The English Department of the University of Freiburg (Germany) invites applications for a Lecturer (Akad. Rat*Rätin auf  Zeit) in linguistics (full time), to be filled from 1 April 2022. The appointment is initialy limited to three years and can be extended for another three years, enabling candidates to enhance their research and teaching profiles. The position will be assigned to the team lead by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Kortmann and involves a teaching load of four weekly contact hours. Candidates must meet the requirements for appointment as civil servants in accordance with German law.

Applicants are expected to hold a qualified PhD degree in (English) linguistics and have a functionalist or usage-based research profile in at least two of the following areas: English morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, dialectology, sociolinguistics. Furthermore, applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of corpus-linguistic and statistical expertise. We encourage all applicants to submit a concrete and specific outline (4 to 6 pages) of a research project in one of these areas.

Applications shall included a CV, list of publications, documentation of teaching experience and evaluations plus a research project outline.The salary will be determined in accordance with A 13..

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001841, by 15.11.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Englisches Seminar
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Kortmann
Rempartstr. 15 / KG IV
79085 Freiburg im Breisgau
in a single pdf document.

For further information, please contact Dr. Gerhard Fehlner on the phone number +49 761 203-3331 or E-Mail


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