Job announcement: General Linguistics/langs. of Middle East

Geoffrey Haig geoffrey.haig at UNI-BAMBERG.DE
Thu Jul 15 17:13:33 UTC 2010

Dear All,
the following job announcement may be of interest, best wishes

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 should also be consulted at:

Job summary:

The position involves teaching at 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 Geoffrey 
Haig at:

geoffrey.haig at

Candidates are invited to send their applications by August 15, 2010, 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 necessary.

Prof. Geoffrey Haig
Universität Bamberg
Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft / General Linguistics
An der Universität 2
96045 Bamberg
Tel. ++ 49 951 863 2490
Admin: ++ 49 951 863 2491

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