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Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

The Institute of Slavic Studies at the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies (School III) invites applications for the position of

Professorship (salary scale W2) of Slavic Linguistics (m/f/x)

(start date October 1st, 2022 as soon as possible).

Candidates must

  1. hold an outstanding doctoral degree in the field of Slavic linguistics with a particular focus on Russian or Polish
  2. hold a post-doctoral degree (habilitation or equivalent) in the field of Slavic linguistics with a particular focus on Russian or Polish
  3. focus on at least one of the areas of contact linguistics and language acquisition in their research, with a clearly recognisable region-based approach, as evidenced by publications
  4. be familiar with relevant linguistic theories as well as relevant contact, socio- and/or psycholinguistic methods, as evidenced by publications
  5. be willing and able to actively participate in shaping the Institute’s region-based research focus (in addition to Russian and Polish, this also includes Belarusian and Ukrainian), as evidenced by a research plan (max. three pages)
  6. be able to teach the broad subject of Slavic linguistics, as evidenced by relevant courses taught
  7. have near-native German language skills (at least C1)
  8. have experience in acquiring third-party funding as well as in international cooperation.

Experience in interdisciplinary cooperation is desired.

We are looking for an individual who develops and pursues research projects that are compatible with the School’s current linguistic research areas of (Language Contact / Language acquisition and processing (and thus, with the prospective field of linguistic hearing research), and that will strengthen the Institute of Slavic Studies’ region-based research and teaching profile. The candidate will also coordinate linguistic courses at the Institute and teach linguistic courses in all degree programmes run by the Institute or in which the Institute is involved. Moreover, the candidate will be expected to participate in existing national and international collaborations, especially the continuation and further development of the Institute’s partnerships with universities in Russia, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine, for the benefit of research and teaching. Finally, active participation in academic self-governance is expected.

The requirements for appointment are in accordance with section 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). To increase the number of women professors, female applicants will be given preference if equally qualified. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference where qualifications are equivalent. The position may be filled on a part-time basis if necessary.

Applications (with curriculum vitae, transcripts, list of publications, report on all previous research activities for which third-party funding was raised during the last five years, research plan, list of all courses taught, presentations) as well as the five most important and relevant publications (including doctoral dissertation) must be submitted by 31/07/2021, referencing "W2-Slavistik". Your application must also be accompanied by the "Profile Sheet" (

Applications should preferably be sent by email as a single PDF file to the Presidential Board of the University of Oldenburg, FAO the Dean of School III, 26111 Oldenburg (Email: ) Please include the reference "W2-Slavistik" in your e-mail’s subject line.


(Stand: 27.07.2021)