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Current status of application procedure

  • Appointment offer to the first-placed candidate (21.07.2020)
The Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Bielefeld University is seeking to fill a vacancy of a

W2 Professorship with tenure track / W3 Professorship in Computational Linguistics

at the earliest possible opportunity.

The successful applicant is familiar with current theories and methods of computational linguistics and covers a broad range of topics of the field in their research and teaching. One research focus will be on modelling of dialogues. At least one additional research focus in the area of, e.g., text generation and text parsing, multilingualism, language variation and language evolution, or computational semantics is expected.

We expect documented experience of collaborative research projects and of acquiring project grants. The successful candidate is a willing and able to join faculty- and university-wide collaborations. Also expected is a willingness to work on data from natural settings. The successful candidate cooperates on joint research projects in which the Bielefeld Linguistics Group is currently involved (e.g., the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, the research network Dialogue Structures as well as new research initiatives).

The successful applicant has comprehensive, suitable teaching experience and will be  responsible for teaching and supervision of students from the linguistics bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs as well as the masters program of interdisciplinary media studies (Interdisziplinäre Medienwissenschaft), including courses on text technology. We also expect a willingness and ability to teach in English and German.

Preconditions for the professorship are a university degree in a relevant field, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate, and further academic achievements. These will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure (§ 36 Higher Education Act [HG]).

The W2 position is limited to five years, but with a tenure track option; after appointment, a target agreement is formulated. If the evaluation is positive in the final year of the post, the position will be converted into a permanent position at W3 level. In a special exceptional case, a tenure evaluation may already be possible after three years. This exception must be justified by outstanding scientific achievements and a corresponding contribution to sharpening the research profile of the university. Applicants for the W2 tenure track position must already have developed a promising research profile during their time as postdocs and must have the pedagogical and personal qualifications to hold the professorship. Family times are taken into account in the selection decision. The professorship can also be filled directly as a permanent W3 position.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and Craft. Applications are handled according to the state's equal opportunity statutes.

Please direct any queries to apl. Prof. Dr. Joana Cholin (joana.cholin@uni-bielefeld.de).

Applications must include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page concept of research and teaching, list of publications with up to 10 of the most important highlighted, copies of diplomas, list of courses and lectures given.

Please send applications electronically as a single PDF-document until October 10, 2019 to:

Bielefeld University
Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld

E-Mail: dekanin.lili@uni-bielefeld.de

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