LINGUIST List 32.1695

Fri May 14 2021

Jobs: Germanic; English; German; Historical Linguistics: Junior Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Date: 12-May-2021
From: Juliane Koerbel-Aslantürk <>
Subject: Germanic; English; German; Historical Linguistics: Junior Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department: Department of German Studies and Linguistics
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Junior Professorship Comparative Historical Linguistics / Indogermanistics

Job Rank: Junior Professor; Other

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, invites applications for a Junior Professorship for „ Historical and Comparative Linguistics/Indo-European Linguistics” to be filled by 1 October 2022.

This is a W2 tenure track position. In order to verify whether the individual performance meets the requirements of a permanent employment, an evaluation process will be opened not later than five years of service. Tenure track professors at the HU Berlin are expected to carry out research and teach, as well as be active on various university committees and acquire leadership and management skills. The concrete requirements out of the framework catalogue ( will be specified in the course of the appointment process.

The ideal candidate will be involved in research and teaching in the field of Historical and Comparative Linguistics and Indo-European Linguistics. They will have an excellent doctorate in the field of Comparative-Historical Linguistics/Indo-European Linguistics, as well as publications in relevant journals. Philological Expertise as well as expertise in modern empirical (including quantitative) methods of Historical Linguistics and knowledge in digital humanities is desired. The successful candidate is expected to be open to collaborations with the existing and planned research networks of the department (e.g., SFB 1412 “Register”), and within the Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, as well as the wider Berlin/Potsdam area.

In teaching, courses are to be offered for the Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Historical Linguistics as well as for the Master’s degree in Linguistics. Participation in academic self-governance is expected.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in conjunction with § 102c combined with § 102a of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application, and quoting the reference number JP/001/21 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, Prof. Stefan Kipf, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to the application email below. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Application Deadline: 01-Jun-2021
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Stefan Kipf
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
Berlin 10099
Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Juliane Koerbel-Aslantürk

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