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Tenure Track Professorship (W2 / W3) in Romance Philology / Linguistics of the Spanish Language with a focus on Sociolinguistics
Published(182 days ago)
Deadline for applications(155 days ago)
Freie Universität BerlinBerlin
Freie Universität Berlin - Department of Philosophy and Humanities -
Institute for Romance Philology
Tenure Track Professorship in Romance
Philology / Linguistics of the Spanish
Language with a focus on Sociolinguistics
Salary grade: Initially W 2, 5 years; after evaluation W 3 with tenure Reference Code: PhilG_160276
The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
Successful candidates will have a research focus on the study of the Spanish language
system, specializing in sociolinguistics based on contemporary theories. She or he will have
an additional research focus in one or more of the following subject areas: research of
multilinguism; language acquisition, or linguistic change. The professor will demonstrate
research and teaching expertise in at least one additional romance language and have an
excellent international track record in research and university teaching. Furthermore, she or
he will have experience in acquiring funding for, and carrying out, externally funded
research. Apart from the official duties in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher
Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The appointee will participate in the development of third-party funded research projects and
research alliances of the department. She or he will furthermore develop international
collaboration in research and teaching and will teach in all of the degree programs of the
department that are concerned with linguistics, especially in the newly established bachelor
program Language and Society. Teaching and research will include aspects of gender and
diversity approaches. Missing German language skills will need to be acquired within three
The professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of five years. Under the
condition that the appointee passes the tenure evaluation, upon its expiry the tenure track
professorship entails appointment to the tenured position which will not be advertised.
Objectives for this evaluation will be negotiated during the appointment procedure for the
tenure track professorship (according to Article 102 c BerlHG).
The objectives to be agreed upon will include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
Support of junior scholars
The conditions of employment according to civil service law must be fulfilled at the time of
the tenure appointment.
Please note that the Articles 101, Sections 3 and 7 of the BerlHG apply for candidates that
completed their PhD at Freie Universität Berlin and/or are primarily employed at Freie
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in
German or English; if applicable the letter of appointment (please add translations if
needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching
competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future
research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary
language certificates. If applicable for the respective content area, please give information
on industrial cooperation, inventions / patents and spin-offs.
All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably
electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code no later than
May 13th, 2019 at
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
z. Hd. Frau Hehn
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment
requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and regulations of the Berlin
Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102
c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please
visit www.fu-berlin.de and www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en.
Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.