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In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence 'Hearing4all', the Institute for English and American Studies in the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies (School III) invites applications for the position of a

Junior Professor for English Linguistics (m/f/d)
with a Focus on Language Acquisition and Language Processing Theories
(Salary grade W1, tenure track)

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The candidate will be employed as a temporary civil servant for a time period of three years. An extension of three years is possible in the case of a positive evaluation. After this period and a final evaluation, appointment to a tenured professorship at W2 level is intended in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.


  1. outstanding doctoral degree in Linguistics (with English being at least one of the languages researched); a doctoral or Master's degree in English Studies;
  2. evidence of a strong research profile which includes the field of language acquisition or language processing, preferably with a focus on phonetic/phonological or lexical aspects;
  3. demonstrated ability to teach English linguistics.

Prerequisites for employment are specified in section 30 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG).

We seek a candidate who is (prospectively) able to teach all aspects of English linguistics (ideally covering several regional varieties). She or he conducts research in the field of English linguistics, primarily in first or second language acquisition and language processing, or who will (further) develop her or his research interests in this area, thereby strengthening hearing research with a linguistic perspective. In addition, the candidate's research specialization should be compatible with the linguistic field of 'language contact, language acquisition and language processing,' which is the current research focus in the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies.

The candidate's responsibilities will include teaching in all Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes of the Institute, developing and implementing linguistics research projects, involvement in academic administrative tasks, and participation in research carried out within the Cluster of Excellence 'Hearing4all'.

As the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg have a cooperation agreement, the applicant will be expected to contribute actively towards this cooperation.

To increase the proportion of women in science, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Applications must include an academic CV, copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates, a list of publications, your five most important and relevant publications (including your dissertation), a list of research grants acquired to date, a list of courses taught, and copies of course evaluations. Applications should include the keyword "Kennziffer 187" in the reference line and should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to (maximum size 40 MB). Alternatively, applications may be sent by post to 'Das Präsidium der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, z. H. des Dekans der Fakultät III, 26111 Oldenburg'. The deadline for applications is June 21, 2019.

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Ronald Geluykens (rojke5pnald.geluykens@uncpi-olden+s4oburg.deer).

For the legally binding German version of this advertisement, please see This English version is for information only.


Umfeld der Universität

Christina Omn19swasiueldg1 (chrijaa41stienna.oswad8ld@uo+6l.deda) (Stand: 21.05.2019)