LINGUIST List 32.845

Mon Mar 08 2021

Jobs: Historical Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Bern

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Mar-2021
From: Fernando Zúñiga <>
Subject: Historical Linguistics: Rank Open, University of Bern, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Bern
Job Location: Bern, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Open Rank Professorship (oP/aoP/AssP TT) in Historical Linguistics

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics


The University of Bern offers an open rank professorship, succession of Prof. Dr. George van Driem) in Historical Linguistics as either an Extraordinary, Ordinary, or Assistant Professor with tenure track, depending on qualifications and experience, at the Institute of Linguistics, starting 1st February 2022.

Applicants will be expected to cover the whole field of theoretical and empirical studies of language change with respect to both teaching and research, with a focus on languages outside the Indo- European family (e.g., languages from Central, South, and Southeast Asia, or the Pacific) and possibly a complementary focus (e.g., Historical Sociolinguistics).

The successful applicant should be willing to co-operate with neighboring disciplines and institutions in the Faculty and the Bernese Center for the Study of Language and Society. As co-director of the institute, s/he will be expected to be involved in academic administration; therefore, a good working knowledge of German is indispensable. Previous experience in negotiating external funding of research projects is essential.

Academic requirements for this position are a completed Ph.D. plus a "Habilitation" or an equivalent qualification (ordinary/extraordinary professorship) or an excellent Ph.D. and an elaborate Habilitation project (Assistant professorship with tenure track). An application for job sharing is possible.

The University of Bern is committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity in employment. In particular, it strives to increase the number of women in senior academic positions, and supports job sharing and dual-career hiring. The Faculty of Humanities welcomes applications from people with disabilities, People of Color, and people who, in the Swiss context, are from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Applications should be submitted in electronic form only as PDF files by March 28th 2021. They should include:
- A CV,
- Teaching concept,
- List of publications,
- List of courses taught,
- List of externally funded projects, and
- Information on previous employment and participation in academic administration

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 28-Mar-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Korbinian Seitz

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