Applications are invited for

1,5 assistant professorships in Romance Linguistics (m/f/d)
(PhD and/or Post Doc, Salary grade E 13 TV-L)

at the Institute for “Romanistik und Latinistik” of the Department of Language and Literature (Prof. Dr. Oliver Ehmer). Positions starting 1 October 2022 or later with an initial duration of three years. The positions are available on a full-time (100%) or part-time basis (e.g. 50% or 75%).


  • Execution of a PhD or Habilitation project in the field of Romance Linguistics (preferably Spanish, French possible)
  • Teaching of courses in romance linguistics, amounting to 4 LVS (=2 courses per semester) in case of a 100% position
  • Participation in research projects led by the professor
  • Administrative duties

Requirements (when staring the job):

  • In case of a PhD: completed university studies in Linguistics or philology (Master’s)
  • In case of a Post Doc: completed PhD
  • Willingness to do field recordings abroad

Additional criteria:

  • Advanced knowledge in the fields of interactional linguistics, conversation analysis and/or spoken language
  • Advanced knowledge of Spanish Linguistics (alternatively French Linguistics) and the Spanish language; knowledge of a second Romance language is desirable.
  • Experience with linguistic flied recordings
  • Experience in organizing scientific events

Osnabrück University is a family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives.

Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments.

If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Letter of motivation, tabular CV, university degree, contact details of two personal references
  • Draft of a possible research project (approx. 800 words, excluding references)
  • If applicable: list of publications, list of courses taught
  • Sample of an academic text (e.g. master’s thesis, article, dissertation thesis)

Applications are to be submitted electronically in a single document in PDF format (example texts separately), using the identifier 2022_EHM1, to the following email address: wwwfrk@uni-osnabrueck.de. Application deadline: 6 July 2022.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Ehmer (oliver.ehmer@uni-osnabrueck.de).

We look forward to your application.