Full Professorship (W3) of German Linguistics (Chair)

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
17 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Languages and Literatures invites applications for

two Full Professorships (W3) of German Linguistics (Chair)

commencing as soon as possible.

The applicant is to represent German Linguistics in one or more of the following areas: core areas of grammar, language change and variation, pragmatics/interactional linguistics, language acquisition and language processing. Each position will be appointed with a different focus.

The professorships are expected to maintain close contact with the neighboring linguistic disciplines “German as a Foreign Language” and “Didactics of German Language and Literature”. It is desirable that the successful applicants engage in the future “LMU Center for Linguistics” which will serve as the core for a reorientation of the linguistic disciplines at the Faculty of Languages and Literatures. Furthermore, the successful applicants are expected to participate in the doctoral program of the Graduate School Language & Literature, Class of Language, and to commit himself/herself to the maintenance and further development of the study programs offered by the Institute of German Philology. In addition to independent research activities, the professorships also take on teaching responsibilities, especially in teacher training, which is one of the central responsibilities of the Institute of German Philology.

Prerequisites for these positions are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications and teaching to the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany, no later than October 15, 2020.