Junior Professorship of Multilingualism with a focus on German as an additional language (grade W1 with tenure-track leading to W2)

Universität Regensburg
The Faculty of Linguistics, Literary-, and Cultural Studies invites applications for a

Junior Professorship of Multilingualism with a focus on German as an additional
language (grade W1 with tenure-track leading to W2)

for a period of three years in the first phase with the legal status of temporary civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit), to be appointed as soon as possible. The tenure-track professorship is supported by the Federal/Länder program for the promotion of young scientists (tenure-track program). Universität Regensburg offers the prospect, upon positive tenure evaluation, of transferring to a permanent position as W2 grade professor with the legal status civil servant for life (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit). The requirements for the tenure evaluation can be found at https://go.uni-regensburg.de/tt-satzung (German only).

A successful applicant will cover the field of multilingualism studies from the perspective of German as an additional language in various contexts of acquisition and use. The junior professorship is allocated to the professorship of German as a second language, and is expected to provide impulses for the development of the field of German as a second language, together with German as a foreign language in the area of multilingualism studies. It is also expected that a successful applicant will participate in the faculty’s research focus on multilingualism and regionality. The teaching requirement will be in the fields of German as a second language (Deutsch als Zweitsprache) and in the MA programme multilingualism and regionality (Mehrsprachigkeit und Regionalität).

Requirements are:

  1. A university degree (MA or equivalent), preferably in the field of German studies (Germanistik)
  2. A university degree in German as a second language (Deutsch als Zweitsprache), German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache), or similar study programmes
  3. A doctorate (Ph.D.) in German as a second language (Deutsch als Zweitsprache), German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache), or similar study programmes
  4. Teaching experience at university level
  5. Experiences in the fields of language support in migrational contexts and/or teaching German
  6. It is expected that applicants will engage in academic cooperations (research and teaching) at the Universität Regensburg, and are willing to participate in committee work and other forms of academic self-administration

Prerequisites for taking up the position are, in accordance with Art. 14 Bavarian University Staff Act (BayHSchPG), alongside the general conditions from public sector employment law, a completed university degree, pedagogic suitability, and particular aptitude for academic work, generally shown by a doctoral degree. Insofar as the candidate undertook employment as a research associate or research assistant after their doctorate, the duration of the doctoral studies and the employment should not sum to more than six years.

Applicant must have changed universities following the doctorate or have been academically active for at least two years somewhere other than Universität Regensburg before the application.

Universität Regensburg is particularly committed to reconciling family and working life (for more information, see http://www.uni-regensburg.de/chancengleichheit). To fulfill the equality directive and increase the number of female professors, we explicitly encourage applications from qualified women.

In case of essentially similar suitability, applicants with severe disabilities will be preferentially selected.

The prerequisites for appointment under civil servant law are based on the provisions of the Bavarian Public Service Code (BayBG) and the Bavarian University Staff Act (BayHSchPG).

Applications containing the normal documents (resume, certificates, list of publications) should be submitted, exclusively electronically (pdf)

by May 31st, 2020

to the Dean of the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Cultures of Universität Regensburg, fakultaet.slk@ur.de.

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This is the English translation of a German job advertisement published by the Universität Regensburg at https://go.uni-regensburg.de/stellen-professuren. Only the original German text is legally binding.