LINGUIST List 32.3205

Mon Oct 11 2021

Jobs: Historical Linguistics; Typology: Professorship (W3) for Comparative Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt

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Date: 11-Oct-2021
From: Maria Kofer <>
Subject: Historical Linguistics; Typology: Professorship (W3) for Comparative Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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University or Organization: Goethe University Frankfurt
Department: Faculty of Languages, Cultures, and Arts
Job Location: Hessen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professorship (W3) for Comparative Linguistics

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Typology; experiences in research on non-European languages


The Faculty of Languages, Cultures, and Arts (FB 09) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting at the earliest possible date: Professorship (W3) for Comparative Linguistics

The professorship represents Comparative Linguistics with both its historical and typological dimensions in teaching and research at the Institute of Empirical Linguistics. Intensive collaboration with other linguistic disciplines, in particular Phonetics and Language Documentation, as well as experiences in research on non-European languages are required. Further focus areas of the professorship in the areas of Corpus and Computational Linguistics as well as Digital Humanities are desirable.

As their academic director, the professorship is responsible for the studies programs (Bachelor and Master) in "Empirical Linguistics". Within these programs, the professorship coordinates the general compulsory courses as well as those in General Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics, but also those of Caucasian and Baltic Linguistics. An above-average doctorate in a linguistic discipline and further academic achievements are required. Experience in acquiring third-party funding and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary national and international research initiatives are also expected. The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent.

Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. In particular, we are welcoming applications by qualified women and people with a migrant background. At Goethe University, a special emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining a family-friendly work and research environment. Where applicants are otherwise equally qualified, preference is given to candidates with disabilities or equivalent. The same applies to women in fields in which they are under-represented. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see:

Scientists who are excellently qualified in research and teaching and can prove internationally visible research achievements are invited to submit their applications with curriculum vitae, credentials and certificates, list of publication, list of courses taught independently, teaching evaluations, list of previous and current third party funding, concept of research strategy and future research projects via the email in a single pdf.file (max. 18MB) until 31.10.2021 to the Dean of the Faculty at the application email address below.

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Sven Grawunder

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