( or Prof. George Walkden ( Questions about the application procedure can be directed to Dr. Peter Krause (

Information as per Article 13 GDPR on the collection and processing of personal data during the application process is available from

For further information see: (English)
or (German)

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Tamara Rathcke

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