Job opportunity: An Acting Professorship for sign language linguistics at The Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf, Hamburg

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As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf (IDGS) at the Faculty of Humanities invites applications for an Acting Professorship For Sign Language linguistics. The position commences on 01.10.2019. This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with the German part-time and fixed-term contract act (Gesetz über Teilzeitarbeit und befristete Arbeitsverträge, TzBfG). The contract period is until 31.03.2020. The position calls for 100% of standard work hours per week.

Specific Duties:
The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field named above. The teaching hours correspond to those required of the professorship to be temporarily filled, which is 9 teaching hours (LVS). Helpful are very good scientific skills and international competences, as well as excellent teaching experience. The acting professor will have access to staff and an existing material budget as well as ressources for tutorials after consultation.

Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) apply.

Additional Criteria:
The successful applicant is expected to have international research experience. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests applicants to provide details of their teaching experience and objectives. The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG). Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

Interviews are planned for 20.08.2019.

The position confers employee status. For more information see This will also provide salary information. For further information, please contact or consult our website at

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 15.08.2019 to Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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