Full Professorship in English Language and Linguistics

University of Freiburg Faculty of Philology

The Faculty of Philology of the University of Freiburg (Germany) invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for English Language and Linguistics at the English Department.
  • Application deadline: 24.03.2023
  • Publication date: 10.02.2023
  • Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00002844


This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The successful applicant will hold a Chair at the University of Freiburg. As the post is funded by a program aimed at strengthening academic cooperation between the Universities of Freiburg and Basel as part of the Eucor – The European Campus Initiative, the professorship holder will be assigned to the University of Basel (Switzerland) for part of their working time for a period of up to six years.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected. We are looking for expertise in typological and contact-linguistic approaches to the English language, with focuses on at least two of the following areas: English phonetics/phonology, syntax of present-day English, sociolinguistic variation/World Englishes. Familiarity with state-of-the-art quantitative and experimental methods is an additional asset.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae (with complete list of publications)
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Copies (hard copy or PDF) of the doctoral dissertation and the five most important publications

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00002844, by 24.03.2023 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Universität Freiburg
Philologische Fakultät
Platz der Universität
79085 Freiburg
By Email: bewerbungen@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de

For further information, please contact Herrn Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Mair on the phone number +49 761 203-3336 or E-Mail bewerbungen@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments (in German).