LINGUIST List 31.70

Mon Jan 06 2020

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor, University of Innsbruck

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 06-Jan-2020
From: Barbara Hinger <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Full Professor, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
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University or Organization: University of Innsbruck
Department: Department of subject-specific Education, Area of Language Education (DiS)
Job Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Web Address:
Job Title: University Professor of Language Education for English as a Foreign Language

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Education for English as a Foreign Language

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The position is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities’ Act (Universitätsgesetz-UG 2002), based on a civil-law employment contract with the University on the basis of the Salaried Employees Act (Angestelltengesetz). It will be concluded for an unlimited period; the extent of employment is 100%.

Responsibilities: The chair-holder represents the subject of “Language Education for English as a Foreign Language” in research and teaching with a focus on the Austrian school context. She/he teaches Language Education for EFL and cross-linguistic Language Education in the Secondary School Teacher Training (BA and MA) and the PhD of Education and supervises BA, MA and PhD theses. The research is theoretical and empirical (quantitative/qualitative) focusing on innovation in the school context. She/he participates in conceptualizing teacher education at the Department, faculties and partner institutions of “PädagogInnenbildung Neu” (new teacher training program). She/he seeks to establish cooperations with educational-training-institutions. She/he commits to applying for third-party-funded projects. Involvement in academic administration and self-governance is part of the job.


a) a degree of English Language Education in higher education in Austria or an equivalent abroad
b) pertinent habilitation or comparable qualification in the field
c) professional experience in teaching English at educational institutions (secondary school level) in Austria or abroad
d) publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals and with leading publishing houses
e) theoretical and/or empirical innovative research in English Language Education in school contexts
f) experience in acquiring and managing external research funds
g) involvement in international research and research networks
h) familiarity with European initiatives and programs pertinent to the position
i) good knowledge of the Austrian school context and education systems, especially in “PädagogInnenbildung Neu”
j) teaching qualification and experience of teaching at university level (preferred several years)
k) Social, management and leadership skills
l) Language competence according to the CEFR: English C2, German C1

The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees especially in leading positions and explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference.

In line with the Collective Bargaining Agreement professors are in remuneration group A 1, i.e., for a full-term professorship a basic salary of 5.130,20 Euro (14 times) is provided. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience a higher salary may be negotiated with the Rector. The university offers attractive additional benefits (

The application should include: a curriculum vitae with a description of your scholarly and professional career; a list of scientific publications, lectures and other academic work and projects, including projects funded by third parties; a description of current and intended research; the five most important works. All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional.

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of 18.12.2019) can be found below at the web address for applications, additional information at

Application Deadline: 29-Jan-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Full Professor Barbara Hinger

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