Lectureship (Akademische*r Mitarbeiter*in) in English Linguistics

(full-time, E 13 TV-L / A 13 LBesGBW)

Reference no.: 2024/143. The start date is April 1st, 2025. The position is available on an open-ended basis. If the personal and legal requirements are met, a transfer to civil servant status (salary scale A 13, Akademische*r Rat/*Rätin) is possible. The position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The position is available within the Department of Linguistics, working with Professor Tamara Rathcke and Professor George Walkden, conducting research and teaching in English linguistics. Working languages are English and German.

Your Responsibilities

    • Teaching 9 hours per week per semester (Semesterwochenstunden)
    • Supervising student theses at all levels (BA, BEd, MA, MEd)
    • Academic advising for the MA Linguistics, including the Double Degree Verona
    • Conducting independent research in English and general linguistics
    • Applying for third-party funding and participating in larger research initiatives (Research Units, CRCs, Excellence Clusters)
    • Shared administrative duties within English linguistics

Your Competencies

    • Doctorate in a relevant area of linguistics (degree certificate must be in hand by date of application)
    • Strong research profile in English linguistics, as witnessed by multiple publications in this area
    • Record of highquality teaching in multiple areas of English linguistics (at least two of: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics)
    • Excellent (C2 CEFR) level of written and spoken English
    • German skills at least B1 CEFR
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

We Offer

    • Open-ended contract and payment on the salary scale TV-L 13, or employment as a civil servant (A 13 LBesGBW) if the personal and legal requirements are met
    • The opportunity to be part of a friendly, lively linguistics department with a broad range of research specialisms, an international profile, and a strong record of third-party funding
    • Career development opportunities and support
All Benefits

Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. George Walkden via e-mail: george.walkden@uni-konstanz.de.

We look forward to receiving your application by 30.09.2024 via our Online Application Portal. Applications should contain: i) a cover letter, ii) an academic CV with list of publications and list of courses taught, iii) a copy of your doctoral degree certificate, iv) a statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages), v) sample publication(s) (max. 50 pages total), and vi) the names and email addresses of three academic referees.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity, as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme. Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact sbv@uni-konstanz.de, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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