The Institute of Linguistics within the Faculty of Philology at the University of Münster, Germany, Münster invites applications for a

Junior Professorship (Juniorprofessur) (salary level W1) in General Linguistics

The initial appointment will be for three years; upon successful evaluation, the position will be extended for an additional three years. The teaching load within the first three years is four contact hours per week.

The successful candidate will have research experience in empirical and typological linguistics with a special focus on the interactional aspects of language from a descriptive and typological points of view. The candidate is expected to take part in establishing a research focus on discourse typology in the Institute of Linguistics and to contribute to the graduate school “Empirical and Applied Linguistics” within the Faculty of Philology. Therefore, applicants dealing with discourse semantics and pragmatics, information structure, cross-cultural pragmatics, or similar topics will receive special attention. Knowledge of one or more non-Indo-European languages and extensive fieldwork experience are required. The candidate is also expected to be able to teach university courses in all relevant linguistic disciplines.

In addition to fulfilling the general appointment requirements, candidates should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, experience in academic teaching, and internationally visible scholarly credentials, as reflected in an excellent doctoral dissertation and in high-quality academic publications. The candidate is also expected to take on some of the administrative duties at the University. If applicable, she or he will be prepared to acquire good German language skills within the first two years of the appointment.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applicants are requested to submit their applications by email together with the usual documents (academic CV, list of publications, record of teaching experience, and copies of academic degree certificates) within a single PDF document not later than 15 December 2017 to the following address:

Dekan des Fachbereichs 09 – Philologie
Herrn Prof. Dr. Eric Achermann

For more information, please contact Professor Dr Dejan Matić (email: