LINGUIST List 33.1684

Thu May 12 2022

Jobs: English; German; Anthropological Linguistics: Professor (f/m/d) of Anthropological Linguistics / Cultural Linguistics, Universität Bremen

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Date: 12-May-2022
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Subject: English; German; Anthropological Linguistics: Professor (f/m/d) of Anthropological Linguistics / Cultural Linguistics, Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany
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University or Organization: Universität Bremen
Department: The Faculty of Linguistics & Literary Studies
Job Location: Bremen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor (f/m/d) of Anthropological Linguistics / Cultural Linguistics

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics

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


The University of Bremen advertises in the linguistics section of the faculty of linguistics & literary studies (faculty 10), subject to release, the position of Professor (f/m/d) of Anthropological Linguistics / Cultural Linguistics (W2; reference number: P187/22) to be filled as of 01 October 2023.

Should the legal requirements for civil-servant status be fulfilled, the successful applicant will be appointed as a civil servant on a tenured professorship (W2 on the German salary scale for university professors).

Anthropological Linguistics / Cultural Linguistics considers language a social resource as part of a complex and intertwined set of cultural practices. The professorship thus focuses on research into the social and cultural context of language and communication, and into the domain-specific variability of linguistic concepts, structures, and practices, taking into account postcolonial speech communities and societies. This includes cognitive and comparative aspects. One of the required focus areas is the postcolonial English-speaking world (World Englishes). Clearly identifiable research activities in another postcolonial language area are strongly desired.

The successful applicant is expected to cover and represent the field in its entirety and in all of the faculty’s study programs that have linguistic components, as well as to contribute to the further development and internationalization of these study programs. The teaching duties comprise courses in the BA programs “Linguistik / Language Sciences” and “English-Speaking Cultures / English” as well as the MA programs “Language Sciences” and “English-Speaking Cultures: Language, Text, Media”. Applicants are required to demonstrate the ability to teach in English and German and must possess language skills at the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference.

The faculty subscribes to a modern interpretation of philology which includes transfer (in teaching and research) between the individual philologies and the sub-disciplines of linguistics as well as a perspective on interdisciplinarity. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation is possible within the context of the linguistic research foci of the faculty (Language in (Post)Colonial Contexts; Language Contact, Language Typology), in the faculty’s institute of general and applied linguistics as well as in the joint research platform “Worlds of Contradiction”. The faculty’s linguistics section hosts a Malta Center and has close cooperations with the University of Malta.

Applications with the usual documents (CV, photocopies of certificates/diplomas, list of publications, teaching portfolio, research profile), stating the above reference number, must be submitted electronically to the email address below or sent to the mailing address below by 30 June 2022.

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2022
Mailing Address for Applications:
Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 10
z. Hd. Frau Çelik
Postfach 330 440
Bremen D-28334
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies Callies

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