[Lingtyp] Job posting: Historical Linguistics @ U Bern

Fernando Zúñiga fernando.zuniga at isw.unibe.ch
Tue Mar 2 14:14:27 UTC 2021

      Open rank professorship (oP/aoP/AssP TT) in Historical Linguistics

The University of Bern offers an open rank professorship, succession of 
Prof. Dr. George van Driem) in Historical Linguistics as either an 
Extraordinary, Ordinary, or Assistant Professor with tenure track, 
depending on qualifications and experience, at the Institute of 
Linguistics, starting 1st February 2022.

Applicants will be expected to cover the whole field of theoretical and 
empirical studies of language change with respect to both teaching and 
research, with a focus on languages outside the Indo- European family 
(e.g., languages from Central, South, and Southeast Asia, or the 
Pacific) and possibly a complementary focus (e.g., Historical 

The successful applicant should be willing to co-operate with 
neighboring disciplines and institutions in the Faculty and the Bernese 
Center for the Study of Language and Society. As co-director of the 
institute, s/he will be expected to be involved in academic 
administration; therefore, a good working knowledge of German is 
indispensable. Previous experience in negotiating external funding of 
research projects is essential.
Academic requirements for this position are a completed Ph.D. plus a 
"Habilitation" or an equivalent qualification (ordinary/extraordinary 
professorship) or an excellent Ph.D. and an elaborate Habilitation 
project (Assistant professorship with tenure track). An application for 
job sharing is possible.
The University of Bern is committed to equal opportunities and the 
promotion of diversity in employment. In particular, it strives to 
increase the number of women in senior academic positions, and supports 
job sharing and dual-career hiring. The Faculty of Humanities welcomes 
applications from people with disabilities, People of Color, and people 
who, in the Swiss context, are from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Applications including a CV, teaching concept, list of publications, 
list of courses taught, list of externally funded projects, and 
information on previous employment and participation in academic 
administration are to be submitted in electronic form only as PDF files 
by March 28th 2021 (to Mr. Korbinian Seitz: 
korbinian.seitz at histdek.unibe.ch <mailto:korbinian.seitz at histdek.unibe.ch>).
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