Professor for General and Applied Linguistics
University of Innsbruck Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Innsbruck invites highly qualified individuals to apply to join our team.

University Professor for General and Applied Linguistics

Field > General & Applied Linguistics Location > Innsbruck, Austria
Job Profile > University Professorship contract duration > permanent
Application deadline > March 31, 2021 type of contract > 100%
salary > minimum salary of € 5.321,70/month (14 payments)

We especially encourage women and/or people from diverse groups, such as people from the LGBT+ and BAME communities to send us their application!

Your tasks
As a prospective postholder you will represent the field "General and Applied Linguistics" in research and teaching and your research foci are in at least two of the following areas: Linguistic Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis and Text Linguistics. Additional qualifications in the areas of grammar theory, psycholinguistics, and digital humanities are desired. You are willing to contribute to teaching in our BA Linguistics, MA Linguistics, and PhD Linguistics and Media Studies curricula and supervise theses in all these areas. In addition, you are willing to contribute to the focus system of the faculty and the university, in particular to the Digital Humanities Research Center and the Digital Science Center (DISC). It is a matter of course for all our employees to actively participate in the university's administration. You either have excellent command of German (minimum C1) or excellent command of English (minimum C1) paired with intermediate proficiency in German (minimum B1) and the willingness to improve to B2 stage within two years.

Application requirements as well as detailed employment information and benefits are available here:

We look forward to receiving your application!

About us

Our team at the Department of Linguistics in Innsbruck is studying a range of languages both in the fields of General and Applied Linguistics and Indo-Germanic Studies. Our activities in teaching and research include the following main areas: Feminist Linguistics - Gender Linguistics, Digital and Corpus Linguistics, Lexicology and Language Comparison, Onomastics and Digital Applications (GIS), Rhetoric and Argumentation, Language, Ideology and Propaganda, Structural Semantics, Metaphor Theory and Healthcare Communication. Furthermore, there is a focus on historical linguistics and Indo-Germanic studies.

The Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck - founded in 1669 - is the largest university in western Austria. Due to our impressive location in the middle of the most important north-south connection line in Europe, we are internationally oriented and regionally anchored. As a university, we create spaces for free, creative and daring thinking and open up diverse opportunities through comprehensive education. We promote this through participation, cooperation, trust and transparency in a democratic self-image.

As a central social force, the University of Innsbruck stands for independent research and teaching at the highest level. Our most important assets are those people whose curiosity and commitment make the University of Innsbruck one of the most exciting workplaces in the German-speaking areas. The University of Innsbruck has over 27,000 students, more than 5,000 employees, and over 130 degree and postgraduate training programs.

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