[Lingtyp] Job posting: Historical Linguistics @ U Bern
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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