[lg policy] jobs: Minority Languages of the Middle East, General Linguistics: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale), University of Bamberg, Germany

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 8 14:21:12 UTC 2010

Minority Languages of the Middle East, General Linguistics:
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale), University of Bamberg,

University or Organization: University of Bamberg
Department: General Linguistics
Job Location: Bamberg, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/
Job Rank: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale)

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Documentation;
Sociolinguistics; Typology; Minority Languages of the Middle East


Fixed-term appointment (5 years, A 13 on the German salary scale) for a
lecturer in general linguistics at the newly-established department of
general linguistics at the University of Bamberg. The official German text
for the application can be consulted at:

Job summary:

The position involves teaching at the undergraduate level (5 hours per
week), including courses in both a BA and a Masters Programme. The main
areas of instruction are the sociolinguistics of minority languages in the
Near East, language contact, and typology. However, besides these core
areas, the successful candidate will have considerable freedom to focus on
his/her own special areas of interest and contribute towards developing the
teaching profile of the department. Besides teaching, the candidate will be
expected to fulfill administrative duties and contribute to establishing
the web-based resources at the department. The candidate will be encouraged
to complete a Habilitation (second thesis, generally required for a
professorship in Germany) over the time span of the appointment. The
position will commence on October 1, or as soon as possible thereafter.

- PhD in general linguistics in hand at the time of appointment.
- Demonstrated expertise in a language of the Near and Middle East,
preferably Arabic or other Semitic language.
- Research experience in at least one of the following fields: empirical
sociolinguistics, bilingualism and minority languages, documentation of
endangered languages, language typology
- Commitment to excellence in teaching, preferably experience in courses
relevant to the position.
- Clear evidence of potential for research and publishing in English at
international level.
- Knowledge of German would be a distinct advantage, but is not essential
as the language of teaching is English.

Any enquries regarding the application should be directed to
Prof. Geoffrey Haig at:
Tel. +49 951 863 2490 / 2491
Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
An der Universit├Ąt 2
96045 Bamberg

Candidates are invited to send their applications, in pdf-format, to the
above address.

Applications should include: a CV, two samples of written work, a brief
statement outlining the candidate's current and future research agenda, and
the names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted if

Application Deadline: 15-Aug-2010

Email Address for Applications: geoffrey.haiguni-bamberg.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Geoffrey Haig
Email: geoffrey.haiguni-bamberg.de
Phone: 00499518632490


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