27.3732, Jobs: Middle English; Old English; Historical Linguistics: Full Professor, Leipzig University

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Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:13:47
From: Frank Liedtke [dekphilo at rz.uni-leipzig.de]
Subject: Middle English; Old English; Historical Linguistics: Full Professor, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

University or Organization: Leipzig University 
Job Location: Leipzig, Germany 
Job Title: W2-Professorship in English historical linguistics - focus Old/Middle English
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics 

Required Language(s): English, Middle (enm)
                      English, Old (ang) 


The Department of English at Leipzig University invites applications for a
W2-Professorship (permanent position) in English historical linguistics with a
focus on Old and Middle English to be filled by 1. April 2018 or as soon as
possible thereafter. 

The ideal candidate is an expert in their field whose research and teaching
covers the full range of historical linguistics and whose empirical research
on textual corpora draws on and feeds into linguistic theory. Due to the
textual orientation of the position, the candidate will be expected to
contribute to the teaching of cultural and literary studies courses as part of
the medieval studies modules of the department. We encourage applications from
Historical Sociolinguists. The ideal candidate combines documented expertise
in theories of language change with a research focus on textual analysis and a
socio-historical and/or comparative orientation. The research interests of the
candidate should lie in one of the core areas of Linguistics; Phonology,
Morphology, Syntax or Semantics.

The candidate should be able to provide qualified teaching in the areas of
English and general historical linguistics in the BA/MA and PhD degree
programmes, as well as in the teacher training courses for the state
certificate ("Staatsexamen"). S/he will also contribute to the departmental
medieval studies courses as well as to cross-departmental linguistics courses.
We expect the candidate to cooperate with existing and planned research
proposals and to complement existing strengths at Leipzig University,
especially in the research theme “Language and Culture in the Digital Age”.
The candidate should have demonstrated experience in departmental-level
administration, in attracting external research funding and in the successful
completion of research projects, especially at an international level.

Leipzig University is one of Germany’s leading universities in the area of
humanities. It has a long-standing tradition of teaching and research in
languages, especially the historical stages of English, which have been the
focus of scholars such as Eduard Sievers, Richard Wülker, or Max Förster.
Leipzig University seeks to extend its international profile and outreach. It
is an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages applications by

Disabled applicants are encouraged to apply and are given preference if
equally qualified.The duties and rights of this professorship (public salary
level W2) are based on Saxonian state law (Sächsisches
Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz (SächsHSFG), Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung
(DAVOHS)). Applicants have to be qualified according to § 58 SächsHSFG.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a record of teaching
experience, available proofs of evaluations, and a notarized photocopy of the
certificate proving the highest academic grade should be submitted to the head
of the Faculty of Philology at the Leipzig University no later than November
4, 2016. 

For further information, please contact the Faculty of Philology: 
Universität Leipzig, Dekan der Philologischen Fakultät, Herrn Prof. Dr. Frank
Liedtke, Beethovenstr. 15, D-04107 Leipzig

Application Deadline: 04-Nov-2016 
Email Address for Applications: dekphilo at rz.uni-leipzig.de 
Contact Information:
	Prof. Dr. Frank Liedtke 
	Email: dekphilo at rz.uni-leipzig.de 


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