LINGUIST List 32.1803

Mon May 24 2021

Jobs: German; Sociolinguistics: Full Professor, TU Dortmund University

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Date: 23-May-2021
From: Sarah Buschfeld <>
Subject: German; Sociolinguistics: Full Professor, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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University or Organization: TU Dortmund University
Department: Cultural Studies
Job Location: Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor (W3) “Linguistics of German with a focus on variational linguistics"

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Dialectology; Linguistic Typology; Historical Linguistic Variation; Variation resulting from Multilingualism

Required Language(s): German (deu)


With 6,500 employees in research, teaching and administration and its unique profile, TU Dortmund University shapes prospects for the future: the interaction between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and cultural studies drives both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. It is not only the roughly 33,400 students who benefit from this.

The Department of Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund University is seeking to fill the position of a Professor (W3) in “Linguistics of German with a focus on variational linguistics” commencing as soon as possible.

The successful candidate should specialize in research and teaching in the field of “Linguistics of German with a focus on variational linguistics”.

TU Dortmund University is seeking an outstanding individual and well-established researcher in the field of “Linguistics of German with a focus on variational linguistics” who has relevant, internationally visible publications in recognized journals including those with peer-review. Research and publication activities with a focus on at least one of the core fields of variational linguistics, such as sociolinguistics, dialectology, linguistic typology, historical linguistic variation, variation resulting from multilingualism, are expected as well as a specialization in empirical methods of linguistics (e.g., corpus linguistics).

Experience in conducting empirical research projects as well as relevant presentations at international linguistic conferences or workshops in at least one of the above-mentioned areas of German variational linguistics are required. Applicants should be experienced in the organization and implementation of collaborative research projects and in working internationally (via, e.g., project-related research collaborations and networks, scientific activities abroad).

Applicants should contribute to interdisciplinary collaborative research projects and networks within and beyond TU Dortmund University and are expected to have experience in acquiring external funding.

An appropriate contribution to the departments' curriculum in the various fields of German linguistics as well as in the faculty’s relevant study programs (e.g., teacher education, Applied Linguistics, Empirical Multilingualism Research) in German is required.

The successful candidate will possess social and leadership skills and should be willing to be involved in academic self-governance.

Preconditions for employment are specified in § 36 and § 37 Hochschulgesetz NRW (law governing universities in NRW).

TU Dortmund University strives to increase the number of women in academic research and teaching and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

TU Dortmund University is an equal opportunity employer and gives preference to candidates with disabilities if equally qualified.

TU Dortmund University supports the compatibility of work and family life and promotes gender equality in science.

After entering their basic data, the applicants are required to upload the standard documents (CV, list of publications, certificates, teaching evaluations, if available, etc.) as one pdf-file.

Application Deadline: 16-Jun-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Frank Lobigs

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