Saturday, November 1, 2008

Discipline of Linguistics: Researcher, University of Konstanz, Germany

University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: , Germany
Web Address:

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Discipline of Linguistics


The University of Konstanz is one of the nine Universities of Excellence in
the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of
Konstanz for the promotion of young scientists in the natural sciences,
humanities and social sciences. It forms a platform for interdisciplinary
discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and
provides young scientists with resources for obtaining third-party funding.

We are offering 5 Research Positions (up to Salary Scale 14 or 15 TV-L)
ranked according to the applicant's personal level of qualification,
assigned duties and responsibilities for the development and implementation
of individual research projects / research groups. In principle, each
position can be divided into two half-time positions. The initial
appointments will commence on April 1st, 2009 and will end on September
30th, 2010. An extension of the work contract for an additional 3.5 years
is foreseen, provided, that external third-party funding for a research
project has been granted.

The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an
appropriate workplace for conducting research. A pool for funding
cooperative projects, research assistants, research trips and the
acquisition of equipment is available. Additionally, fellows may nominate
recognized experts in their field of research as senior fellows, who will
be invited to Konstanz for a period of 3 - 12 months and who, in addition
to their research work, will advise young scientists in the Zukunftskolleg.

The prerequisites for acceptance are a doctoral degree and outstanding
scientific qualification as documented by research activities and
publications. The ideal candidate has just finished her / his dissertation
or has acquired initial work experience as a postdoctoral researcher.
International experience in teaching or research and a strong interest in
interdisciplinary topics are desirable. Each fellow is a member of both: a
department of the university and the Zukunftskolleg. Involvement in
teaching is possible. The foreseen topical connection of the project to the
research profile of the University of Konstanz should be demonstrated in
the project outline. Fellows are expected to actively participate in the
regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to reside in Konstanz.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of their project outlines and a
two-day workshop to be held on February 16-17th, 2009 at Konstanz.

Information about the fellowships are available on our website: .

The University is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the
number of women in research and teaching.

The University encourages disabled persons who will be given preference if
appropriately qualified to apply (contact to the representative of disabled
persons: phone +49 (0) 7531 / 88 - 3725).

The University has been certified by the Hertie Foundation to be a
family-friendly institution.

Applicants should send their application form (see, their project outline (maximum length
6 pages), a letter of motivation (one page), application documents (CV,
publication list, relevant degree certificates) and a reading excerpt
(maximum length 30 pages) as a pdf-file to the application email provided

Note that these fellowships are university wide and are not limited to
linguistics. The selection process is therefore fiercely competitive!

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2008

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Miriam Butt