Vacant positions

Professorship in synchronic English linguistics
University of Zurich
The closing date for applications is September 9, 2020

The University of Zurich invites applications for a professorship in synchronic English linguistics. The position should be filled by August 1st 2022.

Applicants must have a strong background in empirical-quantitative research on Second-and Foreign Language Acquisition of English, also in the context of multilingualism. Additional expertise in one of the core areas of synchronic English linguistics will strengthen the profile.

The person to be appointed is expected to teach in all core areas of synchronic English linguistics at BA and MA level. Candidates must hold a PhD degree and are expected to have completed their habilitation or equivalent academic qualifications and publications in the relevant field.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated research excellence in his/her dissertation and further publications in the relevant area, a track record in empirical research methods as well as an excellent teaching record.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will show a strong interest in scientific cooperation both within the University of Zurich and with national and international partners. The University of Zurich offers a rich interdisciplinary environment for the language sciences. Successful candidates will also have a proven track record in application for third party funding.

Since administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is September 9 2020. Details on the application procedure are available on

For further information please contact Prof.Dr. Daniel Schreier(

(posted 10 August 2020)