2 DH professorships @ TU Darmstadt / Germany

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The Department of Social and Historical Sciences invites application for a
Professorship (W3)
German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics in the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies.

With these position, the Institute aims to extend and strengthen its research focus in Digital Philology by establishing a cluster of three professorships.


The already established professorship in German Computational Philology (with a focus in Medieval Studies) will be complemented by two new professorships with the denominations W3 German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics, and W2 Modern German Literature – Digital Literary Studies. The Institute thus aims to consolidate its profile in German Studies while further intensifying its commitment to the Digital Humanities that started over ten years ago.

Central research areas of the Institute are digital research infrastructures, knowledge and scientific communication, corpus and computational linguistics, (digital) editions, digitization of cultural heritage data and (digital) cultural studies. The already established course programme in German Studies and the bilingual Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing are going to be complemented by a likewise bilingual Bachelor of Arts in Digital Philology (German and English).

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and well-established researcher in German linguistics to further enhance the profile in corpus and computational linguistics with methodologically advanced research. We expect active engagement in the research areas mentioned above as well as teaching in all courses of studies offered by the Institute at undergraduate and graduate level.

Formal requirements are the Habilitation (“Second book”) or equivalent qualification and demonstrable experience in the acquisition of external funding as well as an excellent record of teaching at university level with proven pedagogical qualifications. Postholders are expected to actively engage in cooperative interdisciplinary research within the Department of Social and Historical Sciences as well as the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. Postholders are furthermore expected to represent the Institute in the self-governing bodies of the university.

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 §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, copies of relevant diplomas, and a cover letter describing the motivation and qualification for the position plus electronic copies of the PhD thesis, Habilitationsschrift or 2nd book, and three relevant research papers should be sent, preferably in PDF-format, to the Dean of the Department of Social and Historical Sciences, Frau Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, Dolivostr. 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, bewerbung-dh@linglit.tu-darmstadt.de. Please make reference to the Code-No. of the advertised position.

Code. No. 6

Application deadline: February 28, 2015

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The Department of Social and Historical Sciences invites applications for a
Professorship (W2)
Modern German Literary Studies – Digital Literary Studies

in the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies.

With these position, the Institute aims to extend and strengthen its research focus in Digital Philology by establishing a cluster of three professorships.

The already established professorship in German Computational Philology (with a focus in Medieval Studies) will be complemented by two new professorships with the denominations W3 German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics, and W2 Modern German Literature – Digital Literary Studies. The Institute thus aims to consolidate its profile in German Studies while further intensifying its commitment to the Digital Humanities that started over ten years ago.

Central research areas of the Institute are digital research infrastructures, knowledge and scientific communication, corpus and computational linguistics, (digital) editions, digitization of cultural heritage data and (digital) cultural studies. The already established course programme in German Studies and the bilingual Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing are going to be complemented by a likewise bilingual Bachelor of Arts in Digital Philology (German and English).

We are seeking to recruit an experienced researcher in Modern German Literary Studies who will contribute methodologically advanced research in the area of Digital Literary Studies. We expect active engagement in the research areas mentioned above as well as teaching in all courses of studies offered by the Institute at undergraduate and graduate level.

Formal requirements are the Habilitation (“Second book”) or equivalent qualification and demonstrable experience in the acquisition of external funding as well as an excellent record of teaching at university level with proven pedagogical qualifications. Postholders are expected to actively engage in cooperative interdisciplinary research within the Department of Social and Historical Sciences as well as the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. Postholders are furthermore expected to represent the Institute in the self-governing bodies of the university.

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 §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, copies of relevant diplomas, and a cover letter describing the motivation and qualification for the position plus electronic copies of the PhD thesis, Habilitationsschrift or 2nd book, and three relevant research papers should be sent, preferably in PDF-format, to the Dean of the Department of Social and Historical Sciences, Frau Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, Dolivostr. 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, bewerbung-dh@linglit.tu-darmstadt.de. Please make reference to the Code-No. of the advertised position.

Code. No. 7

Application deadline: February 28, 2015

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