Professorship in Humanities Computing (W3) at TU Darmstadt

The Department of German at the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a vacant

Professorship in Humanities Computing (W3) (ID-No. 295)

The prospective postholder is expected to teach courses in German linguistics or literary studies as well as humanities computing at undergraduate and graduate level Bachelor/Master of Arts Germanistik, Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing, teaching degrees).

The postholder must have research interests and a proven track record of excellent research in at least two of the following areas:
• Text technology
• History and theory of literature and media
• Text linguistics
• Media and communication (e.g. Conceptual History “Metaphern- und Begriffsgeschichte”)
• Digital editions

Formal requirements are the Habilitation (“Second book”) or equivalent qualification and an excellent record of teaching at university level. Postholders are expected to actively engage in cooperative interdisciplinary research within the faculty of History and Social Science as well as the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. They should have a record of attracting external research funding.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German “W-Besoldung”. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 70 and 71 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz). Candidates who already hold a civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis) can be reappointed under the same status. Nonpermanent contracts can be made permanent after positive evaluation.

The Technische Univesität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications severely disabled applicants will be given preference.

Applications referring to the Identification Number (ID-No. 295) (including a CV, list of publications, copies of relevant diplomas, a record of teaching activities and scientific accomplishments) are to be sent to the

Dean of the Faculty of History and Social Science,
Prof. Dr. Rudi Schmiede, Residenzschloss
64293 Darmstadt.

Deadline for applications: October 8th, 2009

Official URLs of this text:

Dr. Sabine Bartsch
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft – Englische Linguistik
Hochschulstr. 1         64289 Darmstadt
Fon: +49-6151-16 4570   Fax: +49-6151-16 3694

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