Assistant Professorship in Ibero-Romance and General Linguistics

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Ibero-Romance and General Linguistics, starting 1 February 2019. This non-tenure position is for five years only.

Your position
Candidates for this assistant professorship are expected to be able to perform teaching and research duties in the discipline and to practice a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Research interests in language varieties, language contact, the linguistics of migration, and global Spanish are desirable. The successful candidate for this professorship in the Department of Linguistics and Literature is expected to reach out to and draw on the fields of general linguistics and language history/historical linguistics, as well as to be an active participant in the interdisciplinary Master’s program in Language and Communication, in the doctoral program in linguistics of the Hermann Paul School of Linguistics, and in the European and Global Studies focal area of the University of Basel.

Your profile

Applicants should have an outstanding international publication record, post-doctoral research experience and a project proposal that can be handed in for funding. Applications are possible whether or not candidates have completed a habilitation. There are no limits regarding how many years have passed since the completion of the doctorate.

We offer you
The University of Basel is an equal-opportunity and family-friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. As the University aims to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, applications by women are strongly encouraged.
Application / Contact
Candidates should send their applications electronically to: Further relevant information is available on The deadline for applications is 27 May 2018.For additional information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Walter Leimgruber
(phone: ++41 (0) 61 207 34 09).